Be sure to read to the bottom of this post for a time sensitive tip that you’ll not want to miss…
In 1950, Wally Wood convinced EC publisher William Gaines to create science fiction comic books. In Weird Science and Weird Fantasy (later combined into Weird Science Fantasy) Wood knocked the ball out of the park by pencilling and inking spectacular images that defined the way science fiction looked during the fifties.
During the 1970s, Wood’s health began to decline. He suffered from chronic headaches, alcoholism, kidney failure and strokes. The health problems led him to commit suicide in 1981. He left behind a legacy that will never be forgotten.
Here is a sampling of Wood’s work from around the net…
Wally had a tension in him, an intensity that he locked away in an internal steam boiler. I think it ate away his insides, and the work really used him up. I think he delivered some of the finest work that was ever drawn, and I think it’s to his credit that he put so much intensity into his work at great sacrifice to himself. –Harvey Kurtzman
Here is the biggest tip you’ll get this decade! Wally Wood’s EC Stories: Artist’s Edition was released a couple of months ago and sold out in a single day. It’s a huge book- over two feet tall- full of Wally Wood inks reproduced in color in original size. The artwork is absolutely stunning. You’ve never seen a book like this before. The publisher just announced a second printing and if you jump on it now by clicking on the link to Amazon, you can get it for a fraction of what it was selling for just a month ago. Don’t hesitate on this one, because it’s sure to sell out again.
Wally Wood book unboxing at YouTube