Thursday, 29 March 2012
On Wally Wood's Daredevil
There were a brief few months in the mid-Sixties when Marvel's comics featured not just the work of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, but that of Wally Wood too. It's scarcely conceivable that 47 years have passed since Wood and Lee's masterpiece "In Mortal Combat With ... Sub-Mariner" was first published in Daredevil #7. It was the high summer of the Marvel Revolution, and within a year both Ditko and Wood would be gone. This week's The Year In Comics piece over at Sequart - to be found here - focuses on Wood's short but glorious spell on Daredevil, and considers what it was that Wood brought to the company's books, and what may have been lost when he moved from what really was The House Of Ideas back then to the relative autonomy of Tower Comics.