Wood in Space

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Vanguard Publishing’s J. David Spurlock announces Strange Worlds of Science Fiction — the most extensive collection to-date, of sci-fi comics by Wallace Wood — to his line of books.

MAD magazine publisher Bill Gaines called Daredevil, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, and Mars Attacks co-creator, Wally Wood “the greatest Science Fiction artist of all time.”

Vanguard’s Strange Worlds, collects an unprecedented wealth of rare, collectable 1950s sci-fi comics from original titles, Strange Worlds, Space Detective, Capt. Science, Space Ace, and more. Thrill to early adventures of bubble-headed space jockeys and sultry vixens battling bug-eyed monsters in sensationalistic stories like: “The Flying Saucers,” “An Earthman on Venus,” “Spawn of Terror,” “Winged Death on Venus,” “The Monster God of Rogor,” “The Martian Slayers,” “The Insidious Doctor Khartoum,” “Time Door of Throm,” “Death in Deep Space,” “Bandits of the Starways,” “The Opium Smugglers of Venus,” “Trail to the Asteroid Hideout,” “The Weapon Out of Time,” “Kenton of the Star Patrol,” “Sirens of Space,” “Operation Unknown,” and others.

Wallace Wood is one of the most notable comic-book creators of all time with historic runs on Weird Science, MAD, Daredevil, Superboy, and more. Wood won 3 NCS Reuban Awards, and is in the Will Eisner Comic Book Industry Hall of Fame. The new Strange Worlds graphic novel collects, for the first time, all of Wood’s non-EC science fiction comics from the 1950s starting very shortly after his studies at SVA (The School of Visual Arts) in New York.

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