Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dorothy Lamour #2 - Wally Wood art


Dorothy Lamour (Jungle Princess) v1 #2, 1950 - One of his earliest works, Wally Wood draws several of the movie star’s jungle adventures. The artwork is painfully amateurish, from the figure drawings to the page layouts. Many panels have minimal backgrounds or no backgrounds at all. His opening splash (a duotone on the inside front cover) has the most detail and is easily the most professional looking page in the book. Still, it’s hard to imagine Wood’s artwork being any worse. The issue includes photos of Dorothy Lamour on both the front and back covers. This is number 1 of 2 Dorothy Lamour issues with Wood art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wood or Dorothy Lamour issues. See also this blog's Wally Wood checklist.
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“Lost Safari” Wood story pencils and inks 9 pages = *
“Vengeance Of The Panther King” Wood story pencils and inks 8 pages = *
“Bwaani Adventures” Wood story pencils and inks 8 pages = *
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Wally Wood
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More Wood posts:
Aces High #1
D-Day #2
All-Star Comics #61

2 comments:

  1. Are any of these stories signed? It's hard to believe this is actually Wood, though I guess we all need to start somewhere.

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  2. My sources do confirm it. As primitive as it looks though, it's distinctively Woody.

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