Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Coupla Wizard King Panels by Wally Wood

The End is an odd treasure, in that it is a 12 page story of The Wizard King world that is totally seperate from the graphic novel, much like The Wizard King serial in Witzend (if you like "compilations" as I do, the Witzend stuff is together in Woodwork).  First time I saw some of this was in the Warren mag 1984, but it was chopped to six pages and re-written as a psychopathic dream, not the wonderful Wizard King story at all.  Woody corrected the butchering by self-publishing the original in The Woodwork Gazette #2, but hardly any of us got to see it, until The World of Wood reprint series had it (then colorized in isssue #2).  The giant skeleton spanning the path Andif is walking on is in all three, as well as the intro (although reading the intro in 1984 makes me "feel like I'm taking crazy pills," as Will says in Zoolander).  Bonus:  here's another pic that coulda made the graphic novel


  1. Dang, I think I skipped that issue of World of Wood because I thought it was all stories I already had in black and white. Also I might have gotten this story mixed up with The Curse from Vampirella, which prominently features the same giant skeleton.

    1. Nah, The Curse is in another World of Wood, and #2 is the sweetest issue, so you must nab it on ebay! Or, if you're wealthy, look for Gazette #2