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Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 18h ago

Making a Splash: Kane and Anderson's Batgirl

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! Way back in 1969/1970 (Li'l Groove's first grade year! Just tossin' that in there...) Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson provided the art for Batgirl and Robin's solo back-ups in Detective Comics. Capes, fists, and feet were a'flyin...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 1d ago

Funny Stuff: "In Or Out?"

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Here's a Sack of Sad from Sad Sack #250 (February 1976) called "In Or Out?" (Yep, that's what it's called...)
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 2d ago

R.I.P. Basil Gogos

Sigh. Seems like this is becoming a weekly thing, but that's they way it is. As most of you probably already know, Basil Gogos passed away last Thursday (11/14/17). Those of us who grew up during the Groovy Age know Gogo's art well because, though he...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 3d ago

Decent Comics: "Atlas the Great!" by Kirby and Berry

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! At long last, and 'cause you demanded it, here's Jack Kirby's Atlas, from 1st Issue Special #1(January 1975). Sort of a simplified New Gods, Ol' Groove has always thought of it as an exercise in Kirby getting a story ou...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 4d ago

Marvel-ous Monday: "Crime and Circuses" by Isabella, Mantlo, Wilson, and Kida

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Here's part two (part one was back in June, right here) of Black Goliath's debut from Power Man #25 (March 1975)--at last! Plotted by Tony Isabella, plotted by Bill Mantlo (his color comics debut), penciled by Ron Wilson, a...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 1w ago

Random Reads: "The Shivering Stars" by Wein and Giolitti

Welcome back, Groove-ophiles! We're finishing up our week-long tribute to Len Wein with one of his many stories done for Gold Key. "The Shivering Stars" from Twilight Zone #35 (September 1970), with art by Alberto Giolitti is a great example of Wein'...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 1W ago

Random Reads: "The Bravados" by Wein, Shores, and Esposito

We're back with more rare Len Wein goodness, Groove-ophiles! Wein's "The Bravados" over at Skywald was like a Sam Peckinpah movie squeezed into ten pages. With solid, action-packed art from Syd Shores and Mike Esposito, the lead feature for Wild West...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 1W ago

Black and White Wednesday: "Stainless Steel Savior" by Wein and Duranona

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! Here's a rare Len Wein-authored Warren sci-fi tale from Creepy #107 (March 1979), with art by Leo Duranona. Meet the..."Stainless Steel Savior!"
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 1W ago

Decent Comics: "A Rose By Any Other Name!" by Wein, Swan, and Chiarmonte

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! We're just gonna continuing celebrating the talent of Len Wein the rest of this week. Wein was so prolific and important, we could do a month-long tribute and still have plenty to rap about. But we'll stick to a week, and t...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 1W ago

Len Wein, R.I.P.

Well, another of our Groovy Age greats has left us. Word got out early yesterday (Sunday, 9/10/17) afternoon that Wein had passed Sunday morning. Wein's health had been an issue, he'd ben on dialysis for some time. He was 69. But of course, we want t...