Wally Wood

Comic Book Art


Wally Wood

Comic Book Art


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


 

Wally Wood Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
Wally Wood Daredevil #9 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1965)
Wally Wood Daredevil #9 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1965)....
Lot 92001
Auction 7124
Saturday, February 20, 2016
$149,375.00
Wally Wood Weird Science #15 "Captivity" Cover Original Art (EC, 1952)
Wally Wood Weird Science #15 "Captivity" Cover Original Art (EC, 1952)....
Lot 92379
Auction 7084
Saturday, November 23, 2013
$71,700.00
Wally Wood Weird Science #21 Cover Original Art (EC, 1953)
Wally Wood Weird Science #21 Cover Original Art (EC, 1953)....
Lot 92304
Auction 7002
Friday, February 27, 2009
$71,700.00
Wally Wood Dweller in the Dungeon EC Painting Original Art (1954)
Wally Wood Dweller in the Dungeon EC Painting Original Art (1954)....
Lot 92414
Auction 7099
Saturday, November 22, 2014
$65,725.00
Wally Wood - Weird Science #14 Cover Original Art (EC, 1952). Many of the top comic artists of the 1950s gravitated to E...
Wally Wood - Weird Science #14 Cover Original Art (EC, 1952). Many of the top comic artists of the 1950s gravitated to EC, a...
Lot 4386
Auction 818
Saturday, October 15, 2005
$56,350.00

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ItemCurrent Bid
Wally Wood's EC Stories: Artist's Edition Hardcover (IDW, 2012)
Wally Wood's EC Stories: Artist's Edition Hardcover (IDW, 2012)....
Lot 14538
Auction 121743
Sunday, October 22, 2017
$90.00
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