Wednesday, October 1, 2014

New: Torrid Romance

Here's the word on the latest Wallace Wood collection from Vanguard Publishing and the Wood Estate.

WALLY WOOD HARDCOVER at the PRINTER NOW! 200 BIG 8.5x11 COLOR PAGES of SUPER-RARE, vintage WALLACE WOOD romance comics in this $39.95 Hardcover with cover design byRandall Dahlk
ORDER FROM or your local comic shop!
(also available in $69.95 DLX Slipcased HC and $24.95 PB) Expected around Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

20,000 Leagues of Wood

Just back long enough for a plug. Henry Kujawa has been researching and posting various different versions of Jules Verne's 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA and here he gets to Wood's PANIC version (written by the great Jack Mendelsohn) as well as Wood's record album cover with Adkins from a decade later. Check 'em out at:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

His World-The Art and Life of Wallace Wood-Coming in 2015

After more than a decade of working on what he hoped would be a definitive look at the life and career of comics artist Wally Wood, Bhob Stewart had a falling out with his publisher, Fantagraphics, and the long delayed book was delayed even longer. Eventually, it was released from Twomorrows as AGAINST THE GRAIN in 2005 in what Bhob apparently considered an overly-censored version. It sold well and when it went out of print, prices for copies skyrocketed. Bhob spent years reworking it, though, with an eye toward republishing an even better version. He went so far as to solicit all-new material from a number of folks, myself included. He even hooked back up with Fantagraphics.

Then, this past February, he died.

Now Amazon is showing this book, clearly the book Bhob had been working toward. No information as yet other than what's at the link. I don't even know if my chapter made the cut. I do know that Bhob loved it and that meant a lot to me. He wrote me and raved about it and asked for an "About the Author" paragraph, which I duly sent just a few months before his passing. 

Next year, we'll see if I made the cut.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Wally Wood Panel!

Hey, if Bill Watterson came make a one-off comeback this past week, so can this blog. If you find yourself anywhere in the vicinity of the New York Comic Fest in White Plains, New York on Saturday, June 14th, you really should go see Steranko, Paul Levitz, Larry Hama and David Spurlock--great raconteurs all! But in this case even better as you can see from the above poster. They'll be talking about Wally Wood! For 90 minutes! Go pack your things now!