Friday, September 23, 2016

The Grooviest BACK Covers of All Time: Basil Wolverton Goes Plop!

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! The amazing Basil Wolverton provided the creepy/crazy/cool covers for the first fourteen issues of PLOP! but did you know that for the first ten issues he also provided the back covers? S'truth! Y'see, the first ten issues of DC's Magazine of Weird Humor was an ad-free enterprise. The back covers were what we'd now call "virgin covers", showcasing the art from the front cover with no copy. Even more importantly, the art was printed in an even larger size on the back cover, giving us a greater glimpse of Wolverton's gloriously grotesque but gleefully goofy guys and gals...

And, oh, yeah! Dig those wild and crazy Sergio Aragones cartoons beguiling us from the background!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Boys from Derby: "Satana's Paradise!" by Gill and PAM

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! Another Vengeance Squad adventure (from VS #4, October 1975) comin' at ya! This is another Joe Gill/Pete (PAM) Morisi collaboration. More wordy than usual, lots of talking heads pages, and PAM's work looks a bit looser than usual, but hey--they hit their deadline (no Dreaded Deadline Doom reprints here, baby)!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Black and White Wednesday: DC on TV from Amazing World of DC Comics #15

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! In The Amazing World of DC Comics #15 (August 1977), Anthony Tollin wrote a nice, photo-filled article encapsulating the history of DC heroes on live-action TV. Later in that same ish, Mark Evanier gave us an excellent essay on TV's Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter! All those facts and photos came under a gorgeous Mike Nasser (now Michael Netzer) WW cover. And heeeeeere it is!


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