The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood

The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood Author Bhob Stewart
ISBN-10 9781606998151
Year 2016-11-30
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Fantagraphics Books
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Who was Wallace Wood? The maddest artist of Mad magazine? The man behind Marvel’s Daredevil?The Life and Legend is an incisive look back at the life and career of one of the greatest and most mythic figures of cartooning. Edited over the course of thirty years by former Wood assistant Bhob Stewart, The Life and Legend is a biographical portrait, generously illustrated with Wood’s gorgeous art as well as little-seen personal photos and childhood ephemera. Also: remembrances by Wood’s friends, colleagues, assistants, and loved ones. This collective biographical and critical portrait explores the humorous spirit, dark detours, and psychological twists of a gifted maverick in American pop culture.

Against the Grain

Against the Grain Author Bhob Stewart
ISBN-10 1893905233
Year 2003
Pages 326
Language en
Publisher TwoMorrows Publishing
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Bhob Stewart's long-awaited Against the Grain: Mad Artist Wallace Wood is the definitive book ever produced on the career of one of science fiction and comics' finest artists. In addition to a remarkable memoir of life at the Wood Studio, former Wood associate Bhob Stewart also provides a biographical portrait, tracing Wood's life from Minnesota to Manhattan while exploring the humorous spirit, dark detours, and psychological twists of a gifted maverick who often went against the grain. From childhood drawings and ambitious teenage samples to an endless parade of pages for a variety of publishers - Avon, EC, Fox, Marvel, Warren, and more - plus illustrations for Galaxy Science Fiction, this is the most stunning display of Wood art ever assembled. Many of the artists and writers who knew Wood personally have also contributed articles and essays, making this book a huge compendium of imaginative art, insights and critical commentary. Bill Pearson, executor of the Wood Estate, has made available rare drawings directly from Wood's own files, while noted art collector Roger Hill, an authority on artists of the EC era, provides a wealth of obscure, previously unpublished Wood drawings and paintings.

Wally s World

Wally s World Author Steve Starger
ISBN-10 188759180X
Year 2006
Pages 223
Language en
Publisher Vanguard Productions
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A dramatic illustrated biography of legendary cartoonist Wallace Wood. Journalist Steve Starger and historian J. David Spurlock tell a concise but sweeping tale of Wood's life and times and offer a brisk, colorful history of the comic book industry and the American century from the Depression through the early 1980s.

Cannon

Cannon Author Wallace Wood
ISBN-10 9781606997024
Year 2014-04-05
Pages 298
Language en
Publisher Fantagraphics Books
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Your mission, should you choose to accept it... is CANNON by the legendary Wallace Wood (Mad, EC Comics, Daredevil)! CANNON appeared every week for two and a half years in Overseas Weekly, a newspaper distributed exclusively to U.S. Military bases around the world. Uncensored by commercial editorial restrictions, Wood pulled out all the stops - producing a thrilling and salacious Cold War spy serial run amok with brutal violence and titillating sex all in an effort to boost morale and support our troops! Under the employ of our government's Central Intelligence Agency, Cannon experiences action like no other agent! Undercover and under the covers, Cannon endures nude torture by beautiful women, explosive gunplay, naked catfights, bone-crunching plastic surgery, nudity, Hitler, nihilistic lovemaking, Weasel the spy, naked women, death from above, and more naked women! Take that, 007!

Came the Dawn

Came the Dawn Author Wallace Wood
ISBN-10 9781606995464
Year 2012-11-15
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Fantagraphics Books
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Taking its title from one of Wallace Wood’s all-time classics, the evil little paranoid thriller “Came the Dawn,” this collection features page after page after page of Wood’s sleek and meticulously crafted artwork put in the service of cunning twist-ending stories, most often from the typewriter of EC editor Al Feldstein. These tales range from supernatural shockers from the pages of Tales From the Cryptand The Haunt of Fear (“The Living Corpse,” “Terror Ride,” “Man From the Grave,” “Horror in the Freak Tent”) to often pointedly contemporary crime thrillers from Crime SuspenStories (“The Assault,” “The Whipping,” and “Confession,” which was singled out for specific excoriation in the anti-comics screed Seduction of the Innocent, thus giving it a special cachet), but the breathtaking art and whiplash-inducing shock endings are constants throughout.

Reed Crandall Illustrator of the Comics

Reed Crandall  Illustrator of the Comics Author Roger Hill
ISBN-10 9781605490779
Year 2017-07-26
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher TwoMorrows Publishing
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From the 1940s to the ’70s, Reed Crandall brought a unique and masterful style to American comic art. Using an illustrator's approach on everything he touched, Crandall gained a reputation as the “artist’s artist” through his skillful interpretations of Golden Age super-heroes Doll Man, The Ray, and Blackhawk (his signature character); horror and sci-fi for the legendary EC Comics line; Warren Publishing’s Creepy, Eerie, and Blazing Combat; the THUNDER Agents and Edgar Rice Burroughs characters; and even Flash Gordon for King Features. Comic art historian Roger Hill has compiled a complete and extensive history of Crandall’s life and career, from his early years and major successes, through his tragic decline and passing in 1982. This full-color hardcover includes never-before-seen photos, a wealth of rare and unpublished artwork, and over eighty thousand words of insight into one of the true illustrators of the comics.

