Wally Wood - Original Cover Art for Weird Science #22 (EC, 1953). EC horror master Wally Wood works his magic on this cover. The huge slithering blob is truly a work of genius: notice the fine lines in the bulbous monstrosity's protuberances. The spacemen are classic Wood with a clear glass helmet with an air hose on each side. Also note the faces on the columns and by the stairs. Even in a full space suit, Wood's women are drop-dead gorgeous knockouts. This virtuoso's work still inspires artists today and remains a yardstick for aspiring artistic talents. When the comic book market hit the skids in the mid-1950s, Wood's brilliant career stalled. Dr. Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent and the brouhaha over comics as the cause of juvenile delinquency affected Wood more than most, and he eventually found work in more traditional illustrating mediums. He tried periodically to re-enter the comic business with forays such as the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and Cannon. Unfortunately, he never quite hit the same success as he did at EC. His health failing, he passed away in 1981 in a tragic loss to the world of comics. His crowning artistic achievements were made at EC where he drew many covers such as the one offered here. This is undoubtedly his best amorphous monster work. This cover was used to draw the reader into Wood's story title "My World" contained inside. A fantastic Wood original cover, it has a bit of white out on it and has stats for the logos. Overall the piece is in excellent condition. It measures approximately 14" x 19.5" and comes framed.

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