Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Black and White Wednesday: "Escape from Nine by 1" by Russ Heath

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! As many times as Ol' Groove has rapped about Atlas/Seaboard's Thrilling Adventure Stories, I've never laid this Russ Heath mini-masterpiece upon ya from ish #1 (cover dated February 1975): "Escape from Nine by 1"! A war/adventure tale from one of comics' masters!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Byrne-ing to Read: "Nightmare in New Mexico!" by Mantlo and Byrne

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Hey, baby, does Ol' Groove ever have a goodie for ya today! Have ya ever seen John Byrne's first official shot at drawing the X-Men ? The Jocular One's first professional Hulk job? How about Woodgod's sensational second appearance? Well, we've got it all
--even Spider-Man--today in "Nightmare in New Mexico!" from Marvel Team-Up #53 (October 1976)! Is today your lucky day or what? And it's only Tuesday!

And yeah, the previous masterpiece was written by Bill Mantlo and inked by Frank Giacoia!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Metal Mondays: "The 'X' Effect" by Conway and Simonson

It's a warm spring day in May, 1976. You hit the local convenience store, step up to the spinner rack, and hope to find something really cool. Would a bunch of colorful robots (including one who looks like he's getting his guts squeezed out!) in a free-for-all illustrated by Walt Simonson grab your attention? Of course it would, you're breathing, aren't ya? Thirty cents and a penny or two for tax later, you're digging Metal Men #47, written by Gerry Conway with even more amazing art by Wild-n-Woolly Walt! (Notice he's not coloring or lettering this ish--according to the letter's page, they handed those chores off to make sure Uncle Walt could get his art in on time...) Okay, I know it's just the first of March, and 2015 is nothing like 1976, but hey, comic mags are a type of time machine, aren't they? Take a trip back in time, Groove-ophiles, but watch out for..."The 'X' Effect!"


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