Tuesday, March 4, 2014
THUNDER Agents - Best Of Wally Wood!
Here's an interesting volume scheduled to hit the stands in May. While we all know a who's who of the comic art world worked for Tower Comics in their brief but memorable existence (Gil Kane, Reed Crandall, Mike Sekowsky, Chic Stone, etc.), it's Wally Wood who was the architect and who remains the signature artist for the company. THUNDER Agents: The Best of Wally Wood gathers just his stuff, or at least a lot of it. I can find very little information on the contents of this twenty-five dollar hardback volume.
The cover is from one of Wood's most dramatic images, if an equally illogical one. Dynamo descending through the atmosphere assaulted by a jet fighter is properly exciting, but violates much of what we know about the physical world even with the impossibilities suggested by the Thunder Belt. But then of course so did Dynamo himself for that matter.
Here's a sweet look at the original which last sold for well over twenty grand.