Monday, March 2, 2015

Metal Mondays: "The 'X' Effect" by Conway and Simonson

It's a warm spring day in May, 1976. You hit the local convenience store, step up to the spinner rack, and hope to find something really cool. Would a bunch of colorful robots (including one who looks like he's getting his guts squeezed out!) in a free-for-all illustrated by Walt Simonson grab your attention? Of course it would, you're breathing, aren't ya? Thirty cents and a penny or two for tax later, you're digging Metal Men #47, written by Gerry Conway with even more amazing art by Wild-n-Woolly Walt! (Notice he's not coloring or lettering this ish--according to the letter's page, they handed those chores off to make sure Uncle Walt could get his art in on time...) Okay, I know it's just the first of March, and 2015 is nothing like 1976, but hey, comic mags are a type of time machine, aren't they? Take a trip back in time, Groove-ophiles, but watch out for..."The 'X' Effect!"

Friday, February 27, 2015

Making a Splash: Aparo's Aquaman Adventures

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! We've rapped about the incredible Steve Skeates/Jim Aparo era of Aquaman in his own mag during the early Groovy Age, but what about the King of the Seven Seas' return to glory in the pages of Adventure Comics (issues 441-452, July 1975-April 1977). Short-lived glory you say? Naw, this run in Adventure was so good it lead to the revival of Aquaman's own mag--which we'll rap about another day. 'Til then, enjoy these awesome Aparo illoed Aquaman in Adventure splashes!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Boys from Derby: "The Unbelievable Doll Finn!" by Cuti and Staton

Been a while since we bopped back to Derby, Connecticut, to see what Nick Cuti and Joe Staton were layin' on us back in September, 1974, Groove-ophiles! Today we find them lending their genius to Midnight Tales #10 with "The Unbelievable Doll Finn!" Check it out!


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