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Bhob Stewart, Bill Gaines, Trina Robbins, Al Williamson, John Severin, Grant Geissman

The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood Volume 1

On sale date: December 6, 2016

This biography is an incisive look at the life and career of one of the greatest and most mythic comic book creators—the maddest artist of Mad magazine, the man behind Marvel's Daredevil, and self-publishing pioneer of Witzend—Wallace Wood.

Who was Wallace Wood? The maddest artist of Mad magazine? The man behind Marvel's Daredevil? His World is an incisive look back at the life and career of one of the greatest and most mythic figures of cartooning. Edited over the course of thirty years by former Wood assistant Bhob Stewart, His World is a biographical portrait, generously illustrated with Wood's gorgeous art as well as little-seen personal photos and childhood ephemera. Also: remembrances by Wood's friends, colleagues, assistants, and loved ones. This collective biographical and critical portrait explores the humorous spirit, dark detours, and psychological twists of a gifted maverick in American pop culture.

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"The Life And Legend Of Wallace Wood offers a rounded portrait of a conflicted creator. Rather than a conventional coffee-table retelling of the artist's life and career, editors Bhob Stewart and J. Michael Catron have by structuring the book as a series of essays by eminent comics scholars and talents wisely chosen to spotlight a number of different kinds of tributes to the artist ... It's difficult to imagine a more respectful package." — The A.V. Club

"This gorgeous, insightful tome is a must-have for armchair comics scholars and historians everywhere." — Broken Frontier


Full-color and black and white
10.3" × 12.4"