The Mad Art of Wally Wood The Complete Collection of His Work from Mad Comics 1 23

The Mad Art of Wally Wood  The Complete Collection of His Work from Mad Comics  1 23 Author Wally Wood
ISBN-10 1401259014
Year 2015-10
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Mad
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One of MAD's original "Usual Gang of Idiots," Wally Wood specialized in illustrated parodes of science fiction and war stories, as well as slick Hollywood films, all written by Harvey Kurtzman. This new title collects all his work from the original 23 issues of the MAD comic book, including hilarious takes on Superman, Batman, Little Orphan Annie, Flash Gordon, Prince Valiant, Julius Caesar, and movies like The Wild One, The Caine Mutiny and On the Waterfront. Collects stories from MAD #1-23.

The Essential Kurtzman 4

The Essential Kurtzman 4 Author Harvey Kurtzman
ISBN-10 9781506701028
Year 2016-07-28
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
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TRUMP was a lavish color satire magazine Harvey Kurtzman created for Hugh Hefner after leaving MAD magazine acrimoniously in 1956. With a star-studded cast (Mel Brooks, Will Elder, Jack Davis, Wally Wood, Al Jaffee) and Playboy's money and clout, TRUMP should have been huge. But for complex financial reasons, Hefner pulled the plug while the third issue was in production. For six long decades, the legendary TRUMP has never been collected . . . until now. With never-before-seen art, including the surviving contents of ithe third issue, this long overdue collection will blow the minds of fans of Kurtzman, satire, and 1950s American pop culture.

50 Girls 50

50 Girls 50 Author Al Williamson
ISBN-10 9781606995778
Year 2013-04-06
Pages 265
Language en
Publisher Fantagraphics Books
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Barely old enough to drink when he joined the EC Comics stable, Al Williamson may have been the new kid on the block, but a lifetime of studying such classic adventure cartoonists as Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon) and Hal Foster (Prince Valiant) had made him a kid to reckon with ― as he proved again and again in the stories he created for EC’s legendary “New Trend” comics, in particular Weird Science and Weird Fantasy.

Wally Wood s EC Comics

Wally Wood s EC Comics Author Al Feldstein
ISBN-10 1631403281
Year 2015-08-04
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher IDW Publishing
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The Wally Wood EC Comics Artist's Edition was a massive volume that collected some of the greatest Wally Wood stories from the classic glory days as one of the brightest stars in the EC pantheon of artists. Upon it's release it was a huge critical and commercial success, selling out two printings in record time. Now IDW Publishing, the industry originator and leader in producing original art scanned books, continues to blaze new trails by launching a new format within the Artist's Edition brand -- the Artisan Edition. And we have chosen the immensely popular Wally Wood EC Comics Artist's Edition as the debut title in the line. Like an Artist's Edition, an Artisan Edition collects complete stories that are all painstakingly scanned from the original art. But this series will be reproduced at a much more manageable 8 x 12 inches, and in softcover format -- making this much easier to peruse and store while all other aspects regarding quality remain the same. If you have been holding off exploring the wonderful world of Artist's Edition, this is the perfect place to begin! Featuring some of the most classic Wally Wood stories ever produced, including "My World," "Came the Dawn," "Mars is Heaven," and many others, as well as a gallery of Wood's breathtakingly beautiful covers.

Gerda Taro

Gerda Taro Author Jane Rogoyska
ISBN-10 022409713X
Year 2013
Pages 246
Language en
Publisher Jonathan Cape
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A reexamination of the woman who created the legend of Robert Capa, the world's first female photojournalist to die in combat, Gerda Taro In Paris in 1934, a young and beautiful Jewish émigrée, Gerda Pohorylles, met a Hungarian political exile, André Friedmann. They reinvented themselves as the photographers Gerda Taro and Robert Capa—and he would become the most important photojournalist of his generation. When Gerda was killed in the Spanish Civil war at the age of 26, Robert Capa was her most notable mourner—his grief was beyond control. Her funeral drew crowds of thousands and she became a hero of the political left. Despite the legend that was built around her, she subsequently became a mere footnote in Capa's story. Seventy years after her death a long-lost suitcase was discovered in Mexico, containing thousands of negatives by Capa and Taro. Most astonishingly of all, the "Mexican suitcase" showed that photographs that had been attributed previously to Capa were, in fact, the work of Taro. Jane Rogoyska's book will trace Taro's life and reveal the depth of her relationship with Capa. Charismatic and extraordinary, they epitomized one of the most tumultuous periods of the century.

Zahhak

Zahhak Author Hamid Rahmanian
ISBN-10 1606998897
Year 2015-10-16
Pages 10
Language en
Publisher
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A Guggenheim Fellow and a paper engineer retell a Persian myth in pop-up book form.