Thursday, March 22, 2018

Funny Stuff: Yosemite Sam and Bugs Bunny-Art By Fred Abranz

Has Ol' Groove ever mentioned that he absolutely loves the old Looney Tunes cartoons? Fave cartoons of all time. As much as I dig Bugs and Daffy, the character that tickles my funny bone the most is Yosemite Sam. Did'ja know that he had his own comic from Gold Key? No Jive! It ran 81 issues (September 1970-December 1983). While it featured a lot of reprints, it was always good for a chuckle or two. Here's a fun one that really feels like one of the cartoon episodes with lovely art by Fred Abranz from ish #2 (December 1970--which is actually one of those reprints I was talking about from Dell's Looney Tunes #148 from 1954)...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Black and White Wednesday: "A Trip In Time" by Skeates and Sparling

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! You can never get enough time travel stories, right? Especially when they're the creation of top talents like Steve Skeates and Jack Sparling. Here's "A Trip In Time" from Eerie #33 (March 1971)!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Decent Comics: "The Man Who Stalked the Spectre" by Fleisher, Carley, and Aparo

You may have already heard, Groove-ophiles, that Michael Fleisher passed away this past February 2. Fleisher was a fave of Ol' Groove's. He was a unique voice who wrote some of my all-time favorite comics. Not just the fabulous Spectre in Adventure Comics, but he was also the longest-running Jonah Hex writer. But that's not all. Fleisher wrote many issues of Sandman, Shade, and Warlord (in the 80s), along with tons of short stories for DC's mystery mags. At Marvel, Fleisher had long runs on Ghost Rider, Spider-Woman, and Conan (in Conan the Barbarian and Savage Sword of Conan). He also wrote many horror stories for the Warren mags, and was a guiding force for some of Atlas/Seaboard's wildest concepts:  Brute, Grim Ghost, Iron Jaw, Morlock 2001, and Tarantula (in Weird Suspense). Michael Fleisher never got the accolades he deserved during his lifetime, but hopefully those of us who remember his amazing stories will pass on the love and memories to today's comicbook fans. Thanks for everything, Mr. Fleisher.

Here's one of his best Spectre stories, "The Man Who Stalked the Spectre" from Adventure Comics #435 (July 1974) with art, naturally, by Jim Aparo...


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