Friday, February 16, 2018

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: The Black Panther Prowls the Marvel Universe

Can you dig it, Groove-ophiles! Today's the day The Black Panther's solo flick hits screens around the U.S. and Ol' Groove is soooo looking forward to seeing it! While we're passing time until showtime, though, whaddya say we dig on a truckload of Ol' Groove's fave Groovy Age covers featuring the Black Panther? Not just covers from Prince T'Challa's own series, but from all over the Marvel Universe? That'll allow us to get to se the Panther envisioned not only by Jack Kirby and Rich Buckler, but also the Brothers Buscema, Barry Windsor-Smith, John Byrne, George Perez, Frank Miller, Jim Starlin, Gil Kane and so many more. Sounds like a plan, huh? Then let's prowl!
















Thursday, February 15, 2018

Random Reads: "Fifty Million Tons of Soul!" by Haney, Oksner, and Smith

Dig it, Groove-ophiles, even in the waning days of the Groovy Age, DC was still producing some sentimental, slice of life comics the likes of which were getting more and more rare. One little sorta-series that kept tugging at the heart strings ran in the back of the Dollar Comics issues of Detective Comics: Tales of Gotham City. It's long been said that Gotham City itself is as much a character as Batman, Commissioner Gordon, or the Joker, and this series that appeared under editor Paul Levitz' reign made a believer out of Teen Groove. A fave in that series was but the Bob trio--Haney, Oksner, and Smith: "Fifty Million Tons of Soul!" If someone pitched a story like this these days, editors more than likely would show that writer the door, but back in April 1980, some of us adored these tales of seemingly random folk who's lives would be entwined, changed, or touched by something simple. Even something as simple as a bridge.









Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Black and White Wednesday: Direct Currents for February/March 1975

Happy Valentines Day, Groove-ophiles! While Ol' Groove doesn't have any romance stories for ya today, we can just continue our love-fest for what we adoringly call The Groovy Age today by looking back at the comics DC was unleashing upon fandom during the winter of 1975 (specifically February and March of 1975). How we gonna do that? By sharing the Direct Currents article from The Amazing World of DC Comics #4, baby! Enjoy the trip down memory lane--zero calories! (Unlike that box of chocolates you're eating!)







 How many of those magnificent mags did you get, Groove-ophiles?

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