Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Boys from Derby: "Lafferty's Wife" by Gill and Glanzman

Dig it, Groove-ophiles--a ghoulishly groovy fear fable illustrated by Sam Glanzman and written by Joe Gill! "Lafferty's Wife" was originally published in Ghostly Haunts #20 (July 1971), and now you get to enjoy this tale of greed, ghosts, and revenge right here, right now!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Black and White Wednesday: "Politics of Death!" by Mantlo, Perez, and Abel

HiiiYA, Groove-ophiles! Bill Mantlo, George Perez, and Jack Abel's "Politics of Death" (featuring the Sons of the Tiger, natch) is probably one of (if not THE) most violent stories Ol' Groove can remember reading during the Groovy Age (up there with the Punisher tales in Marvel Preview #2 and Marvel Super Action #1 and the Tiger-Man story in Thrilling Adventure Stories #1). Bullets and throwing stars fly, blood squirts, and jaws and necks get kicked around very, very hard. This one has a very authentic "kung fu flick" feel--gritty and hard boiled as any Sonny Chiba movie, baby. Let's carefully peel back the covers of Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #17 (September 1975)--but ya might wanna put on a flak jacket first...!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Decent Comics: "Big Max" by Kirby and Royer

Whoooooo! Kirby two days in a row! Today we're gonna look back at another of the King's Losers masterpieces, "Big Max" from Our Fighting Forces #153 (November 1974). This one's pretty out there with Kirby's amazing precognitive abilities kinda/sorta "predicting" a situation eerily similar to his  own involvement in the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis (Argo).  Oh, and wait'll you meet super-fan Rodney Rumpkin "Science Fiction Soldier" in this Mike Royer-inked WWII potboiler. Dig it!


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