Friday, March 23, 2018

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: The Champions

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! The Champions. Ol' Groove just dug that group so much. Yeah, it went through a lotta growing pains in its early issues. Yeah, it was an unlikely team (two X-Men, two Avengers, and the Ghost Rider). But doggone it, when writer Bill Mantlo was joined by penciler John Byrne it was magic. Too little, too late, I s'pose, but if the Champs had only been given a little more time... Ah, well. The Champions also sported some really far-out covers, too. Ol' Groove decided for this round I'd narrow it down to a half dozen. That was HARD, but here ya go! Gil Kane, Dave Cockrum, Ernie Chan (aided and abetted by inkers Dan Adkins, Bob Layton, and Al Milgrom) are definitely champions of cool cover art!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Funny Stuff: Yosemite Sam and Bugs Bunny-Art By Fred Abranz

Has Ol' Groove ever mentioned that he absolutely loves the old Looney Tunes cartoons? Fave cartoons of all time. As much as I dig Bugs and Daffy, the character that tickles my funny bone the most is Yosemite Sam. Did'ja know that he had his own comic from Gold Key? No Jive! It ran 81 issues (September 1970-December 1983). While it featured a lot of reprints, it was always good for a chuckle or two. Here's a fun one that really feels like one of the cartoon episodes with lovely art by Fred Abranz from ish #2 (December 1970--which is actually one of those reprints I was talking about from Dell's Looney Tunes #148 from 1954)...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Black and White Wednesday: "A Trip In Time" by Skeates and Sparling

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! You can never get enough time travel stories, right? Especially when they're the creation of top talents like Steve Skeates and Jack Sparling. Here's "A Trip In Time" from Eerie #33 (March 1971)!


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