Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fantastic Voyage - Wally Wood art

Fantastic Voyage - Wally Wood silver age 1960s gold key movie comic book page art
Fantastic Voyage v1 #nn, 1966 - Based the 20th Century Fox cult classic, this one-shot comic (published in the same year) is surprisingly monotonous. Wally Wood, in his first attempt at film adaptation, delivers stiffly rendered characters within mostly uninspired page layouts. Even his penchant for illustrating voluptuous women is largely absent. One saving grace is his detailing of laboratory equipment (panel three, page six) and the miniaturized ship's console (panel one, page fourteen). Dan Adkins and others more than likely assisted. A Fantastic Voyage cartoon would debut two years later with its own accompanying comic book series. This is number 1 of 1 Fantastic Voyage issues with Wood art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wood issues. See also this blog's Wood checklist.
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Wood story pencils and inks (with assists from others) 30 pages = **
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4 comments to date:

Booksteve said...

If I recall correctly, Adkins actually pencilled this and Woody just inked it.

Teddy I @ Pencil Ink said...

That would explain a lot, given he had a lot of help during this period. I've been unable to verify this fact via my sources but I'd be curious where you got this info.

Booksteve said...

Was in an interview with Adkins, possibly in COMIC BOOK ARTIST. It's verified at GCD, also.

robowronk said...

Adkins says it was mostly inked by Tony Coleman:
http://twomorrows.com/alterego/articles/08adkins.html