Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Boys from Derby: "The Curse of the Hanging Man" by Staton and Nicholas

Check it out, Groove-ophiles! You might not be able to tell it without studying the pages a bit, but "The Curse of the Hanging Man" from Ghost Manor Volume 2, Number 3 (December 1971) is actually Joe Staton's second Charlton job. Why is it so hard to tell? Charlton mainstay Charles Nicholas' heavy inks. Aren't you glad the editors quickly learned that the best inker for Joe Staton is Joe Staton?

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Black and White Wednesday: "Eye of Newt, Toe of Frog" by Conway and Brunner

Happy 69th Birthday, Frank Brunner! All of Groove-dom knows that Fearless Frank is one of Ol' Groove's fave Groovy Age artists (and what a pleasure it was to get to shake his hand at the Cincy Comic Expo a couple years ago). His slick, organic style just oozes power, beauty and cosmic wonder! Always did and always will! For proof, just check out his first published Warren job from Vampirella #10 (December 1970), "Eye of Newt, Toe of Frog" written by none other than Gerry Conway!

Thanks again for all the cool comics, Mr. Brunner--and many, many more happy b-days to ya!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Decent Comics: "Requiem" by Michelinie and Redondo

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! Writer David Micheline is back and going totally sci-fi upon his return to Swamp Thing (ish 21, November 1975). Artist Nestor Redondo is up to the task, coming up with some unique alien life forms and a cool starship. From the swamp to the stars, baby! Here is..."Requiem!"


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