Friday, May 8, 2015

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: Wally Wood Made Me Buy These!

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! From the 50s through the 80s, one of the most revered and respected artists in the industry was Wally Wood. His work at with Will Eisner on The Spirit and at EC made him a super-star. Throughout the 60s he was associated with the highest quality comics at Warren, Tower, Marvel and DC. During the 70s, though his health and eyes were beginning to fail him, he continued to awe and inspire both fan and pro alike. Below is a sampling of cover art featuring usually inks, but sometimes pencils and inks, by Wood. Some of these combinations are downright awe-inspiring, don'tcha think?

Pencils by Rich Buckler

Pencils by Bill Draut

Pencils by Steve Ditko

Pencils by Marie Severin

Pencils by Frank Miller

Pencils by Larry Lieber


  1. Superb stuff. His inks over Kirby's Challengers strips made great art even better. Jerry Ordway is the only artist I can think of that inks in a similar style (to my eyes anyway).

  2. Did he ink Challengers? You mean Sky Masters maybe.

    1. JC - Wood inked Kirby on Challengers of the Unknown #s 3 through 8. As well as some of the Sky Masters. - Jeff Clem

  3. Hey Groove, this Daredevil cover makes me realize I can't recall you chiming in about the new tv show. Have you watched it? I finished it last night. It's not perfect but I think probably the best tv show or film Marvel has put out.

  4. Wonderful artist. He was Wally Wood, and humble enough to do this.



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