Friday, December 9, 2016

Making a Splash: John Buscema Gets Thor, Part 1

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Sunday will be the 89th anniversary of the birth of the late, great Big John Buscema! Our Pal Sal's big brother made a mark on comicdom in general and Marvel Comics in particular like few others. His powerful, graceful, sculptured art thrilled many a comicbook fiend like yers trooly. Avengers, Conan, Fantastic Four, Tarzan, and so many other comics were graced (and often elevated) by Big John's skills on a regular basis. After Avengers and Conan, Ol' Groove's favorite John Buscema run was on Mighty Thor. He "got" what Thor co-creator Jack Kirby was doing with Asgard (both in costumes and architecture) like few others, plus he was able to bring both the pageantry and power a comic featuring "gods" demanded. Now here are all the splashes from  Mr. Buscema's first long run on Thor (178, 182-213, 215-226; April, August 1970-April 1973, June 1973-May 1974 )...for you and...for Asgard!

Lots more of Big John's Thor is yours for the asking, Groove-ophiles! What say ye?

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Decent Comics: "Crisis in Triplicate!" by Levitz, Pasko, Dillin, and McLaughlin

Check it out, Groove-ophiles! We're back with the senses-shattering conclusion of the massive JLA/JSA/LSH team-up that Paul Levitz, Martin Pasko, Dick Dillin, and Frank McLaughlin started last Tuesday! "Crisis in Triplicate!" was originally published August 1977 (just in time for Teen Groove's 14th birthday!) in Justice League of America #148. Are you ready to take a trip through both time and space with 19 superheroes and 4 magic-wielding villains? Then let's gooooooo!
Cover art by Rich Buckler and Jack Abel


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