Monday, July 10, 2017

Heroes Inc. (#1) - Steve Ditko / Wally Wood art, Wood art & cover

Wally Wood
Heroes Inc. presents Cannon (v1 #1), 1969 - Sold at US military bases in the late 1960s, these characters were designed to appeal to a young adult male audience. Featuring war, science fiction and fantasy, the tales are populated with busty women and mild nudity. Steve Ditko and Wally Wood team up for the main story, featuring the violently heroic Cannon. Explosive action fills nearly every page of this seamless collaboration. Two additional tales by Wood (one assisted by Ralph Reese) round out the book, both reminiscent of his early work for EC's Mad a decade earlier. This is number 1 of 2 Heroes Inc. issues with Wood art and/or covers and number 1 of 2 Heroes Inc. issues with Ditko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ditko, Wood or Heroes Inc. issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist or Wood checklist.
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Wood cover pencils and inks = ***
"Cannon" Ditko story pencils / Wood inks 12 pages = ***
"The Misfits" Wood story pencils (Ralph Reese inks) 10 pages = ***
"Dragonella" Wood story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
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Steve Ditko / Wally Wood
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More Ditko posts:
Haunted Love #4
Jungle Jim #28
Amazing Fantasy v1 #15 marvel 1960s silver age comic book cover art by Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko
Amazing Fantasy #15


More Wood posts:
Thunder Agents v1 #19 tower silver age 1960s comic book cover art by Wally Wood
Thunder Agents #19
Two-Fisted Tales #18
Richard Dragon #5

1 comment:

  1. Interestingly, this comicbook turned up on the shelves of my local comics shop a couple or so years back. It sold at the standard price, so I can only assume a few bundles of it were found in a warehouse somewhere. I bought a couple of copies of it.

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