Friday, October 20, 2017

Making a Splash: The Haunted Detective

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! 13 spooky Batman splashes from some of the greatest artists of the Groovy Age! These are some of the moody masterpieces from the Groovy Age issues of Detective Comics Ol' Groove digs the most. Are your faves here? If not, what are they?

Detective #407

Detective #409

Detective #444

Detective 482

(And yep, Ol' Groove is workin' on a post featuring splashes from Batman's own mag, as well. Hang in there, baby!)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Boys from Derby: "The Unbelievers" by Gill and Vila

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! It's time for some voodoo hoo-doo from Monster Hunters #4 (November 1975). It's "The Unbelievers" by Joe Gill and Carlos Vila!

And hey, did ya catch the return of Monster Hunter supreme, Col. Whiteshroud in Charlton Arrow Vol. 2, No. 1? Yep, the Groovy Age is back on its way! Whoo-hoo!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Black and White Wednesday: "The Bleeding Time" by Conway, V. Redondo, Alcala, and DeZuniga

HowOOO's it shakin', Groove-ophiles! Here's a Vampire Tale(s) (from ish #9, December 1974) by Gerry and Carla Conway, Virgilio Redondo, Alfredo Alcala, and Tony DeZuniga! "The Bleeding Time" doesn't just involve vampires, though, it has both sci fi and historical twists. Intrigued? Read on, baby, read on...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Decent Comics: "Sivana's Space Armada!" by Bridwell, Newton, and Giella

Check it out, Groove-ophiles! Here's part three of E. Nelson Bridwell and Don Newton's SHAZAM/ Monster Society of Evil saga! This time, they're joined by inker Joe Giella as Captain Marvel takes on the terror-team of Dr. Sivana and IBAC! From World's Finest #266 (September 1980) here's "Sivana's Space Armada!"

Monday, October 16, 2017

Marvel-ous Monday: "Black Goliath" by Isabella, Tuska, and Colletta

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Months after Black Goliath's debut in Powerman issues 24-25 (which you can read here and here), the powers-that-were at Marvel gave Bill Foster's gi-normous alter ego his own mag (just like Ol' Groove told ya about in the Powerman #24 post). In October 1975 Black Goliath #1 hit the stands, written by Tony Isabella with art by George Tuska and Vinnie Colletta. "Black Goliath" was loaded with flashbacks on our hero's backstory (Bill Foster had been around since 1966, after all) and action against a new villain called Atom Smasher (along with his matching-costumed minions). The best part, though, was the introduction of Foster's supporting cast: his "Whiz Kids", a trio of geniuses in the tradition of Doc Savage's Amazing Five. Check it out, baby!
Cover art by Rich Buckler and Frank Giacoia


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