Monday, May 25, 2015

Micronauts Monday: "The Great Escapes" by Mantlo, Golden, and Rubinstein

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Between the family visits and barbecues (at least here in the U.S. where it's Memorial Day, the rest of ya out there are probably sloggin' up on a plain ol' Monday), why don't we take a side-visit to H.E.L.L. and the Microverse? Bill Mantlo, Michael Golden, and Joe Rubinstein are in charge of the trip, so ya know we're in good hands. From Micronauts #6 (March 1979), dig "The Great Escapes"! Ready? Set? Go!

Ever wanna read the walls, signs, and script in the Microverse? Well, here's Michael Golden's Microverse alphabet (from this issue's letters page)! how cool is this?

Oh, and if ya can't wait for the next ish with guest-star Man-Thing, just click here and boogity, boogity--Micronauts #7 is at your fingertips!

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: No DC for Neal!

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Y'know, there was a time during the Groovy Age when DC's fave artist, Neal Adams, was on the outs with them. He was trying to make the comics industry more fair and employee friendly, mainly by taking on the cause of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, who felt--and Neal agreed--that DC (and the upcoming Superman film) were gypping the creators out of their fair share of what would be a multi-million dollar proposition. Of course, while Neal was crusading, he had to make moolah, so he turned to Marvel, Charlton (!), newcomer Atlas/Seaboard, and once, even a "ground-level" publisher, Sal Quartuccio for some income. He did mostly covers, while he and his cohorts at Continuity Associates took care of whatever interiors needed taking care of. But it's Neal's covers we're celebrating today! One could imagine Neal finishing a piece and thinking, "Look what you're missing, DC!"

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bring On the Back-ups: "True Heroes Never Die...!" by Wein, Buckler, and Celardo

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Today let's check out what was to have been the first (doggone that DC Implosion!) episode of the regular Hawkman back-up series for Detective Comics. "True Heroes Never Die...!" was written by Len Wein and illustrated by Rich Buckler and John Celardo for Detective Comics #479 (June 1978). Let it fly, Winged Wonder!


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