Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wood Inks Heck-1965

Another enjoyable but little seen combination--Wood inks on Don Heck pencils. As spotted over at the always enjoyable RANDOM ACTS OF GEEKERY.

Friday, June 24, 2011

R.I.P. Gene Colan

Wallace Wood may not have ever even met Eugene Colan but this 1970 CAPTAIN AMERICA tale showed that the artists' unique styles paired up splendidly! Not quite awake yet so I could be wrong but I believe this was their only collaboration. Here are a couple of choice pages.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


From CANNON--a couple of nice panels of fighting planes that somehow missed any topless women in them.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Strange Symphonies

This is the original version for the naughty little cover that was later used on the third and final, posthumous, issue of GANG BANG. Not sure what STRANGE SYMPHONIES was intended by Wood to be.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Disneyland Orgy T-Shirts

Here's yet another piece on the infamous Disneyland Memorial Orgy, this one dealing with how the equally infamous Malcolm McLaren co-opted some of Woody's art for dirty T-shirts in his UK punk emporium, SEX (for which the Sex Pistols were named).

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dynamo Original Art Splash

Waffyjon's round-up of original art features a lot of SUPERMAN pages this time but toward the end there are several T.H.U.N.D.E.R. pages, some by Wood, some not. Here's an impressive one most likely by Wood and Dan Adkins.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Killer Hawk-1974

In one of his final newsletters, Woody railed at Warren's Bill Dubay for cutting up and rewriting his scripts. Here we have an earlier collaboration between the two from 1974 but I question whether or not Dubay's dialogue reflects what Wood had actually intended here, either. Still, I have long considered this oft-reprinted tale to offer some of Wood's best latter-day art.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Outer Space Spirit

Here's a nice collection of the splash pages to the final sections of Will Eisner's Spirit in which Wood did most of the art.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The American Art Archives

Here's a nice mix of Wood comics and other Woodwork on display at the American Art Archives website. Hit the BACK button and find similar pages for many other artists of all caliber.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ghost Manor Story

Former Woodworker Wayne Howard did a lot of Wood-esque artwork for Charlton's various spooky titles. Here's one by Wood himself!

UPDATE: Alan Kupperberg assures us that, in spite of Wood's solo signature on this piece, the actual pencils are from his (and Woody's) early seventies studio mate, Jack Abel.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

High School Poster

From Bhob Stewart's indispensable book AGAINST THE GRAIN comes this Wallace Wood poster for a high school dance! Check it out at POTRZEBIE and then spend a few hours checking out all of Bhob's amazing and unique posts about Wood and many, many others.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sky Masters Original Art

Ferran Delgado, Publisher of the lovely Spanish collection of SKY MASTERS OF THE SPACE FORCE, the controversial (for behind the scenes stuff, not anything in the plot) strip drawn by Jack Kirby and Wally Wood beginning in 1958, has posted on his own blog as well as at COMIC ART FANS and in the Wally Wood Yahoo group the strip seen here, his first acquisition of original art from SKY MASTERS. Hopefully he doesn't mind my sharing it with Wood fans here, also.

"This strip is very special to me because I edited the spanish edition of the Sky Masters, and I spent lots of time and efforts to pay tribute to one of the best strips ever made, although unfortunately one of the less known. I'd like to think that I helped to widespread it, at least in Spain.

Now at last I feel that my collection is complete, and I can retire of the hobby."

Friday, June 3, 2011

Rich Dannys

Along with Hilary Barta and Ty Templeton and a relatively few others, here's another name one can add to the list of those modern-day artists inspired by Wallace Wood--Rich Dannys. Rich has some great sixties style art homages up on his website and a number of them--along with his profile pic of Bucky Ruckus...or is that Goody Bumpkin?--indicate a distinct Wood influence.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Harry Harrison Blog

Not too much about Wood there that I see but his one-time art-partner, Harry Harrison, is covered in great depth and detail over the past few years in the official blog linked below. Harrison, of course, is not primarily known as an artist at all in spite of several years in the comic book field. He began writing science-fiction and never looked back, creating such memorable characters and concepts as The Stainless Steel Rat and the world of Soylent Green.