Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Black and White Wednesday: "Death's Stranger" by Wolfman and Palmer

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Here's two-thirds of the famous Tomb of Dracula creative team, Marv Wolfman and Tom Palmer (no Gene Colan, sorry!) on a spooky spectacular from Skywald's Psycho #2 (cover-dated March 1971). Beware..."Death's Stranger"!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Groove's Faves: "The Evil That Is Cast..." by Stern, Byrne, and Layton

It's Ol' Groove's birthday! 1963 was some year, wunnit? Avengers, X-Men, and moi! Seriously, as usual, since it's my birthday, yers trooly is picking one'a his all-time fave comic mags to rap with y'all about! This time we're looking at a masterpiece created by the multi-talented hands of writer Roger Stern and artists John Byrne (who co-plotted, as well) and Bob Layton: "The Evil That Is Cast" from The Incredible Hulk Annual #7 (Summer 1978). Sterno was killin' it on the Incredible Hulk around the time this annual came out, while Byrne and Layton had teamed up to provide some awesome art on The Champions about a year earlier. When Teen Groove saw that double-sized beauty on the bottom of the magazine rack at the local Convenient Store, there was no doubt it was goin' back to Casa de Groove! I mean, besides the aforementioned awesome creative team, we had the Hulk (of course), The Angel and Iceman (from The X-Men and, yep, The Champions) versus the original Sentinel, Master Mold with the mind of another X-Villain, Steven Lang! Roger's story was very cool, lots of action and humor, giving art-team Byrne/Layton plenty of cool stuff to draw, especially Master-Mold's asteroid hq--wow!! 'Nuff said! Check it out! Pass the cake!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Setting the Pace: "Otherwar" by Kraft, Perez, and Giacoia

Can you dig it, Groove-ophiles? From the files of the far-out, we proudly present "Otherwar" from Marvel Premiere #45 (September 1978)! Continuing their Man-Wolf saga from Creatures On the Loose, Dave Kraft, George Perez, and Frank Giacoia absolutely blew Teen Groove away with this sci-fi/fantasy/superhero mash-up! Pace Setter Perez went wild with one of his best art jobs of the Groovy Age! Wanna see...?

Ol' Groove knew you would!


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