Monday, June 15, 2009

Where Was This Used?

This Wally Wood piece has always fascinated me, partly because I have no idea where it was used originally. I've had this printed piece for years, but there's nothing on the back—yet it's on nice paper stock, like it was part of an inexpensive portfolio set. My memory fails me as to where I got this. Anybody (BookSteve?) have any idea as to its original intent? Maybe an Avon page? 


10 comments:

joe bloke said...

I have absolutely no idea, but THANKS for sharing it, Thomas. it's a killer!

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Hot stuff, idn't it?

Mr. Door Tree said...

Thomas,

If memory serves me this is Wood's first of three illustrations he did for Planet Stories (the pulp) circa 1953!

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

I didn't know he did any for Planet Stories. I'd love to see the others. What a classic era for him.

Mr. Door Tree said...

Thomas,

I posted the other two over at Golden Age Comic Book Stories...some of my favorite illos by Wood!

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

You've done us Woody fans a great service Mr. Door Tree!

Howard Chaykin said...

Something tells me this is one of his Conan illustrations from the early fifties.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Say, are you THE Howard Chaykin? If you are, I've got some very nice art of yours I'd like to post.

Joe Jusko said...

I've seen this before in a fanzine, maybe even a Witzend. Not sure what it was for, though. What's up, Howard?

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Hello Joe--

Y'know I've seen it reprinted before too in another place and I'm thinking it was Captain George's Comic World (a Whizzbang Publication). Anybody remember THAT tabloid pub?

Hey Joe, your stuff over on Grantbridge Street is super!