Beyond the sultry, slinky femmes fatale that master cartoonist Wallace Wood often populated the panels of his regular comic book work with, he also flirted with adult cartoons and comics throughout the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, before finally embracing them fully at the dawn of the 1980s. Now, Fantagraphics has painstakingly assembled the most complete collection of Wood’s erotic work. They’re all here: from his early gag cartoons from such men’s magazines as Dude and Gent; to his sly sexy fairy tale parodies.
But he doesn’t stop there. Wood, who garnered international fame as a premier parodist for Mad, also takes aim at comics icons in such stories as “Lil an’ Abner,” “Perry and the Privates,” “Prince Violate,” “Stuporman Meets Blunder Woman,” “Flasher Gordon,” “Starzan,” and even his own “Sally Forth.” Also in this one-of-a-kind collection, you’ll find Wood’s own cartoon commentaries on sex and society in “The Sexual Revolution” and “Brave Nude World.” Other rarities include “The Marquis de Sade Coloring Book,” “Dragonella,” and the complete run of all of his covers for the infamous Screw magazine. In black and white and color (and off-color throughout!).
"For fans who consider the 1950s and 1960s the greatest era of comics, Wallace Wood is second only to Jack Kirby. … His fairy-tale sex parodies of the mid-1960s have affinities with his Mad work a decade earlier. The panels are filled to the brim with jokes. The punch lines come out of nowhere. The stories in Cons De Fée, that is to say, is of a piece with everything Wood did." — LA Review of Books