Friday, August 28, 2015

Making a Splash: DC Comics 40 Years Ago This Month

Way back in August 1974, Young Groove turned 12 years old. He also had some extra money to spend, and it looks like he spent a lot of it on some choice DC mags. My faves this time around were JLA, Batman, First Issue Special (Mike Grell's Warlord), Adventure, Justice Inc., Jonah Hex, Unknown Soldier, Omac, and Weird Mystery Tales (Kaluta!). Which were yours?

Our Army At War #286

Tarzan #243

Tarzan Family #60

Thursday, August 27, 2015

"Our Pal" Sal: "Kill! Cried the Raven!" by Thomas, Buscema, and Esposito

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! Here's another example of early Sal Buscema from Sub-Mariner #26 (March 1970)! Of course, he has a cool story to illustrate as writer Roy Thomas brings back Timely's winged warrior Red Raven! Roy's love for Golden Age characters knows no bounds--but he doesn't hesitate to put those old characters through the ringer when a good story calls for it! Oh, and while the credits say "Joe Guadioso", the inks are by Mike Esposito, who was moonlighting from DC with Marvel. Are you ready to dive (ouch) into..."Kill! Cried the Raven!"? Here we go!

Is it just me, or does this page look like Ross Andru's handiwork?


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