Wednesday, January 7, 2015


We begin the new year as we ended the old one...
...continuing our tribute to comics legend Wally Wood with another never-reprinted tale from the Golden Age of Comics!
Best-known as a horror and sci-fi artist with a penchant for illustrating beautiful women, Wally Wood's early output had quite a bit of romance comics work, much of it not seen since first publication, like this story from Fox's My Life: True Stories in Pictures #10 (1949).
And, since it was done before the Comics Code Authority eliminated most adult-level content in comics after the juvenile delinquency scare of the 1950s, the subject matter was on the level of the b-movies of the era, often a bit hard-edged and tawdry.
BTW, the reason the first page is only black and red is that it's the inside cover of the comic.which was printed in only two colors instead of the four colors (Cyan Magenta Yellow and Black) used on the front/back covers and interiors of books as a cost-saving measure.
(Most publishers just used black ink and no color on inside covers to save even more money!)
As a special project from now through Valentine's Day we're running a series of these never-reprinted tales taken directly from the original comics, alternating them with our ongoing soap opera Reach for Happiness!
Next week:
The Return of Reach for Happiness...
You'll Cry Your Eyes Out if You Miss It!
(Oh, you've heard that, eh?)

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