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    Wally Wood - Weird Science #18 Cover Original Art (EC, 1953). Good Lord! -- a science fiction fan would be hard-pressed to find a more spectacular vision than this Wally Wood masterpiece. As a squadron of flying saucers dropped atomic bombs, the readers were treated to a detailed view into one of the saucers, with a close-up of its alien crew, as they did their fly-by. Scenes such as this were bliss for almost every fantasy-starved kid who went to the movies in the fifties. The theme of a horrific alien invasion reached its zenith with Topps' 1962 Mars Attacks trading cards, and Wally Wood had a hand in creating those too. Cold War fears helped make such inconceivable destruction seem almost inevitable. Choke! Added to this iconic image was a caption emblazoned with one of the most hallowed names in science fiction -- Ray Bradbury. William Gaines noted, "I should mention that Bradbury was wild about our adaptations. He was really very happy with them, every new one he saw he just kept raving about them." The image area measures 13.5" x 19.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Comic fans marveled at the love and dedication Wally Wood poured into his EC science fiction work, and here's a chance to acquire one of his finest covers ever!

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