Friday, September 19, 2014

Making a Splash: Marvel Comics, 35 Years Ago This Month

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Welcome back to September 1979! Marvel Comics was under the leadership of Jim Shooter, and what a line-up of talent they had on display! John (busy-bee) Byrne, George Perez, Michael Golden, Pat Broderick, Jerry Bingham, Mike Zeck, Arvell Jones, Paul Kupperberg, Gene Day (did he ever have a busy September!), the Brothers Buscema (man, was Sal all over the place this month?), Gene Colan, Marie Severin, Jim Mooney, Herb Trimpe, Tom Sutton, Don Perlin, Frank Springer--and even Carmine Infantino and Steve Ditko! Spin that 70s spinner-rack, baby!!

Bill Mantlo: Writer/Michael Golden & Al Milgrom/Artists

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Makin' Chaykin: "Duel!" by Kanigher and Chaykin

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! It's time for the Enemy Ace to face the Count of final time! From Men of War #14 (December 1978) here's "Duel!" by Robert Kanigher and Howard Chaykin!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Black and White Wednesday: Who Won..."The Great Superman Movie Contest"? by Mike Gold

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Remember way back in the Summer of 1977 when DC ran the following blurb on all of their covers...

...and this contest form in every mag?

Remember contest pieces like these adorning DC's letter's pages during that fateful summer?

All you had to do was collect enough letters to spell S-U-P-E-R-M-A-N and either C-L-A-R-K or K-A-L-E-L and you could be in Superman: the Movie!

Ever wonder what happened to the two Grand Prize winners? Well, The Amazing World of DC Comics (issue #16, dated December 1977) gave us the lowdown courtesy writer Mike Gold. Read all about it!!

Couldn't resist throwing in this pic of our Superman, Christopher Reeve!


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