Here's Tom Sutton at Warren doing a bit of a Wood riff with cute monsters, sleek spaceships, nice lighting, lots of screens and buxom babes. This was the debut of VAMPIRELLA.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
A GALAXY OF WOOD is the title of a 2007 post over at the now-dormant DATAJUNKIE. I couldn't set up a direct link for some reason but here are a few sample illustrations. Head over to http://datajunkie.blogspot.com/ and type in "Wally Wood" in the Search box for this and other Wood-centric posts over the years.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Here's Jon B. Cooke's 2001 COMIC BOOK ARTIST interview with Len Brown, the man from whom Woody famously adopted the name of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agent Dynamo. Mr. Brown discusses not only Tower but also his various interactions with Wallace Wood at Topps where he worked for many years.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
DC Comics has made yet another announcement of new T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS material due coming Fall. Along with the announcement came this Frank Quitley illustration. At least they don't seem to have messed with the basic design of of NoMan, one of the most nearly-perfect superheroes of all time. Those other guys? We'll see....
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Here's a fun little online piece from 2006 about Woody's Tarzan parody from his early seventies SALLY FORTH strip.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Have posted my WALLY WOOD'S WEIRD SEX FANTASY PORTFOLIO on eBay. Here's the link.
REVISED 7/16. --MINIMUM BID LOWERED BY HALF!!!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Just bumming around the Net, I noticed this 2007 reprinting of MASSACRE AT AGINCOURT, from EC's TWO FISTED TALES. Many of Wood's best EC stories were his collaborations with taskmaster Harvey Kurtzman who masterminded the war books and MAD. Here's a good one.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Seen here is WALLY WOOD'S WEIRD SEX FANTASIES PORTFOLIO published in 1977. Its black and white plates feature some of Woody's best art of the period (aided by Sirois) and are more R-rated than X-rated for the most part.
Any serious Wood fans out there who would like a copy? It's a signed and numbered limited edition. Higher numbers have been going for upwards of $25o.oo in recent years with few low numbers seen offered. Mine is #589/2000, fairly low but not LOW-low. It's in excellent condition. Make me an appropriate offer. Serious offers over the above amount only please. You can email me at email@example.com. Must sell ASAP.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Here we have part one of what looks to be a well-researched, multi-part history of the beginnings of CREEPY magazine and Wood's earliest Warren involvement.
Monday, July 5, 2010
CAPTAIN ACTION is undergoing a bit or revival in comics lately and their marketing has been superb! Although it has no real ties to DC's original run of the 1960's, here's a piece summarizing the history of the character and ending up with Woody's origin from the original issue one.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Written by Marv Wolfman, this is a surprisingly philosophical story told in Woody's best trademark MAD style for DC's PLOP in the mid-seventies. Does it actually mean anything or is its pop philosophy message more along the lines of the hippie/metaphysical culture of a few years earlier (as often seen in undergrounds)? You decide.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Here at HOORAY FOR WALLY WOOD, our goal is to celebrate the work of Woody and his associates. Every once in awhile, though, reality has to play into that context. As we all know, Woody was a troubled man. Perhaps it's part of the current wave of rediscovery that has led to the upcoming international WOODWORK exhibit but the venerable WIZARD magazine has stopped looking forward in comics long enough to look back at Woody's tragic life and brilliant career in a piece in the new issue by Jim McLauchlin. Mr. McLauchlin has shared the piece (sans illustrations) at THE HERO INITIATIVE blog (see link below). Check out the issue of WIZARD above to get the full effect!