Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Compleat Cannon


Going for about two hundred dollars used at Amazon and elsewhere on the 'Net, thought I'd tip off Wood fans that Fantagraphics' volume, THE COMPLEAT CANNON, is still available through the publisher at its original price of only $19.95! If you're a (grown-up) Wood fan, this collection features some of his best work from the seventies!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Vanguard's New Wood Book--Press Release

Vanguard Publishing announces new Wally Wood book, Strange Worlds of Science Fiction

Tales from the Crypt and Weird Science publisher Bill Gaines called Daredevil, THUNDER Agents, and Mars Attacks co-creator, Wally Wood "the greatest Science Fiction artist of all time." Vanguard Publishing announces the new Wally Wood collection, Strange Worlds, which collects an unprecedented wealth of rare 1950s sci-fi comics by Wood including material from original titles, Strange Worlds, Space Detective, Capt. Science, Space Ace, and more. Readers who like Vanguard's Frazetta Classics, are sure to enjoy Vanguard's new Wally Wood Classics series.
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Partial list of Contents:

The Flying Saucers,

An Earthman On Venus,

Spawn of Terror,

Winged Death On Venus,

The Monster God of Rogor,

The Martian Slayers,

The Insidious Doctor Khartoum,

Time Door of Throm,

Death in Deep Space,

Bandits of the Starways,

The Opium Smugglers of Venus,

Trail to the Asteroid Hideout,

The Weapon Out of Time,

Kenton of the Star Patrol,

Sirens of Space,

Rocky X: Operation Unknown

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Author-Illustrator: Wallace Wood
Cover: Steranko & Wood
Hardcover: 200 color 8.5 x 11 pages
HC Retail: $39.95
Publisher: Vanguard
Release: October 31, 2011
Language: English
HC ISBN-10: 1934331406
HC ISBN-13: 978-1934331408

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Nick Cuti Art from Hitchcock

One of my favorite former Woodworkes is Nick Cuti, creator of MOONCHILD and, with Joe Staton, co-creator of E-MAN. Here's some lesser known art from Nick.

On Facebook, Rob Imes noted:For many years, the illustrations in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine were uniformly by one (?) artist whose scratchy style emphasized story-title lettering as much as the art. That all changed with the August 1982 issue when new editor Cathleen Jordan brought in a variety of excellent artists to provide the opening illos, among them former Charlton editor-writer Nick Cuti. The Cuti art shown here is from the Jan. 1985 (left) and April 1984 issues.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Wizard King Illustrations


Here's a compilation of the single illustrations Wood did over time for his WORLD OF THE WIZARD KING dream project prior to completing his KING OF THE WORLD graphic novel. Most, if not all, of these originally appeared in WITZEND. Definitely some of his most heartfelt art.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Space Search Seven

Seen here is the original splash for Woody's popular but somewhat controversial Warren story, THE MANHUNTERS. The controversy lies in the fact that someone at Warren (either credited writer Gerry Boudreau or, as Wood apparently believed, editor Bill Dubay) took his original and completely rewrote every scrap of the artist's dialogue, in essence making a different story than the one originally intended.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Anywhere Machine-1973

Written by Nick Cuti, Art by Tom Sutton from Wally Wood layouts!







Thursday, August 11, 2011

Teen Titans Originals

A couple of pages from what I always considered a really nice ink job--Wood over Gil Kane pencils on TEEN TITANS in the sixties.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

JVJ's Wood


Here's a brief, illustrated Wood bio from JVJ Publishing, home of Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr, co-author, along with Bhob Stewart, of the indispensable book THE WALLACE WOOD CHECKLIST. Check out the rest of Jim's site to discover many other wonderful illustrators.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Rubber Uglies


I had some of these as a kid but, of course, had no idea that they were actually designed by Wally Wood and Basil Wolverton as Topps' 1965 UGLY STICKERS. The realized in rubber versions were, if I recall, available in gumball machines two years later as RUBBER UGLIES.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Superboy Original Art

Here's a later Bob Brown/Wally Wood page from the issue of Superboy that I used to have an original page from.