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After EC's demise in 1955, Wood segued into the field of science fiction pulp illustration, providing over 200 beautiful drawings and color cover paintings for magazines like Galaxy and for specialty book publishers. Much of which has never been reprinted--until now. Roger Hill (EC Fan Addict) has spent the past twenty years pulling together the history of Wood’s involvement with the pulp digests and tracking down original art for this project.
Over half of the images have been pulled from the originals or from Wood’s personal file copies, allowing Wood fans the finest possible reproduction!
Roger's introductory history chronicles it all...from the origins of pulps like Galaxy and If, where the majority of Wood's work would appear, to the unique and special book covers he did for tiny book publishers. These include a cover for Gnome Press' Return of Conan and Undersea City by Fred Pohl and Jack Williamson. Wood also did painted covers for Galaxy's paperback line and complete sci-fi novels in digest form, such as Mission of Gravity, Twice in Time and The Forever Machine. Most are superlative!
Even more obscure, Wood began his pulp career with interior illustrations in 1959 for Fiction House's pulp titles Jungle Stories and Planet Stories, one of which we reproduce here (the man chasing the naked girl). these are of EC quality--as are many other illustrations here--and were done at the same time as his EC work! He also did a surprising number of covers for the digests. Occasional nudity.
I (Bud) have collected Wood's work since the sixties, yet here is quite a bit of material I've never before seen. And since Roger so carefully tracked down the oriiginal artwork, it's reproduced here better than ever before, usually sans the cover text and blurbs. This is a must-have item for any Wood fan. Roger Hill has poured into this the same first class research and production he puts into his own "fanzine," The EC Fan-Addict. He's also working on a major book on Reed Crandall's artwork.
Wally Wood’s career in comics is legendary among the annals of comic’s history. He rocketed to fame working on Will Eisner’s The Spirit newspaper strip and became one of the most talented artists working for EC Comics during the 1950s. Wood also became a star of EC’s satire comic, Mad, which went on to even greater success as a magazine, allowing the artist to apply his amazing talents in a broader spectrum. During this time he also worked with Jack Kirby on Skymasters, which is also touched on here. Then it was back to Marvel for Daredevil and other titles,THUNDER Agents,and much, much more.
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Item Code WWGAL Publisher IDW Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9781613771846 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 9x11 # Pages 160pg Color Partial Color