From 1952, the original art for this classic EC cover by Wood sold at auction today--coincidentally Woody's birthday--for $840,000!
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Here we have some rare early Wood, circa 1950, as published in a digest comic book called CANDID TALES aimed at adult males (and let's face it, probably teenage males if they could find it). It's not unknown, as it was listed in TwoMorrows' definitive (if incomplete) Wood checklist but it s rare and I don't believe ever reprinted. It's also sexist, misogynist, and really not all that funny. Wood may have had help from Harry Harrison, Joe Orlando, or Sid Check on this, but even then, it's the Woodwork that shines through as always! The entire issue of CANDID TALES--which also contains work from future Wood collaborator Bob Powell, can be found at the Digital Comics Museum site.