Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Black and White Wednesday: Ring-a-Ding Original Art

Happy birthday Jazzy John Romita! Where would we Groovy Age fans be without this phenomenal artist and his art direction at Marvel during the 1970s? Would Punisher, Wolverine, Luke Cage, the Savage Sub-Mariner, or Kingpin or so many other heroes and villains have looked as cool? Would the "Marvel House Style" been as glitzy and glamorous? Would Marvel's covers grabbed us nearly as much? Glad we don't have to find out, huh? Let's celebrate John Ring-a-Ding Romita's 88th birthday with a look back at some cool covers and sensational splashes that he created to take our dimes, nickels, and quarters! Thanks for all the great art and memories, O Jazzy One!






Pencils by Don Heck






Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Decent Comics: "The Mirror Monster" by Conway and Redondo

Check it out, Groove-ophiles! A lot of folks think that "relevant" comics died out in 1971-72, but comicbooks have always had a social conscious, and that desire for righting social wrongs was alive and well in September 1975 when DC, Gerry Conway, and Nestor Redondo released "The Mirror Monster" in Swamp Thing #20...
Cover art by Ernie Chan





















Monday, January 22, 2018

Marvel-ous Monday: "Deadlock" by Gold, Colan, and Everett

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Today we're looking at a cool episode of Black Widow from Amazing Adventures #4 (October 1970). Not only does it have knock-out gorgeous art by the incredible penciler/inker team of Gene Colan and Bill Everett, but it's the only Black Widow script written by the trail-blazing Mimi Gold, who enjoyed a successful career as a writer, comicbook editor, colorist, and book editor in her amazing, adventurous career (which you can read about right here when you finish reading this action-packed mini-epic!)
Cover art by John Buscema and John Verpoorten











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