Monday, January 18, 2010

Open Fist, Pulp Heart...Groovy Martial Arts Mags of the 1970's

One of the blogs I've recently added to the blogroll is DIVERSIONS OF A GROOVY KIND, a comics blog that celebrates comics magazines of the 1970's. This week "The Groovy Agent" is showcasing the big B&W Martial Arts magazines of the period.

Many of you won't recall these, but on 1970's newsstands there were a plethora of B&W large size comics and article magazines designed to capitalize on the 'adult' path Warren magazines explored. We had DOC SAVAGE, CONAN, INCREDIBLE HULK, BIZARRE ADVENTURES; I, ZOMBIE ; TOMB OF DRACULA and others that fit outside the norms of comic publishing. In many cases I would say they were 'pulp comics.

In any case, I thought you'd want to take a look at these and maybe kick Marvel and the other companies into stepping up their ESSENTIALS series so you can get and enjoy these lurid, colorful (yet B&W) tales.


The Groovy Agent said...

Thanks for both the plug and the link! Y'got a cool blog here. Hope to hang out often!

Cunningham said...

Always happy to point eyes toward a fellow "pulpster"

I spent like 3 hrs. reading (okay, "re-living") some of the scans you have up - including the Shadow/Avenger team up.

The Groovy Agent said...

There's more on the way. I have a spectacular Frank Robbins' drawn issue of the Shadow coming at the end of the month.