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Greg Sadowski, Basil Wolverton

Brain Bats of Venus: The Life and Comics of Basil Wolverton Vol. 2 (1942-1952)

On sale date: October 22, 2019

This is Vol. 2 of the biography of the legendary midcentury cartoonist, who created the comically grotesque "Lena the Hyena."

This volume continues Sadowski's biography of the famed Mad cartoonist. It includes scores of letters between Wolverton and his editors and publishers and excerpts from his personal diaries, providing documentary insight not only into Wolverton's day-to-day life and career, but also the inner workings of the early comic book industry. It is also chock full of Wolverton's comics stories from this period, including 17 science-fiction and horror tales fully restored and never before collected in a single volume.


""Basil [Wolverton] was one of the most original, unpredictable talents in the field. His style was unique and virtually inimitable, and I've never known anyone who didn't get a real kick out of Basil's far-out artwork."" — Stan Lee

""It's remarkable to see art so twisted applied to such vivid pulp tales, almost as though Wolverton was trying his hardest to be Alex Raymond, but couldn't help turning out images to rival Salvador Dalí."" — The A.V. Club


8.4" × 10.7"