Thursday, June 29, 2017

Random Reads: "Stake Out!" by Younger and Grandenetti

What it is, Groove-ophiles! Just for the screams, why don't we gnaw on this biting bit of comicbook creepiness by Jack Younger and Jerry Grandenetti? Were those two titans of terror just winging it when they concocted "Stake Out" for Atlas/Seaboard's Tales of Evil #1 (December 1974)? Or did editor Larry Lieber stick his neck out for them? Ouch!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Black and White Wednesday: A Sampling of Eerie Fanfare

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! From 1968-1973, Warren's Eerie magazine ran a cool feature called Eerie Fanfare. In it, as you might guess, the mags fans could get stories and art published (and Warren could hype a few things a la Marvel's Bullpen Bulletins, as well). Just a random run from Eerie issues 31-34 gives us fan work by future professional-folks like Pat Broderick, Steve Leialoha, Rick Bryant, and the team of Greg Theakston and Arvell Jones. We also get a bio of then-newcomer Dave Cockrum and a rare art sample from Jeff Jones. Plus some cool stories by fans who don't ring a bell to Ol' Groove but might to some of you out there? Check 'em out!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Decent Comics: "World On the Edge of Ending" by Levits, Staton, and Geilla

"World On the Edge of Ending," Groove-ophiles? More like "Comic On the Edge of Ending!" The final issue of DC's All-Star Comics revival, All-Star #74, was its first-and-only DC Explosion ish, and man, did Paul Levitz, Joe Staton, and Joe Geilla make the most of the full 25 pages they were allotted! Remember that intriguing mystery Dr. Fate and Hawkman were digging into last ish? Well, it turns into a full-blown adventure that brings in a ton of JSA-ers and allows for some cool, small-group globe-trotting, too! And isn't that Joe Staton/Dick Giordano cover a-freakin'-mazing? Wow!

Oh, and don't shed any tears for the JSA--yet. They'll be back next month! How? You'll have to wait and see...if you don't already know!


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