Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fearless Ferris and the Misfits

"When better drawrings are shared...they'll be shared by Bhob!"

Wood fans are in for a real treat from Wood buff, biographer and former co-worker Bhob Stewart today as he shares a whole bunch of rare art from Woody's proposed animation project from the late sixties!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Another Midnight Tales Cover

Here's another cover from Charlton's MIDNIGHT TALES from former Woodworker and wannabe, Wayne Howard. Some of the stories in it were also written by another former Wood sidekick, Nicola Cuti.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Daredevil Vs the Sub-Mariner!

Often cited as an example of a near-perfect superhero story from the early peak of the so-called Marvel Age of Comics, here's Stan Lee and Woody with DAREDEVIL # 7, IN MORTAL COMBAT WITH...SUB-MARINER. Never minding the issue's overall quality, it's also the debut of DD's red costume, designed by Woody and lasting to this day (with only the occasional interruption). At the time, some young fans misinterpreted the shadows on the costume and would complain that the artist drew the "black parts of the costume" inconsistently!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Ghost Beast

From Marvel's TOWER OF SHADOWS comes Wood at a mid-career peak of sorts on a sword and sorcery story entitled THE GHOST-BEAST. View the whole thing over at THE PICTORIAL ARTS.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Vince Colletta Does His Wood Impression

Her, from a post last year at THE BLOG AT THE END OF TIME, are two stories that are very similar. the first is a Vince Colletta drawn sci-fi short from Atlas Comics' UNCANNY TALES. The second, earlier, strip is a very similar Wally Wood story from EC's WEIRD SCIENCE.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Kenneth Smith/Wallace Wood

In the early seventies, a popular fan-favorite sci-fi/fantasy artist was Kenneth Smith who put out a number of "prozines" and portfolios. In one 1974 portfolio, the selling point was that the unique stylist finished previously unfinished sketches by various artists. Here is the one credited to Smith and Wood.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fu Manchu

Perhaps the first flash of Wallace Wood’s true greatness as a comic book artist, here’s a glimpse at Avon’s one-off 1951 title, THE MASK OF DR. FU MANCHU featuring Sax Rohmer’s classic but now politically incorrect “Yellow Peril” personification.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My Word

EASILY MUSED, as part of their NSFW Week, offers Woody's decidedly NOT safe for work story, MY WORD. From Flo Steinberg's BIG APPLE COMIX, this vague parody of his classic (with Feldstein) EC story MY WORLD was the artist's most bitter and stinging commentary on life, creativity and the industry and fans that simultaneously worshipped and rejected him.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Unexpected Wood-1972

Here's a nicely drawn but little-known late period horror tale from DC's THE UNEXPECTED. Written by EC veteran Carl Wessler, GCD credits Wood with sole pencils and inks but I'm pretty sure I detect other hands in this, also--possibly layouts and pencils. Enjoyable all around, though. Any of my experts out there know for sure?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Ghost Ship Pt 1-1965

Here's Wood's sole story from Gold Key's RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT, a rather dull 1965 affair with mostly pedestrian art. Originally a 4 page piece, this is the 12 page reprint with repasted panels from the first issue of 1972's MYSTERY COMICS DIGEST. The first six of those pages are here with the final six to follow soonish.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Malice Original Art

A page of original art from Woody's delightfully dirty MALICE IN WONDERLAND from the mid-'70's, probably drawn by Hama or Kupperberg (which I'm sure Alan can clarify) to be inked by Wood later. (Note the pasteover of original Alice art, also!).