WALLY WOOD (American, 1927-1981). Mars is Heaven!, complete 8-page story, Weird Science #18 (EC Comics), 1953. Mixed med... (Total: 8 Items)
Mars is Heaven!, complete 8-page story, Weird Science #18 (EC Comics), 1953
Mixed media on paper
22 x 15 in.
Signed on first page lower right
From the Jerry Weist Collection.
One of the most revered EC adaptations of Ray Bradbury's prose, this story is also an absolute peak period masterpiece by Wally Wood, the greatest science fiction comic book artist of all time.
Condition Report*:Each has surface grime on the border edges; corners are slightly bumped; scattered mostly minor accretions. Not framed.
Wood, Wally:Wally Wood (American, 1927-1981): is widely regarded as one of the greatest comic book artists in the war, crime, science fiction, superhero, and humor genres. A child prodigy, Wood blended the disparate cartooning influences of Hal Foster, Alex Raymond, Milton Caniff, and Will Eisner into a detail-laden style uniquely his own. After briefly working as an assistant to Will Eisner and George Wunder, and producing some early romance comic stories for Fox, Wood came into his own at EC and Avon, working on science fiction stories. Equally impressive was his uproarious work for Harvey Kurtzman’s EC humor title, Mad. During the Silver Age Wood re-designed Daredevil for Marvel, and was heavily involved in producing the super-hero /spy line-up, the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents for Tower. Wood also launched the important independent magazine, witzend. Other important projects in his canon include his fantasy stories for Warren Publishing, his sexy syndicated strips for the military, Sally Forth and Cannon, and his graphic novel trilogy based on his childhood creation, the Wizard King. Perhaps his most hilariously infamous satire was his XXX-rated parody poster, the Disneyland Memorial Orgy. Wood collaborated with many talented assistants over his career including Harry Harrison, Joe Orlando, Dan Adkins, Ralph Reese, Wayne Howard, Larry Hama, Paul Kirchner, Mike Zeck, and many others
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