Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Decent Comics: "The Hundred Dollar Deal!" by Albano and DeZuniga

Saddle up, Groove-ophiles! We're'a gonna slap leather with Jonah Hex today! Ol' Groove just recently re-read Hex's second appearance from All-Star Western #11 (February 1972) and I truly dug it! Co-creators John Albano and Tony DeZuniga were still experimenting a bit with our hard-as-nails anti-hero (just check out the blackly humorous ending), but you can sense as you read that they knew they were on to something special. So special that, with the very next issue due, no doubt, to the rapidly rising popularity of the Jonah Hex strip, the mag's very title would be changed to reflect our weird western hero. More on that next time! Now let's siddown next to the campfire and dig on the story of..."The Hundred Dollar Deal!"
Cover art by Tony DeZuniga and company

Monday, January 15, 2018

Marvel-ous Monday: "Dance to the Murder!" by Claremont, Tuska, and Colletta

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Here's the third action-packed issue of Black Goliath (from March 1976)! Chris Claremont, George Tuska, and Vinnie Colletta turn out an action-packed yarn that not only gives our lead hero plenty to do, but gets those cool sidekicks of his, the Whiz Kids into the action in a big way as well! And don't miss the Tony Stark cameo! Put on your disco suit and platform shoes! We're gonna "Dance to the Murder!"
Cover art by Larry Lieber, Frank Giacoia, and John Romita

Friday, January 12, 2018

Making a Splash: 40 Years Ago This Month

January 1978! Teen Groove was (thankfully) half-way through his freshman year in high school, and was still spending all he could on comics (as you can see, at this point and time, t'was all Marvel and DC stuff). I couldn't buy everything, but man, I gave it a shot! How many of these cataclysmic comix did you pull off the spinner rack that wild and wooly winter...?
Amazing Spider-Man #179

Captain America #220

Fantastic Four #193

Iron Man #109

Rampaging Hulk #8

Showcase #99

Savage Sword of Conan #27

Star Wars #10

World's Finest #250

What If? #8

X-Men #110


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