Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Decent Comics: "There Goes the Neighborhood!" by Bridwell, Newton, and Hunt

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! It's time for another SHAZAM! mini-epic, this one from World's Finest #260 (September 1979). "There Goes the Neighborhood!" is another short charmer by writer E. Nelson Bridwell, who had a knack to write Silver Age style whimsy, while keeping things modern enough to satisfy, er, modern fans. The more realistic art of penciler Don Newton and inker Dave Hunt (who just passed on March 5th at age 74, RIP) help give a solid look to what, in other, less sensible hands, could have been a bunch of really silly-looking characters (okay, some of them are pretty silly, still, but less silly than they could have been otherwise). Fun is fun, and I wonder how today's readers would react to this fun little throwaway tale...


  1. I'm not sure of how well it went over at the time, but I enjoyed the Newton and Hunt (later Schaffenberger) version of our heroes. Bridwell's stories always hit the right note for me. I actually subscribed to World's Finest to be able to continue reading their adventures (later following them to the digest-sized Adventure Comics).

  2. I enjoyed the social commentary regarding the meteorologist having the forecast right.."this time"! Bwah! Thanks Groove!



Blog Widget by LinkWithin
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!

Note to "The Man": All images are presumed copyright by the respective copyright holders and are presented here as fair use under applicable laws, man! If you hold the copyright to a work I've posted and would like me to remove it, just drop me an e-mail and it's gone, baby, gone.

All other commentary and insanity copyright GroovyAge, Ltd.

As for the rest of ya, the purpose of this blog is to (re)introduce you to the great comics of the 1970s. If you like what you see, do what I do--go to a comics shop, bookstore, e-Bay or whatever and BUY YOUR OWN!