Monday, February 28, 2011

Police Line-Up # 1

Wood did NOT do the main illustration here on the cover of Avon's 1951 POLICE LINE-UP # 1 but he did do the little heads at left as well as the inside front cover, also seen here.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sin-Doll Ella

From MAD # 35, here's Woody's art on SIN-DOLL ELLA, a parody of the then controversial movie BABY DOLL. Thanks to a couple of correspondents for bringing this to my attention.

Friday, February 25, 2011

New Book From Alan Kupperberg

Former Woodworker Alan Kupperberg writes:

I thought you might want to alert Wood fans about this book. I was asked to illustrate it and my reaction to the material was galvanic. And I tried my meager best to channel Wally Wood in my illustrations. In the end, I was me, but I was thinking "Woody" all the way.

The book can be ordered from:
  • Erich Coldviking ‎2225 Bedell Road
  • Apartment 10
  • Grand Island, NY
  • 14072
  • PayPal at
  • Check or Money Order is accepted. 25 dollars per copy. Please make sure a mailing address for delivery is specified, thank you.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Surf Hunter-1959

We ran some of this before but here's a better scan from the oversized pages of JACK KIRBY MASTERWORKS. Kirby, inked by Wood.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Challenger Back Cover

This lovely sketch appears to be the back cover to a 2009 fanzine entitled CHALLENGER edited by legendary DC comics letterhack, Guy H. Lillian III.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Batboy and Rubin Animated

Just watched a recent BRAVE AND BOLD cartoon written by Paul Dini in which Bat-Mite surveys various different versions of the Caped Crusader over the years. in this case a Bat-Manga version circa 1966, a Scooby-Doo pastiche done as if in the mid-seventies and best of all, Kurtzman and Wood's BATBOY AND RUBIN with Wood-esque animation all around including these lovely Wood Women.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Castle of Frankenstein Reviews Witzend # 1-1967

for an independent publication as it was, this may well have been the biggest review WITZEND # 1 got! In spite of Wood associate Bhob Stewart editing the magazine, the review was not written by him but instead by one Mike McInerney.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Wallace Wood Portfolio

This is from Woody's 1968 self-published portfolio, printed to be distributed to potential commercial illustration clients in order to showcase the artist's various styles. Not sure how many were actually distributed or how much work they garnered him but a decade later he still had enough copies to be sending them out free to FOO members.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Battle Bridges-1955

Probably Wood's first work for National Comics, this ALL-AMERICAN MEN OF WAR story appeared in a late 1955 code-approved issue. The official checklist credits Wood with inks only but GCD says that editor Julius Schwartz'a papers confirmed pencils and inks by Wood.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Hooray For Horror-Wood

The always entertaining HAIRY GREEN EYEBALL II presents some MAD sci-fi and horror humor along with a glimpse at some original Wood art.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Spurlock Podcast on Wood

Mr. J. David Spurlock, co-author of WALLY'S WORLD and most definitely one of the keepers of the Wood flame, expounds at some length about our hero and his place in comics history on a podcast that can be found here:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Funny Li'l Joke Books

Here's a whole clickable archive of Topps' FUNNY LI'L JOKE BOOKS from 1970 with lots of art by Wallace Wood as well as more by Tom Sutton, Skip Williamson, Ralph Reese and others.