Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Black and White Wednesday: "The Blood Sacrifice of Amanda Saint!" by McGregor, Buckler, and Marcos

HoOOOOOOWWWWWW's it goin', Groove-ophiles! Ol' Groove had planned to run this, the second solo Morbius saga from Vampire Tales (#2,July 1973), a bit later, but since it's the first of October...the Hallo-weenie in me took charge and said, "Run it now!" So here we are with "The Blood Sacrifice of Amanda Saint!" written by Don McGregor (who'd write the rest of Morbius' strips in VP) with incredible art by Rich Buckler, inked by last issue's artist, Pablo Marcos! Mind you, this is the first chapter in an ongoing serial, so we're gonna leave ya hangin'--but Morbius'll be back if y'ask real nice!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Amazed by Aparo: "Masque of Mirrors" by Kaler and Aparo

By popular demand, here's Dave Kaler and Jim Aparo's third solo Nightshade strip from the final issue of Charlton's Captain Atom (#89, September 1967)! Prepare to face the..."Masque of Mirrors"!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Groove's Faves: "Timber Wolf...Dead Hero, Live Excecutioner!" by Bates and Cockrum

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Legion of Super-Heroes fans knew that Cary Bates and Dave Cockrum's revival of our favorite team of teens from the future was catching fire when they snagged the lead spot and put Superboy in the back of his own mage in Superboy #197 (June 1973). Starting with the next issue they'd take over the whole mag, and by the end of the 70s, they'd totally boot Superboy out of his own mag and into a brand new mag of his own.

Young Groove wasn't worried about all'a that, though. He was just flipping out of Cockrum's sensational art and those astounding new costumes (especially Timber Wolf's and Lightning Lad's)! Add to all that the fact that Tyr was a pretty cool villain and now we're ready to dig on a true, blue fave!
Cover art by Nick Cardy


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