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Monday, October 09, 2006
The Brilliant Life & Tragic Death OF Wally Wood
The World's 2nd-Best Comic Book Artist
"He could draw a half-dissolved Alka-Seltzer or a dog turd, and they would be the most beautiful things you'd ever seen in your life." - Frank Miller
It's hard not to be passionate about Wally Wood. After all, he was the writer and artist who brought us great horror comics, those neat Mars Attacks cards, lots of early stuff from when Mad Magazine was glorious, superheroine Power Girl's ever-popular peek-a-boo suit, perhaps the most beautiful thing a civilian ever made for the troops, some of the first creator-owned indy comics ever, Daredevil's classic red costume, and the greatest space comics ever produced.
Steve Starger and David Spurlock's new biography Wally's World: The Brilliant Life & Tragic Death OF Wally Wood, The World's 2nd-Best Comic Book Artist takes readers on a fascinating journey from his birth in small-town Minnesota through Woody's childhood dreams of a "magic pencil" through the heights of his career to the depths of alcoholism and illness to his gunshot-to-the-temple suicide.
Starger and Spurlock lovingly cast light on the whole of Wally Wood's career with reverence and brutal honesty in a tome jam-packed with out of print artwork from the master and heavily sprinkled with quotes about Wally Wood from those who knew him and those who, like us, find joy in his work.
Go ahead and click to enlarge the following pages and covers, and get just as obsessed as we are!
by Steve Starger and David Spurlock
192 Pages, 150 color & black and white illustrations for $24.95
In stock now!
Labels: non-fiction, Wally Wood