Friday, May 18, 2018

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: Groovy Age Lois Lane

In tribute to Superman the Movie's Lois Lane, Margot Kidder, who just passed away this past Sunday, let's take a loving look back at some of Ol' Groove's LL Groovy Age covers. Art by Curt Swan, Murphy Anderson, Dick Giordano, Bob Oksner, and others. Lois was (usually) pretty hip during this era...









RIP Margot

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Random Reads: "Stay Tuned" by ? and Villamonte

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! Here's the lead story from Gold Key's Twilight Zone #60 (September 1974), "Stay Tuned!" Ol' Groove doesn't know who the writer is, but they sure came up with a cool idea--one that tied into our TV culture and gave new meaning to turning someone on (or off)! Stand-out art by Ric (Beowulf) Villamonte, to boot!






Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Black and White Wednesday: Groovy Bob Brown Original Art

Bob Brown was one of those comicbook artists we took for granted back in the Groovy Age, wasn't he? His art was solid, but not spectacular, his storytelling was really amazing, but not flashy. When he drew Batman, Superboy, or Daredevil, especially coupled with the right inker like Murphy Anderson, Wally Wood, Dick Giordano, Klaus Janson, or (can you believe it?) Keith Pollard, Young Groove dug it. Young Groove had a much harder time with his Avengers work, though I always loved his Avengers debut (#113) with the very different but, in my eyes, very stunning Frank Bolle inks. Brown's art was very dependent on an inker for some reason. His style was always readily recognizable, but some inkers (sorry Don Heck) didn't flatter his pencils at all, while others (Dave Cockrum, sigh...) made 'em look pretty awesome. Now, Ol' Groove can see the mastery of the form displayed by Brown's art, and it really shows in these cool original pages I found scattered all over the Internet. Enjoy, Groove-ophiles!
















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