11/28/18

Wally Wood biography



Wally Wood (1927-1981) - Born in Minnesota, Wood became enamored with comic strips at an early age. After stints in the Merchant Marines and various art schools, he moved to New York City in the early 1950s with portfolio in hand. Eventually finding work on Fox Comics' romance titles, his first documented work appeared in Western Outlaws #4. He soon gained enough experience to migrate to EC and Avon. These publishers gave him an opportunity to work on horror, war and adventure tales, but it was his science fiction work that garnered the most acclaim. Weird Fantasy and Weird Science (plus a brief stint on Will Eisner's The Spirit) firmly established him as one of the best artists of the sci-fi genre. During the 1960s, Wood did various work for Marvel and DC while starting the new Tower Comics line (featuring his own new characters). By the 1970s, the artist did mostly inking jobs but always managed to enhance the original pencils. At his peak, Wood was a master of sequencing, dramatic lighting effects and composition, often reinforced by intricate detailing. In addition to the  titles mentioned above, I highly recommend Frontline Combat, Two-Fisted Tales and Shock Suspenstories. Read more on Wikipedia.

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