Thursday, September 29, 2011

Doctor Doom


Although it used a lot of his trademark stock shots, Woody's brief run on Marvel's solo DOCTOR DOOM series has long been a favorite of his fans.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Marvel Concepts








Courtesy of Bruce Haley. Thank you, sir! These are absolutely fascinating!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Bhob Stewart, Syd Shores and Wayne Howard

All three were connected to Wood and here are all three connected to each other with Bhob's behind the scenes story.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Strange Worlds Limited Edition

Just announced! Vanguard has decided to produce a DELUXE, slipcased edition of their coming WALLY WOOD STRANGE WORLDS book with 16-bonus pages and unique cover. The bonus material will include Wood's rare inside front cover illustrations for 1950s Avon sci-fi comics like Strange Worlds, Capt. Science, Space Detective and more.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mini-DD


As seen in the new issue of ALTER EGO.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Daredevil/Tarzan


Artist Ken Landgraf is a longtime student of Wood art (see his very Wood-esque nude at right). Ken recently sent along some comparison shots to show where Wood got the inspiration for some of his now-famous DAREDEVIL panels. They aren't exactly swipes because each one is significantly different from the original panels in Burne Hogarth's TARZAN strips.

Still, remember that it was Wallace Wood who famously (infamously?) stated “Never draw what you can copy; never copy what you can trace; and never trace what you can cut out and paste up.” By the way, I just cut that out and pasted it up. Woody would have LOVED computer tech.

Wood had briefly attended Hogarth's art school in the late forties. The TARZAN artist was and still is known as a master of anatomy and his various books on same have often been used as reference by comic book artists.

Friday, September 9, 2011