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Sunday, December 05, 2010


Number 855


V-Vampires!


Heritage Auctions offered the original art for the classic EC 3-D reworking of the original version of "V-Vampires" in Mad #3. Here's some of what Heritage said about the story:
Wally Wood Three Dimensional EC Classics "V-Vampires" page 5 Original Art (EC, 1954). For EC's debut into the 3-D craze, four fan-favorite yarns, one from each of the titles, Mad, Weird Science, Frontline Combat, and Crime SuspenStories, were retold in this one-shot, published in the Spring of 1954 . . . The art is rendered on Craftint paper and four pieces of acetate, each piece having art and consecutively numbered pages. The five pieces were then stacked together, with eye-popping results. The 3-D effect is striking, and then there's added attraction of the voluptuous Godiva-- a Wood specialty.
This is the kind of thing that makes me glad to be a comics fan, an EC fan, a Kurtzman fan, a Wood fan...what else do I need to say?








8 comments:

Jeff Overturf said...

"Dust off them blintzes, Godive...'Cause here I come!!!!"

*sigh* - Wood's women - Need I say more?€

KW said...

That's really fun seeing the inner workings of Wally Wood like this

Kirk Jusko said...

I liked the reference to the Vault of Horror.

mike f. said...

Geeeenius!

Jason said...

Oh man, this is gorgeous!

Karswell said...

This is one of the many awesome stories (probably reprinted in a 70's MAD paperback) that first introduced me to the classic MAD stuff... as a kid, you see this level of Wood's talent and man oh man there's no turning back.

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Wow and Double Wow!!!!! How nice to see beautiful scans like this! Many thanks for putting this up!

Tony O said...

Thanks for finding and sharing this beauty. Now I can show my students in Literature of the Graphic Word exactly what I'm talking about with Wood and Mad. Keep 'em comin', Guv!