Friday, October 21, 2016

Making a Splash: Fear the Man-Thing!

What it is, Groove-ophiles! We can't let another October slip by without a loving look back at the macabre Man-Thing! After a thimble-full of nigh-legendary appearances (Savage Tales #1 and Astonishing Tales #'s 12-13), Manny finally got a regular swamp to haunt in Adventures Into Fear. He Burned Anyone Who Knew Fear for issues 10-19 (July 1972-September 1973) before graduating to his own mag (which ran for 22 issues, plus five unfortunately named Giant-Size issues). Check out the spooky/sludgy splashes with art by Gray Morrow, Howard Chaykin, Jim Starlin, Rich Buckler, and Val Mayerik (usually inked by Sal Trapini)...but whatever you do--don't let Man-Thing know you're afraid!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Boys from Derby: "The Unholy" by Morisi and Morisi

Ghoulish Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Here's a twisted terror-tale from Haunted #19 (September 1974) by the son/father team of writer Steve and artist Pete Morisi (PAM). Are you prepared to meet..."The Unholy"?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Black and White Wednesday: "The Mummy's Victory" by McKenzie and Corben

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Football! Horror! Mummies! They go together like...well...okay, so they usually don't go together! Good thing Roger McKenzie and Rich Corben didn't know that when they produced "The Mummy's Victory" for Creepy #84 (September 1976)! Dig it, baby!


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