Thursday, May 7, 2015

Maiden Voyager!


Here's a lovely cover in the vintage Wally Wood style by Andrew Pepoy for an upcoming IDW offering of THUNDER Agents stories. The enigmatic Iron Maiden stands in for the classic bubble-headed space traveler in the inspirational cover for Incredible Science Fiction seen below.


The density of the image is impressive. The vivid and seemingly detailed array of knobs, tubes, and gadgets behind the stylish space voyager are awe-inspiring, seemingly realistic, though no more valid than any other abstract assortment of lines by any artist.

Other artists have been inspired by this Wally Wood classic over the decades. 

Dick Giordano
Rand Holmes
Paolo Rivera
The Iron Maiden cover is just one of many which IDW is putting out in a line-wide EC Comics cover promotion. Check it out






No word that I can detect anywhere about the necessary sixth installment of THUNDER Agents Classics which would complete the original run of the vintage Tower Comics series. I'm eager to get my mitts on it having just completed the fifth volume.

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7 comments:

  1. I like the Iron Maiden cover but I love that Fog City cover. Completly bizarre but wonderful. Those aliens are stealing our women!

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    1. Rand Holmes is among the very best Wally Wood devotees, with a vengeance.

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  2. Do you have a link to the rest of the EC inspiried covers? Can't seem to find them.

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    1. I forgot to add the link. I was hoping to find a better one than I had, but now it's included.

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  3. The covers to the IDW T.H.U.N.D.E.R, Agents reprints are terrific, but I'm not too keen on the glossy interior pages. The DC Archives volumes were printed on matt paper and served the stories better, I think. Curiously, the 7th volume (containing the Deluxe Comics stories) was printed on glossy paper and looked as if the contents had been scanned from the published issues.

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    1. The glossy paper is a weakness, I will admit. You make me sad with that info on volume seven, it's some great stuff. I don't really expect IDW to put that out, but they do need to finish off the Tower material at least.

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