Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Black and White Wednesday: "The Thanksgiving Spirit" by Will Eisner

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the U.S., so Ol' Groove thought he'd share some black and white Groovy Age gold via Kitchen Sink's May 1978 reprint of Will Eisner's "The Thanksgiving Spirit" from The Spirit #18 (originally published November 20, 1949). This is comix, baby! Thanks, Will!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tuesday Two-fer: "Time-Warp" by Barr, Barretto, and Adkins and "Plague" by Kashdan, Newton, and Mitchell

Gobble, gobble, Groove-ophiles! Let's talk turkey: Time Warp was a pretty cool sci fi comic! Too bad it was so short-lived. Just take, for example, November 1979's Time Warp #3! Under it's way-too-pulpy-cool Mike Kaluta cover there are a ton of cool stories--including the twisted tale that lead off the ish, "Time Warp" (What an appropriate title!) by Mike W. Barr, Ed Barretto, and Dan Adkins...

Then, there's the issue's final sci-fi shocker by George Kashdan, Don Newton, and Steve Mitchell, "Plague"!

And if you're in the mood for more Time Warp wonderment, just click the Time Warp link over there in the Stream of Comicbook Consciousness section! Time Warp! It's not just a campy dance number any more!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Makin' Chaykin: "Fangs of the Gorilla God!" by Howard, Thomas, and Chaykin

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! With Thanksgiving coming up in a few days here in the U.S., Ol' Groove thought he'd spend this week looking back at some November-released mags that he's thankful for! (Don't worry, this is all leading up to our annual Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday, baby!) So how 'bout let's truck on back to November 1976 for a look at Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin's take on Robert E. Howard's immortal Solomon Kane! (Two of my fave creators on one of my fave characters--something to be thankful for, right?) "Fangs of the Gorilla God!", which appeared in Marvel Premiere #34, was based on Howard's story "Red Shadows", and it's a doozy! Because it appeared in a Comics Code approved comic (instead of the b&w Savage Sword of Conan), this version isn't as gruesome as Howard's original, but it's still gritty, spooky, and action packed! Chaykin's art here, to moi, is stunning with its bold use of blacks and lively layouts. Kane's outfit is a bit bizarre for a Puritan, but hey, Howard had to have some fun, right?


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