Saturday, March 14, 2020

Sally Forth in Color

One of Wood's most popular creations remains SALLY FORTH, the hilarious, naughty but not dirty black & white strip he did for the US troops overseas in the early 1970s. Although revived at the end of his life as a hardcore strip for Nuance, it was still in black and white and it's been generally believed by most that Sally never appeared in color. It has come to my attention, however, that she did, in France, in the late 1970s or early 1980s. You can find copies--in French, of course, on eBay, and if you look hard enough, there is a scanned copy floating around the Interwebs.


Sally Forth is, of course, ™ and © 2020 the Wallace Wood Estate

1 comment:

  1. This isn't the only time Sally Forth has been published in color. The German versions (1981 - I only know volume 1, I don't know if others came out) and Dutch (3 volumes in 1981, the only one in which the character's name changed, to "Doortje Stoot") are colored.

    The full-color French version shown in the post is not from the 1970s. The two volumes published in 1976 and 1978 are in black and white, with only a color cover (which seems to me to be a common pattern).
    These 2 volumes actually seem to me to be the only full version - and in the correct order of the plot pages! - available on the internet, as even the 8-volume compilation made by Eros Comix in the 1990s has some cuts - without showing the feminist protests or the parody of Superman that ended the series.

    All the editions I mention can be found at

    Other than these, I know of only one other translation, into Spanish. Sally was published in full, though again out of order, in the Spanish magazine Totem Extra in 1977. These issues can be found at -comic.html