Friday, March 07, 2008

Number 271

Get us out from under, Blunder Woman

Wonder Woman…Wonder Girl…Wonder Tot…it's a wonder anyone bought Wonder Woman! Back in the early 1960s fandom had the Alley Awards. There was an early designation for "Worst Comic Book;" the Bob Kanigher-edited and written, Andru and Esposito-drawn Wonder Woman "won."

This early fanzine strip is from 1964. In a great little short by Marv Wolfman and artist Dave Herring perfectly captures the Wonder Woman comic. Odd was a fun fanzine, inspired by Harvey Kurtzman and Humbug.
I had to really work at this spirit-duplicated strip to make it presentable. Like a lot of ditto'd fanzines it was unevenly printed.

To Dave Herring and Marv Wolfman, thanks for a very funny strip.


Mr. Karswell said...

By Neptune's Soda Pop Concessions this is funny stuff! I like the letter column too "I wish your book came out every day or even more. Can you? Please, huh huh."

Wally Wood probably got a chuckle out of the ODD cover lettering too.

Unknown said...

This was funny! Maybe you should leave a comment on Wolfman's site to direct him here.