Monday, October 24, 2016

Marvel-ous Mondays: "Three Ghosts Too Many" by Zeigler and Spiegle

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! In 1977, Marvel Comics, the House of Ideas, was fast becoming the House of Licenses! Besides Robert E. Howard, Star Wars, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Godzilla, Shogun Warriors, KISS, etc., etc., they also nabbed the rights to publish comics based on Hanna-Barbera's catalog of cartoon characters! Coolest part of that deal? We got a Scooby-Doo comic with art by Dan Spiegle! "Three Ghosts Too Many," written by Bill Zeigler, is awfully close to seeing a SD cartoon on paper. Grab a Scooby Snack and trip on back to July 1977, baby!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Making a Splash: Fear the Man-Thing!

What it is, Groove-ophiles! We can't let another October slip by without a loving look back at the macabre Man-Thing! After a thimble-full of nigh-legendary appearances (Savage Tales #1 and Astonishing Tales #'s 12-13), Manny finally got a regular swamp to haunt in Adventures Into Fear. He Burned Anyone Who Knew Fear for issues 10-19 (July 1972-September 1973) before graduating to his own mag (which ran for 22 issues, plus five unfortunately named Giant-Size issues). Check out the spooky/sludgy splashes with art by Gray Morrow, Howard Chaykin, Jim Starlin, Rich Buckler, and Val Mayerik (usually inked by Sal Trapini)...but whatever you do--don't let Man-Thing know you're afraid!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Boys from Derby: "The Unholy" by Morisi and Morisi

Ghoulish Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Here's a twisted terror-tale from Haunted #19 (September 1974) by the son/father team of writer Steve and artist Pete Morisi (PAM). Are you prepared to meet..."The Unholy"?


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