Friday, January 31, 2020

Cool Stuff to Captivate Your Cranium!

Hey, Kids! Comics from 50 Years Ago! 
January 27 & 29, 1970

Groovy Age Splash Page of the Week

Art by Don Newton

Groovy Age Spotlight On...
Conan: Hour of the Dragon TPB

Can you dig it, Groove-ophiles? Marvel's Groovy Age adaptation of Robert E. Howard's Conan masterpiece Hour of the Dragon is now available in trade paperback form! That's right, the Roy Thomas/Gil Kane/John Buscema epic that spanned Giant-Size Conan issues 1-4, Savage Sword of Conan issues 8 and 10, and Conan Annuals 4-5 is all together between two cardstock covers at last! Evidently the b&w stories are going to be colorized, so that probably means the other issues will be re-colored; hopefully they'll stay true the original hues. Still and all, seeing this whole saga together in one place is something worth celebrating, Groove-ophiles! As of this writing (yep, Ol' Groove writes these posts way in advance) the book hasn't come out yet, but Ol' Groove is sure 'enuff lookin' forward to it! If you've a copy, sing out in the comments section and let us know what ya think of it! Meantime, here are the sensational splashes from the original issues...

'Til next week...Pax!

Friday, January 24, 2020

Pics to Prize and Praise!

Hey, Kids! Comics from 50 Years Ago!
January 20 & 22, 1970

Groovy Age Splash Page of the Week

Groovy Age Spotlight On...
Wacky Packages!

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! Wacky Packages aren't comics, but they're definitely comix related and they most definitely were a huge part of  our Groovy Age-era childhoods! Combine the zaniness of mags like Cracked and Mad with art and gags by comix luminaries like Len Brown, Kim Deitch, George Evans, Drew Friedman, Bill Griffith, Jay Lynch, Norman Saunders, Art Spiegelman, Bhob Stewart and Tom Sutton then put 'em in the form of collectible stickers? Was there ever any doubt that whatever change we had left over after we bought our comicbooks in the early-to-mid 70s went to snapping these babies up? (At a nickel a pack, yet!) Here are some samples of the gross-out hilarity that we all loved so well from the 1974 series  6-11...

For tons more info and examples, check out the Wacky Packages Website! That's it for this week, Groove-ophiles! See ya next time! Pax!


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