Thursday, July 23, 2015

Daredevil #11 - Wally Wood art & cover

Wally Wood
Daredevil v1 #11, 1965 - In a final confrontation with the Apeman, Birdman and Frogman, Daredevil is on the cusp of unmasking their leader, the Organizer. In his last story for the series, Wally Wood inks over Bob Powell's pencils. His line and brushwork is confidently applied, especially the action scenes (see interior page below). A high point is the opening splash, depicting the Birdman hovering over a surprised DD. Powell and Wood's cover is not nearly as enticing, but the artwork comes directly from page 15, panel 1. This is number 7 of 8 Daredevil issues with Wood art and/or covers.
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Wood cover inks (Bob Powell pencils) = **
"A Time to Unmask" Wood story inks (Bob Powell pencils) 20 pages = ***

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1 comment:

  1. WALLACE WOOD PLOTTED ALL of his DAREDEVIL issues INCLUDING #11. Like his friends, Jack Kirby on Fantastic Four and Steve Ditko on Spider-Man, Wallace "Wally" Wood confirmed that he plotted his 1960s Daredevil run. Wood, Ditko and Kirby all, ultimately left Marvel largely over being unpaid for their plotting work and moved on to companies that did pay them for their writing. Though editor Stan Lee regularly received writing credit as he insisted on dialoging stories created by "Marvel Method Artists" like Kirby, Ditko and Wood; outside the regular credit boxes, Marvel did note Wood's plot work on various occasions including on the letters page of DD #6 (announcing Stan did not plot #7), #8 (discusses Wood creating Stiltman), and in Marvel's official MMMS newsletter which announced Wood would be plotting DD ongoing from then on. Finally, Wood got full writing credit on the front page of DD #10. After that, Wood was ready to move on to Tower Comics where they paid him for his writing. Though Stan made a big deal about having to write DD #11 without Wood's help, Wood — as per the classic mystery writing tradition — had already planted the clues in #10, by which to solve the 2-part mystery story in #11. So, despite Stan's castigations, Wood actually did, at least, co-plot #11 too.

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