Wally Woods Witzend-Boxset

Fantagraphics hat seine Releases zur ComicCon vorgestellt und da sind jede Menge Must-Haves dabei, unter anderem Drew Friedmans Heroes of the Comics: Portraits of the Legends of Comic Books, das Box-Set zu Ed Piskors Hip Hop Family Tree, Sergio Ponchiones Ditko Kirby Wood, Pirates in the Heartland: The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson Vol. 1 und vor allem eine Komplettausgabe von Wallace Woods Underground-Comiczine Witzend. Preview gibt's hier auf Flickr, The Golden Age Site hatte vor ein paar Jahren ein Posting mit HighRez-Scans.

When the formulaic constraints, censorious nature, and onerous lack of creators' rights in mainstream comics got to be too much for the brilliant cartoonist Wallace Wood in 1966, he struck out on his own with the self-published witzend.

It became a haven for Wood and his fellow professional cartoonist friends where they could produce the kind of personal work that they wanted to do, without regard to commercial demands — and with friends like Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Reed Crandall, Ralph Reese, Archie Goodwin, Angelo Torres, Steve Ditko, Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, Art Spiegelman, Don Martin, Vaughn Bodé, Jim Steranko, Jeff Jones, Howard Chaykin, Trina Robbins, Bernie Wrightson, and literally dozens more, it was bound to be a great ride!