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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Black and White Wednesday: "Time Lapse" by Funnell and Duranona

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Did'ja ever get a case of deja vu all over again? Well, get ready for another spine-tingling sensation as you read Augustine Funnell and Leo Duranona's "Time Lapse" from Atlas/Seaboard's Weird Tales of the Macabre #1 (October 1974)!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sensational Seventh Anniversary! Titanic Tuesdays: "Trouble--Which Rhymes With Double!" by Rozakis, Brown, and Blaisdell

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! Today is Diversion of the Groove Kind's sensational SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY! Man, time doth fly when you're having fun, dunnit? Ol' Groove just wants to say "Thanks" and send a big ol' Dating Game-style "mmmMMWAH!"  to all'a you far out fellas and fems who have made Groove City their cyber-home-away-from-home! Ol' Groove loves ya, baby!

And now, welcome back to our regularly scheduled Diversions and  Mal and His Pals, er, Teen Titans, Groove-ophiles! Teen Titans #47 (January 1977) had a bit more "oomph" than the ish before it. Perhaps it was the author Bob Rozakis' plot in which Two-Face sent pairs of evil-doers after our heroes (goofy those twin terrors might have been--like something right out of Archie's campy Mighty Heroes line of the 60s). Perhaps it was the art by Bob Brown who was moving back to DC after spending most of the 70s at Marvel. Sadly, this was one of Bob's last completed jobs (or was it even completed? Looks like some art-tinkering went on here and there), as he passed away the very month this mag hit the stands. Ol' Groove's not sure, but I do know that ending was certainly an attention getter (as was that groovy Rich Buckler/Jack Abel cover)!

Monday, July 27, 2015

MOKF Monday: "Cyclone at the Center of a Madman's Crown!" by Moench, Gulacy, and Adkins

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Time for another adventure with Shang-Chi and the gang! Last time we were introduced to Leiko Wu, who would go on to become one of the major cast members of MOKF along with the villainous Mordillo. This time we'll meet his robotic servant, Brynocki! Get ready for a wild and crazy adventure from the super-star team of Doug Moench, Paul Gulacy, and Dan Adkins! Let's head back to August 1975 for Master of Kung Fu #34 and the..."Cyclone at the Center of a Madman's Crown!"


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