Friday, August 29, 2014

Making a Splash: Jack Kirby's Forever People

Ol' Groove just can't get enough Kirby, Groove-ophiles! His birthday was yesterday, but I'm still in a King Kirby mood--so how 'bout we plant our peepers on a pile of Forever People splashes? Ol' Groove's been diggin' DC's new Infinity Man and the Forever People so far, but nothing, I mean nothing can come close to this--the real thing. Dig the hippie-fied majesty of Mark Moonrider, Big Bear, Vykin, Serifan, and Beautiful Dreamer!


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Groovy Age Gold/Happy Birthday to the King: "Newsboy Legion Starring the Guardian" by Simon and Kirby

Happy Birthday to Jack Kirby! The King of Comics would've been 97 today--how nutso is that? Thing is, even if Jack had lived to be 200, his creations will still be selling comics for as long as the artform exists! Today, we're looking at one of Ol' Groove's all-time fave Kirby Kreations, The Guardian and the Newsboy Legion! Way back in Jimmy Olsen #141 (July 1971), Young Groove got to read the origin of the Original Guardian and his gang of sidekicks. I was blown away, enthralled, swept up--you name it, I was it! I was really diggin' the New Guardian and Legion (along with the New Gods, Forever People, and Mister Miracle), but this particular origin tale--from the Golden Age (Star-Spangled Comics #7, April 1942) really resonated with me. Still does! Hope you dig it as much as Ol' Groove always has! 'Tis the proverbial icing on Jack's birthday cake to moi!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Black and White Wednesday: "Death's Stranger" by Wolfman and Palmer

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Here's two-thirds of the famous Tomb of Dracula creative team, Marv Wolfman and Tom Palmer (no Gene Colan, sorry!) on a spooky spectacular from Skywald's Psycho #2 (cover-dated March 1971). Beware..."Death's Stranger"!


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