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Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 22h ago

Bring On the Back-ups: "Battle Cry" by Starlin and Tanghal

Check it out, Groove-ophiles! The final chapter of Jim Starlin's OMAC revival from Warlord #39 (August 1980)! "Battle Cry" (with finishes/inks by Romeo Tanghal) is an all-out action epic with two full-page splashes of piled-up and piled-upon warriors...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 1d ago

Black and White Wednesday: "The Winnah!" by Eisner w/Feiffer

Whaddya say we truck on back to the Golden Age via the Groovy Age today, Groove-ophiles? This one is a wonderful trip down Memory Lane for Ol' Groove. One of those cold, rainy days just before Christmas back in 1974. A little extra spending money mad...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 2d ago

Decent Comics: "The Leviathan Conspiracy" by Wein and Redondo

Dig it, Groove-opiles! "The Leviathan Conspiracy" in Swamp Thing #13 (August 1974) was writer/co-creator Len Wein's final ST script of the Groovy Age. Wein went out, imho, on a high note, tying up many loose ends, giving us a properly downbeat ending...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 3d ago

Marvel-ous Mondays: "Rampage!" by Conway, Smith, and Giacoia

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! We're back with another Ka-Zar adventure astonishingly illustrated by Barry (Windsor-) Smith, with inks by Frank Giacoia. Gerry Conway's script for "Rampage!" ain't too shabby either, with cool REH-esque villains and lots o...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 6d ago

Making a Splash: Curt Swan's Groovy Superman

What it is, Groove-ophiles! Did'ja know that today is the 97th anniversary of the birth of Curt Swan? Well, 'tis! So whaddya say we celebrate the birthdate of THE Superman artist of the Groovy Age by taking a dip into a pile of his sensational Superm...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 1w ago

Bring On the Back-ups: "The Decision!" by Starlin and Tanghal

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! We're back with the third chapter of Jim Starlin's OMAC revival! "The Decision!" from Warlord #38 (July 1980) was written and laid out by Judo Jim, the finishes and inks were provided by future New Teen Titans super-sta...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 1W ago

Black and White Wednesday: Arthur Adams Covers the Groovy Age

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Today we're going all Monty Python on ya and doing something completely different. One of Ol' Groove's most favorite post-Groovy Age artists is Art Adams. His Longshot mini-series, Creature from the Black Lagoon one shot, X...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 1W ago

Decent Comics: "Command Performance!" by Englehart, Rogers, and Colletta

Happy Valentine's Day, Groove-ophiles! For this most romantic of days, Ol' Groove thought he'd lay the one Steve Englehart/Marshall Rogers (inked by Vinnie Colletta) Mister Miracle we haven't rapped about yet upon ya. What does MM #21 (September 1977...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 1W ago

Marvel-ous Mondays: "Through the Rat Hole--Into the Cat's Lair!" by Gerber, Skrenes, and Mooney

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Omega the Unknown #5 (August 1977) is another shocker by the team of Steve Gerber, Mary Skrenes, and Jim Mooney. As with the past couple issues, the "main" part of the story, Omega vs. El Gato wasn't the most memorable part...
Diversions of the Groovy Kind · 1W ago

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: Weird Heroes

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Today Ol' Groove is (finally) sharing the covers of his all-time favorite paperback novel series: Weird Heroes! Byron Preiss' brainchild of New American Pulp will be getting lots and lots more digital ink in the future, so ...