Friday, July 31, 2015

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: Groove's Fave Limited Collectors' Edition Covers

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! One of the coolest things about the Groovy Age was DC's tabloid-sized Limited Collectors' Editon mags. Page after page of reprints from the DC vaults under glorious cardstock covers. Here are  my faves. C.C. Beck. Joe Kubert. Jim Aparo. Dick Giordano. Neal Adams. Mike Grell. What were yours?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

"Our Pal" Sal: "A World My Enemy!" by Thomas, S. Buscema, Mooney, and Esposito

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! We're back with more superior scribblings featuring Our Pal, Sal Busecma! This time we're going way back to one of Sal's earliest jobs--his first issue of Sub-Mariner! By the time Sub-Mariner #25 (February 1970) hit the spinner-racks, Sal had become an established inker and was making quite a name for himself as a penciler (mainly on The Avengers). Some of the best issues of Subby's mag came to us via the Roy Thomas/Sal Buscema team, and this one is just the beginning! Dig it!!

 Oh, yeah, the nice, crisp, detailed inks were provided by Jim Mooney and Mike Esposito (moonlighting as Joe Gaudioso)!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Black and White Wednesday: "Time Lapse" by Funnell and Duranona

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Did'ja ever get a case of deja vu all over again? Well, get ready for another spine-tingling sensation as you read Augustine Funnell and Leo Duranona's "Time Lapse" from Atlas/Seaboard's Weird Tales of the Macabre #1 (October 1974)!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sensational Seventh Anniversary! Titanic Tuesdays: "Trouble--Which Rhymes With Double!" by Rozakis, Brown, and Blaisdell

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! Today is Diversion of the Groove Kind's sensational SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY! Man, time doth fly when you're having fun, dunnit? Ol' Groove just wants to say "Thanks" and send a big ol' Dating Game-style "mmmMMWAH!"  to all'a you far out fellas and fems who have made Groove City their cyber-home-away-from-home! Ol' Groove loves ya, baby!

And now, welcome back to our regularly scheduled Diversions and  Mal and His Pals, er, Teen Titans, Groove-ophiles! Teen Titans #47 (January 1977) had a bit more "oomph" than the ish before it. Perhaps it was the author Bob Rozakis' plot in which Two-Face sent pairs of evil-doers after our heroes (goofy those twin terrors might have been--like something right out of Archie's campy Mighty Heroes line of the 60s). Perhaps it was the art by Bob Brown who was moving back to DC after spending most of the 70s at Marvel. Sadly, this was one of Bob's last completed jobs (or was it even completed? Looks like some art-tinkering went on here and there), as he passed away the very month this mag hit the stands. Ol' Groove's not sure, but I do know that ending was certainly an attention getter (as was that groovy Rich Buckler/Jack Abel cover)!


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