Thursday, May 12, 2016

Shattuck at Last

Over the years, we attempted with frustratingly little success to find out info on SHATTUCK, the early seventies adult western series created by the Wallace Wood Studio alongside the better-known CANNON and SALLY FORTH strips. Well, proving that all things come to those who wait, here's the Wood Estate's new press release on SHATTUCK.

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Wallace Wood Presents: SHATTUCK. Along with his trademark 1970s Sally Forth and Cannon strips that ran in the Overseas Weekly military newspaper, Wood created a super-rare third strip, a sexy western, produced in 1972, named Shattuck. Wood originally conceived of, co-wrote (with Nick Cuti), and drew the layouts for Shattuck as a vehicle for his studio-mate, Golden Age Captain America artist Sid Shores, but turned it over instead to two young up-and-comers — Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!, Black Kiss) and the now-legendary X-Men artist, Dave Cockrum. Shattuck, the historic, very first credited ongoing feature for both Chaykin and Cockrum, has never been re-published or collected since it first appeared in Overseas Weekly more than 40 years ago. Full of gun-toting femmes fatale, fast-drawing lawmen, and snarling outlaws, Shattuck is a Western romp published in the same format as Fantagraphics’ bestselling Wood production of Cannon. As a bonus, while appearing to be in black and white, the entire book has been scanned from the carefully preserved originals in full-color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art, complete with paste-overs, notes, art corrections, etc. Previously enjoyed only by American servicemen in the Vietnam era, Fantagraphics Books and The Wallace Wood Estate and proud to present the missing link in Wood’s oeuvre in a beautifully designed and affordable format.

Monday, March 14, 2016

DD and Netflix

Perhaps you've heard about the growing controversy that Wally Wood does not receive a credit on the popular Netflix DAREDEVIL series, now in its second season. Okay, he didn't create the character. That's a given. The character existed before Wood ever showed up at Marvel. There are a lot of folks who worked on the DD comics over the years and made contributions that appreciably changed the comic but they didn't "create" the character either so as long as THEY aren't credited, I don't see why anyone should expect Wood to be. Oh. Wait.

The DAREDEVIL comic book has always had its ups and downs but it's always been blessed with a number of creators who have given it some of their best work. That most certainly doesn't start and end with Frank Miller. If one grants that to acknowledge every single writer and artist would be too much to expect, then break it down to only the really important ones who defined the series to come for decades, and that starts with Wallace Wood. 

There is no logical reason NOT to give Wood credit on the Netflix DAREDEVIL series.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

New DD/Wood Facebook Group

If you're on Facebook, celebrate Wood's many contributions to the once again popular DAREDEVIL!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Wally Wood Jungle Adventures

A couple of downright gorgeous covers for different editions of the latest Wood book from Vanguard, coming early next year: JUNGLE ADVENTURES.

Wally Wood Jungle Adventures - ANIMAN
(Vanguard Wally Wood Classics Vol 4)
ALMOST 200 big, 8.5 X 11 COLOR pages
DLX $69.95 - ISBN: 1-934331-73-2 (Dinosaur cover)
On Sale Date Feb 3, 2016

"Before Marvel’s Wolverine, before DC’s Animal Man, Hall of Fame comics creator Wallace “Wally” Wood created Animan! After years of development, shortly after leaving Daredevil to launch the THUNDER Agents, Wood unveiled his Animan masterpiece in early issues of his ground-breaking self-published magazine, Witzend. Vanguard continues their Wood Classics series with nearly 200 pages of Wood jungle comics spanning from the Golden Age through the 1960s with Animan, Jim King, Sabu, and much more."

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

New: Torrid Romance

Here's the word on the latest Wallace Wood collection from Vanguard Publishing and the Wood Estate.

WALLY WOOD HARDCOVER at the PRINTER NOW! 200 BIG 8.5x11 COLOR PAGES of SUPER-RARE, vintage WALLACE WOOD romance comics in this $39.95 Hardcover with cover design byRandall Dahlk
ORDER FROM or your local comic shop!
(also available in $69.95 DLX Slipcased HC and $24.95 PB) Expected around Thanksgiving.