Friday, October 30, 2015

Making a Splash: 13 of Berni Wrightson's Best

Happy Halloween, Groove-ophiles! Groovy Age Master of the Macabre, Berni Wrightson sure created some memorable supernatural splashes (and fearsome frontispieces, too), didn't he? Here are 13 of Ol' Groove's faves (in no particular order) from DC's House of Mystery, House of Secrets, and Warren's Creepy! How's that for a treat, tricksters?

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Amazed by Aparo: "The Phantom Crew" by Dipluhm and Aparo

'Tis almost Halloween, Groove-ophiles, so don'tcha think it's time for a good, old-fashioned ghost story? Yeah, Ol' Groove thought you would! So here's a creepy classic from "Norm Dipluhm" and Jim Aparo from Ghostly Tales #65 (December 1967)! Prepare to set sail with..."The Phantom Crew"!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Black and White Wednesday: "Satana" by Thomas and Romita and "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Satana*" (*But Were Too Awestruck to Ask) by C. Conway

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Hey, it's almost Halloween! The Devil you say? Nay, the Devil's Daughter I say! Satana, the Devil's Daughter, to be exact! Created by Roy Thomas and John Romita, Satana made here debut in Vampire Tales #2 (July 1973). Vampire Tales? Why, she was a succubus, ya know--and a soul-eater is even creepier than a blood-sucker if ya ask moi!

Now, Ol' Groove could write a big ol' post about the creation of Satana, but Marvel already did that way back in Vampire Tales #3 (September 1973). So, to satisfy your curiosity, here's Carla Conway's article, "Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Satana* (*But Were Too Awestruck to Ask)"!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Mining for Gold(en): "Bulls-Eye for Murder!" by Rozakis and Golden

We're back with the second part of our superior (and kinda spooky) Man-Bat saga by Bob Rozakis and Michael Golden, Groove-ophiles! Is Kirk Langstrom gonna be a daddy--or a widower? Let's go back to November 1977 and Batman Family #16 and find out!

Oh, and if you want to read the next part, just click here! Whoooooooooooo loves ya, baby?

Monday, October 26, 2015

Mining for Gold(en): "Target: The Shotgun Sniper!" by Rozakis and Golden

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! It's been a while since we rapped about Man-Bat, so Ol' Groove's gonna make up some time! Today we're gonna check out "Target: The Shotgun Sniper!", the first of a two-part mini-saga by Bob Rozakis and (the main man of this post) Michael Golden! This was Golden's Man-Bat debut, by the by, which makes today's funky flashback even more special! Are you ready for a were-bat-wanted-for-murder, his pursuer Jason Bard, and his pregnant-but-plucky wife Francine? Oh, and some bad-guys, too? Then here it comes from Batman Family #15 (September 1977)!

Tune in tomorrow for part two!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Were-Week Concludes! The Grooviest Covers of All Time: 13 Werewolves

Check it ow-ow-owoooOUT, Groove-ophiles! 13 of Ol' Groove's fave covers featuring a variety of werewolves from a variety of publishers in no particular order! Don'tcha just love those hairy horrors?


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Special thanks to Mike's Amazing World of Comics and Grand Comics Database for being such fantastic resources for covers, dates, creator info, etc. Thou art treasures true!

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