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ISBN:
1887591583
Author:
Wallace Wood
Category:
Graphic Novels
Language:
English
Publisher:
VANGUARD PRODUCTIONS; First Edition edition (November 24, 2004)
Pages:
68 pages
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1752 kb
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1598 kb
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1818 kb
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Rating:
4.5
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188


THE WIZARD KING TRILOGY . .has been added to your Cart. Wallace Wood, I imagine, is turning over in his grave.

THE WIZARD KING TRILOGY .

The King of the World, volume I of Wallace Wood'. ore. Shelve The Wizard King Trilogy, Vol. 1: The King of the World.

Book one of Wood's planned trilogy, a sort of irreverent take on Lord of the Rings

Book one of Wood's planned trilogy, a sort of irreverent take on Lord of the Rings. According to the intro, book two was completed (though Wood relied heavily on a few assistants) and book three was laid out, mostly pencilled, and being lettered when Wood committed suicide. Wallace Allan Wood was an American comic book writer, artist and independent publisher, best known for his work in EC Comics and Mad. Although much of his early professional artwork is signed Wallace Wood, he became known as Wally Wood, a name he claimed to dislike.

Volume II of Wallace Wood's The Wizard King trilogy, is similar in tone and setting to.Includes the 16-page Bonues Feature: World of the Wizard King. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. MAD magazine and Daredevil comics artist extraordinaire, Wally Wood, takes us on a magical journey filled with elves, warriors, wizards, maidens, Unmen and kings! Out of print since 1982, this historic graphic novel has been remastered to Vanguard high quality standards.

She uses color to clothe many of Wood's nude females. The King of The World (Table of Contents). Bill Pearson claims scripting assist and that the second chapter has a lot of art ghosted by Ralph Reese. Wallace Wood The King Of The World (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /. Iron Aron; Felina, promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page (report information).

The King of the World, volume I of Wallace Wood's The Wizard King trilogy, is similar in tone and setting to . MAD magazine and Daredevil comics artist extraordinaire, Wally Wood, takes us on a magical journey filled with elves, warriors, wizards, maidens, Unmen and kings! The Immi, a medieval society of elves, lived deep in the forest, completely isolated from the rest of the world, and were happy until a strange shadow fell over their village: a shadow with EYES!

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Wood's last work, The Wizard King was a planned trilogy. Both parody (the Immi, the race of the protagonist Odkin the Sly, are clearly based on another short race featured in an epic trilogy) and literary criticism (the traditional heroes of fantasy epics are replaced with flawed, but likable characters who do heroic things out of necessity), with beautiful artwork.

The King of the World is volume one of Wallace Wood's long out-of-print graphic novel trilogy. Wood tells the story of the Immi, a medieval society of elves, who live happily deep in the forest completely isolated from the rest of the world. That is until a strange shadow falls over their village! A young Immi known as Odkin is tricked into volunteering to investigate and is drawn into the intrigues of Alacazar the wizard to save the world from Anark.
  • kolos
Wallace Wood, I imagine, is turning over in his grave. He just has to be. I just recently purchased this version of The Wizard King, in part because I am a huge fan of Wallace Wood, and in part because I had an original version of the colored version back from 1978 that unfortunately is falling apart due to the glue drying out. I excitedly ran home for lunch when I got the email telling me that UPS had delivered it. I tore open the package and started to leaf through it. But something seemed odd and different. So, I found the previous version of The Wizard King I owned and looked at the same pages to compare. And yup sure enough, someone had altered the coloring to include... for lack of a better phrase... silhouette swimsuits on all the female characters.

I am not pleased at all. First, of all, I find it completely unnecessary, as the nudity as it was originally presented is extremely tame and demure. And it was very obviously done after the fact as it doesn't fit in at all with the original pen and ink work or even the original coloring. Second, I am very unhappy that the publisher didn't make sure to make a point of stating that the art had been (obliterated, disfigured, massacred) changed from the original. I have read (now, unfortunately) that it was the Asian printer who took offense and changed the art. Well, fine, but that doesn't absolve the publisher of his/her responsibility. It's like someone came along and defaced the pages by drawing mustaches on all the characters with crayons.

I'm really torn as I don't know how to rate this in terms of stars. Because of Wood, it deserves 4 or 5 stars, because I'm a huge fan. But the hack job done by whomever is unconscionable. Furthermore I place almost as much blame on the publisher for either letting it happen, and/or not making sure all hard-working Wally Wood fans eager to spend their money knew exactly that the copy of The Wizard King they want to order would contain some "extra" flourishes.

Sadder still is the fact that I have the second volume on order and it should be arriving tonight.I wonder if all the female characters will be adorned with floor length dresses, parkas, and stocking caps just to make sure all the bad bits are covered up. Just... soooooooo.... disappointing.
  • Bragis
This material originally appeared in black and white and apparently Wood's wife Tatjana colorized it. Although the coloring is mostly fine, she appears to have worried about nudity and painted one-piece bathing suits onto female figures! It's not QUITE the equivalent of painting pants on the Sistine Chapel figures - but only because this is not some of Wallace Wood's best work! A few pages are simply oversized text or blown-up sketches. Another irritation is the publisher's reminders of the material we missed by not buying the deluxe edition (the 'picto-fiction' version of the story, available in its entirety in "Woodwork" and partially sprinkled through this edition to pad out the volume!!!)

"Wally" Wood was one of the greatest comic-book artists of the 20th century, standing directly alongside greats Jack Kirby and Will Eisner. Famed for his amazingly detailed sci-fi work, particularly for EC comics, Wood also created some marvelous heroic fantasy for the Marvel and Warren lines. Frustrated by low pay and corporate-art strictures Wood created the "pro-zine" Witzend in 1966. A predecessor of `adult' comix like HEAVY METAL, the magazine published experimental and controversial material, including the stories collected here.

Wood recognized the popularity of Tolkien-esque fantasy and "The Wizard King" was intended to be an irreverent take on the genre, with anti-heroic characters and ironic plot twists. Unfortunately there's a lot of repetition and the story never even quite meets the standard set by his stories in the mainstream Marvel title, "Tower of Shadows." Wood's fantasies for EERIE and CREEPY are much better - the influence of writer Archie Goodwin is missing here.
  • Auau
Fun read.
  • nailer
Wallace Wood has always been a favorite graphic novel artists and story teller of mine. The images he pens are unique and stunning, walking a think line between pornography and art. It's a shame he didn't live long enough to finish this tale. Years ago when it was first published in one volume it was in color. I had bought it then and I figure some day that and these two separate volumes will really be worth some thing. Thanks Wally...