Monday, June 27, 2016

Groove's Faves: "Masks" by Moench, Zeck, and Tartaglione

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Mike Zeck fans, rejoice! Today we're gonna check out a rare and totally far-out Hulk outing by the incredible Mr. Z. from The Hulk! #16 (June 1979)! "Masks" is a pretty cool little morality play written by the amazing Doug Moench. It's an action-packed epic involving a search for treasure in a sunken Spanish galleon, which takes Lettuce Lips from New Orleans to the Florida swamps, and along the way pits our gamma-irradiated hero against a unique mad scientist, an alligator, a manta, and even a mutated octopus! Inked by John Tartaglione and colored (in Super Marvelcolor!) by Steve Oliff, 'tis definitely one of the best issues of Ol' Jade Jaws' full-color magazine!

Friday, June 24, 2016

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: June Bats, Round Three: Brave and the Bold

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! It's time for another round of June Bats--comicbook covers featuring The Caped Crusader that came out in the month of June during the Groovy Age. This time around we're planting our peepers on Batman in Brave and the Bold, and Ol' Groove bets you're gonna dig it the most! Covers by Neal Adams, Nick Cardy, and Jim Aparo? What's not to swoon over, right? One note before we dig in: you'll probably notice there aren't any B&B covers represented from 1972-1974. That's 'cause, for some wonky reason no doubt, in 1972, ish #103 was a month late. Seeing as how B&B was on a bi-monthly schedule, that scheduling change forced our fave Batman team-up mag into coming out in July instead of June during the summer. We'll let the scholars worry about that, though, and just enjoy Batman and friends rocking some incredible covers!


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