Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Going on Hiatus


HOORAY FOR WALLY WOOD will be going on hiatus for the foreseeable future. Thanks for everyone's support over these past few years. The site will remain up and comments will still be accepted but there will be no new posts going forward. I'm leaving that open to change however so the site is not closed...just taking a long break.

To get your regular Wood fix, may I recommend several popular interactive Facebook pages overseen by the Wood Estate:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/426166764073846/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/58442214918/

https://www.facebook.com/TheWallaceWoodEstate

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sid Check Horror


Here's a Harvey horror tale with some typically Wood-like art by his sometime compatriot, Sid Check.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Artist of the Issue



Bill Pearson's updated and rewritten Wood Artist of the Issue as published in a 1991 EC reprint comic.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Early Sally Forth Prelims



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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Cat Cover Re-Creation by The Fraim Brothers



This is a cover recreation of the first issue of BEWARE THE CLAWS OF... THE CAT! which was originally drawn by Marie Severin and Wally Wood. This 11x17 cover recreation features all the logos and text elements drawn by hand and was completed on 3/22/13.

http://comicartcommissions.com/Fraim/gallery.html

Friday, May 10, 2013

Nick Cuti's Moonie and the Spider Queen

Here's a link to a recent review of one of former Woodworker Nicola Cuti's MOONIE novels, all available on Amazon. 

http://www.midwestbookreview.com/rbw/apr_13.htm#gary


From Amazon:
Lusty little Moonie can live in the hostile environment of Outer Space wearing little more than a smile. She hates wearing clothes and does so only for modesty's sake. Her survival ability is worth billions. When Moonie's scooter-meteor crashes into the starship, the Big Bang, Perry and Torry entice the sexy Starbabe to stay while they secretly plan to sell her to the big business corporations on Earth. But Moonie receives a telepathic call for help from her sister Starbabes and she is off to the planet, Vulva-5. Perry and Torry are in pursuit and their chase takes them through a world of giant thinking spiders, deadly soldiers, reducing machines, tanks of luscious naked maidens in cryogenic sleep and the deadly, beautiful Spider Queen, Phobia. This is a comic novel of fun and surprises but definitely not for the entire family. Adults only! This is a NEWLY REVISED EDITION--bolder and sexier.

Wood himself was a fan of Moonie (aka Moonchild) and once drew her for Nick. He is said to have told Nick he should develop the character and, over more than 40 years now, he has!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

R.I.P-Dan Adkins


J. David Spurlock of the Wood Estate is reporting the passing last week of artist Dan Adkins. I have always felt that Adkins was the most symbiotic of Wood's collaborators. Their work together in the sixties produced, amongst other things,  T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS, TOTAL WAR and WITZEND. Dan went on to a prolific career as an illustrator himself with much good work at Marvel in the sixties and a long career as an inker in the seventies and beyond. Here are some of my favorite pieces by Dan Adkins, solo. 










Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sky Masters Halloween Costume


As posted by Kurt Busiek on Facebook. Apparently there was what seems to be an official Halloween costume of Jack Kirby and Wally Wood's SKY MASTERS OF THE SPACE FORCE, most likely for the Halloween of 1959!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Dynamo on the Moon


Here we see three looks at this classic T.H.U.N.D.E.R. image. First, the original art, above, which Dan Adkins noted in COMOC BOOK ARTIST that he had done everything but ink the Dynamo figure.


Then, the published version above from the first issue of DYNAMO in '66. Then finally, below, an all-Adkins version in the form of a re-creation down, I believe, sometime in the 1990's.



Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Ummm...Who?


A nice little forum write-up on Wood (cribbed from Wikipedia) complete with an official estate link. Only...who the heck is THAT guy? Not Wood, that's for sure.

This is who!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

DD/Subby Revisited



Thanks to J. David Spurlock for pointing out this fascinating look at the classic DAREDEVIL # 7.

http://sequart.org/magazine/10855/on-wally-wood-and-stan-lee-daredevil-7/

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

EC For Me, See


Spotted on Facebook, this wonderful shot of Wood with a few of his fellow EC legends was taken at a seventies con.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Revised Wayback Article


Some fascinating and controversial insights in this revised and expanded piece by Henry Kujawa.

http://professorhswaybackmachine.blogspot.com/2013/02/daredevil-pt-3.html

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Woods and the Robinsons



Tatjana Wood, Woody himself, and Mr and Mrs Jerry Robinson. Wood was Jerry's Best Man at their wedding.

This image from the book, JERRY ROBINSON-AMBASSADOR OF COMICS by N.C. Christopher Couch

Monday, April 1, 2013

Asking For Your Help

http://www.gofundme.com/2gyu3k

I average 12 fairly popular blogs at any one time and since 2009, partly for health reasons, I have also made my living working from home doing proofreading, transcription, research, fact-checking, editing, editorial assistance, writing and ghostwriting as well as selling off collectibles online. Since December, my IMac has been having intermittent issues that prevent me from working to my best and frustrate me (and my already high blood pressure) endlessly. After talking to Apple, they suggest repairs might cost more than getting an upgraded computer. This one is, after all, three years old.

Amanda Palmer recently posted a video about how people are willing to help if they are just asked. I'm asking. We're still living paycheck to paycheck from my wife's new job and my freelance income. An upgraded version of the computer I have--with all the software I'd need to keep working--would be around $2000.00.

If you've ever enjoyed any of my postings or my writing or my art or my Facebook photo galleries, I'm asking you now to help me keep it going. If 80 people give $25.00 apiece, it's a done deal! I'm asking. If you're in a position to help us out, please consider doing so and I promise to continue to turn out entertaining posts and products for years to come!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Wood and Friends in '68



FRom some fanzine pages spotted at Barry Pearl's great blog





Saturday, March 9, 2013

Superman!



Original art panel from ALL-STAR COMICS.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

EC by Marie


Spotted in several Internet venues today, here's a gorgeous Marie Severin caricature of EC staff and artists from the fifties including, of course, Wood at lower right.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Another Rand Holmes Wood Homage


This from the 3-D special edition of Eclipse's ALIEN WORLDS back in the mid-eighties.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Space Girl Rubber Stamp



Thanks once again to Ronn who picked this up online.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Creepy, Mad-Style John Carter



I'd forgotten all about this until someone linked to it on Facebook today. It's a MAD-style spoof of Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars, written by Woody and drawn wonderfully by his sometime compatriot Ralph Reese. In fact, this whole 1977 issue, a Martian special, is amongst the better ones from CREEPY's middle-period and also spotlights other Woodworkers Al Sirois and Nick Cuti as well as  the great Gray Morrow, Berni Wrightson and Bruce Jones. Good stuff!


http://www.erbzine.com/mag31/3130.html


Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

Possible Wood Art??



The faces and poses look very much lie Wood art to me and he did have Minnesota ties. But this is from 1951 and the illustration looks almost too polished for Wood at that point. Opinions?