- Aug 21, 2010
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Diversions of the Groovy Kind: Groove's Faves: "Children of Doom" by O'Neil and Boyette
This eerie post-apocalyptic tale was written by Denny O'Neil and drawn by Pat Boyette. I'd be interested in nominations for superior performances (in your opinion), but I'd like to limit the discussion to full-length comics. Otherwise we'll probably have a bunch of folks nominated the EC comics' adaptation of "There Shall Come Soft Rains," etc., and I might sign on to that myself. I'd ask that discussion of comic stories shorter than the whole magazine be discussed in a separate thread, please.
I've also limited the discussion to pre-1976. Up to that point most comics were still being produced by companies that marketed their work to a large audience, many of the members of which would be youngsters and teens. Also, by that time I'd stopped buying new comics.
I leave it to you as to whether you want to consider superhero comics or not. If you think that an issue of Fantastic Four is a science fiction effort, you should, as far as I'm concerned, feel free to point it out. I don't suppose anyone will nominate one of the comics spun off from a television series, but, again, if you think an issue of, say, Gold Key's Star Trek comic was great, nominate it (speaking just for myself). Finally, if you want to nominate a comic that was actually an adaptation of a movie or the like, such as Gold Key's 1968 King Kong comic, here again, that's okay with me, although others might object.
So perhaps we can have a discussion of "Children of Doom" and of some other favorite old comics.