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Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 20h ago

Marvel-ous Mondays: "Confrontation!" by Wolfman, Kane, and the Tribe

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Due to Monday's post on the passing of Rich Buckler, Ol' Groove's moved our regular Monday post to Friday just this once. Thanks for your kind indulgence. Here's the finale to Marv Wolfman and Gil Kane's "Air Pirates of Mar...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 1d ago

The Boys from Derby: "Ambia!" by Wayne Howard

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Let's check out this rare sword and sorcery offering from Charlton Comics! Leave it to Wayne Howard to give us a cool twist on the some fantasy tropes in his masterpiece, Midnight Tales! "Ambia!" first came our way in M...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 2d ago

Black and White Wednesday: "Up the Nose-Tube to Monkey-Trash" by Moench and Ploog

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Another Planet of the Apes epic by Doug Moench and Mike Ploog! "Up the Nose-Tube to Monkey-Trash" (and you thought Moench's title from last month was a hoot!) from POTA #14 (September 1975) sports some absolutely gorgeo...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 3d ago

Decent Comics: "Be It Ever So Deadly..." by Levitz, Staton, and Geilla

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! Paul Levitz and Joe Staton are back with another Justice Society epic for All Star Comics #73 (April 1978)! Huntress vs. Huntress! Wildcat's life on the line! And a mystery deepens for Dr. Fate and Hawkman, which will lead to ...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 4d ago

RIP Rich Buckler

I really, really hate writing this one. You've probably already heard that Rich Buckler passed away this past Friday, May 19 after a battle with cancer. I found out Saturday and my heart just broke. Rich was one of my early favorite artists with his ...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 1w ago

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: Groove's Favorite Covers from May 1972

Forty-five years ago this month, Groove-ophiles! Lessee...The Godfather was still ruling the box office...All In the Family was ruling the boob tube...and Roberta Flack ruled the radio with "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face." Best of all, at least...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 1W ago

Funny Stuff: "It Happened One Night"

Ha, ha, ha, Groove-ophiles! Here's another short Sad Sack snicker-fest! "It Happened One Night" doesn't have anything to do with the classic Clark Gable/Claudette Colbert flick (except for the title, natch), but it did appear in Sad Sack #244 (Februa...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 1W ago

Black and White Wednesday: FOOM Magazine #9 Cosmic Stuff by Stern, Vohland, Starlin, Byrne, and more

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Here's the best ish of FOOM Magazine Young Groove never had: the special cosmic issue: FOOM #9 (late 1974/early 1975)! Yeah, Young Groove's subscription for FOOM ran out with ish #4 and the family was moving from Ohio t...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 1W ago

Decent Comics: "Ivan" by Kirby and Royer

What's up, Groove-ophiles! In Our Fighting Forces #160's (July 1975) "Ivan" by Jack Kirby and Mike Royer, we're given two of the most vile and frightening characters in the King's entire run on the Losers: Ivan and his mother. A pair of Russian Nazi ...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 1W ago

Marvel-ous Mondays: "The Alien and the Amphibian!" by Thomas, Colan, and Colletta

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Back in the Groovy Age, it seemed to be a thing that somewhere around issues 3/4/5 the hero of the mag would get a visit by a groovy guest-star. For our favorite Space-Born Superhero,  it was Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner wh...