Friday, May 26, 2017

Marvel-ous Mondays: "Confrontation!" by Wolfman, Kane, and the Tribe

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Due to Monday's post on the passing of Rich Buckler, Ol' Groove's moved our regular Monday post to Friday just this once. Thanks for your kind indulgence.

Here's the finale to Marv Wolfman and Gil Kane's "Air Pirates of Mars" saga from Marvel's John Carter Warlord of Mars #10 (December 1977). This one's inked by The Tribe, btw, but Kane's pencils shine and the inks are pretty consistent throughout. And dig Kane's inks on the cover!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Boys from Derby: "Ambia!" by Wayne Howard

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Let's check out this rare sword and sorcery offering from Charlton Comics! Leave it to Wayne Howard to give us a cool twist on the some fantasy tropes in his masterpiece, Midnight Tales! "Ambia!" first came our way in Midnight Tales #16 (October 1975)!

I'd like to see more of Ambia, m'self! Hey, Charlton Neo! How 'bout it?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Black and White Wednesday: "Up the Nose-Tube to Monkey-Trash" by Moench and Ploog

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Another Planet of the Apes epic by Doug Moench and Mike Ploog! "Up the Nose-Tube to Monkey-Trash" (and you thought Moench's title from last month was a hoot!) from POTA #14 (September 1975) sports some absolutely gorgeous brush and wash work by Ploog! Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Decent Comics: "Be It Ever So Deadly..." by Levitz, Staton, and Geilla

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! Paul Levitz and Joe Staton are back with another Justice Society epic for All Star Comics #73 (April 1978)! Huntress vs. Huntress! Wildcat's life on the line! And a mystery deepens for Dr. Fate and Hawkman, which will lead to the next ish! The only downside for Teen Groove was that inker Bob Layton was gone and his replacement was Joe Geilla. Geilla's a master, to be sure, but his inks didn't compliment Staton's pencils (again, imo) and took the mag from looking modern and cutting edge (for the late 70s) back to looking like a Silver Age mag (no offense to the Silver Age meant...).


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