Friday, July 1, 2016

Making a Splash: Groove's Favorites from Marvel and DC, July 1976

What it is, Groove-ophiles! If you can remember the Summer of 76, you probably remember the big U.S. Bi-Centennial celebrations, Top 40 radio hits like Afternoon Delight and Silly Love Songs, The Fonz  and Nadia Comaneci (via the Summer Olympics) ruling the airwaves, or mebbe you went to the movies and got freaked out by The Omen. Most important of all, though, was what we could find on the old spinner rack, right? Marvel, DC, Charlton, Archie, Harvey, and Gold Key had tons (I say, TONS) of comics that month, so there's no way Ol' Groove is gonna put 'em all in one post. Instead, I'm gonna share the sensational splash pages from my own personal, bought-strait-off-the-spinner rack twenty (in no particular order) favorite comics from July 1976! Yeah, they're all Marvel and DC, but hey, it's my list! You can debate, add to, take from, or trash the entire list if'n ya wanna--but these are mine, I tell ya! Mine, mine! (How'd Daffy Duck get in here?) Enjoy!

Marvel Premiere #32

Starfire #2

Thor #252

Warlock #15 (from a reprint, sorry...)

Warlord #3

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Random Reads: "Spawn of the Devil!" by Jones and Grandenetti

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! How does a publisher get a rip-off (which I actually like better'n the original) of The Exorcist into a Comics Code-approved comicbook? Ol' Groove doesn't know, either, but Atlas/Seaboard did it in Tales of Evil #1 (December 1974)! Here are Russ Jones and Jerry Grandenetti with "Spawn of the Devil!"

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Black and White Wednesday: Direct Currents for the Summer of 1976

Check it out, Groove-ophiles! If you remember the Summer of 1976, you're bound to have some great memories--Ol' Groove sure does! Here's a chance to re-live some of those "gold old days" from the summer of the U.S.'s Bi-Centennial via the Direct Previews section of Amazing World of DC Comics #12! To make it even more special, this particular edition of Direct Previews announces the arrival of new DC publisher Jenette Kahn (along with the major editorial changes), aaaand a preview of the original cover of Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali--by Joe Kubert!?! All this and a sneak-peek at September 1976, too!


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