Talk:Wally Wood

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This..[edit]

This is some kind of article. It's obviouisly written by somebody who really knows his stuff. Bravo! --squadfifteen, 18/10/05

Reason for deleting wikidate overlinkage[edit]

It's per Wikipedia style guidelines. This from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style_%28dates_and_numbers%29#Avoid_overlinking_dates

Avoid overlinking dates
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Suggestion: 22 Panels That Always Work[edit]

We might include this, but I'm no pro in this topic: Wally Wood's 22 Panels That Always Work. Peter S. 14:03, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

The significance of this I think merits adding it as a external link. It is a well known creation of Wood by creators and fans, recently mentioned on Mark Evanier's blog: http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2010_07_02.html#019197 Dgabbard (talk) 19:05, 2 July 2010 (UTC)
I added a section about this Wood's article. -- stoshmaster (talk) 01:40, 6 April 2011 (UTC)


I am J. David Spurlock, Director of The Wallace Wood Estate and Manager of Wallace Wood Properties, LLC. I haven't been on wiki for ages so, please be tolerant as I am just trying to get you some info. See this link re changes at the Wallace Wood Estate: [1] The news is likewise readily available all over the web. I hesitate to edit the Wiki page as I am involved and understand Wiki prefers others to edit.

Please Note and link: official Wally Wood Website is [www.wallacewoodestate.com] and we have a very active facebook page at [2] The estate can be reached at wood.contact@wallacewoodestate.com

re Wally Wood Panels That Always Work: The Estate prefers to use the title: Wally Wood Panels That Always Work -- and not use the number 22 as there are actually 24 panels as originally published in The Wallace Wood Sketchbook (Crouch 1980) -- not 22 as promoted by Larry Hama. Please note The Estate's official business arm is Wallace Wood Properties, LLC Please run this copyright notice: Wally Wood Panels That Always Work is copyright 1980 & 2012 Wallace Wood Properties, LLC Vanguardpub (talk) 17:44, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Wally Wood as Sky Masters inker[edit]

CC of posting left at User talk:71.143.30.135[edit]

Wally Wood[edit]

It's good that you're trying to help improve the article. I'm afraid because of the name "Wood" there might be some confusion: Brothers Dick and Dave Wood were writers, not artists. Wally Wood is well-documented as the Sky Masters inker. You mention a Kirby interview, but don't site it so that it can be verified; additionally, Kirby sometimes got confused, so if he did say Dick and Dave Wood inked it, I'm sure there was an editorial comment correcting this.

Why not register and join the Wiki Comics community as a regular member. We welcome new contributors. --Tenebrae 13:30, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Grain3.jpg[edit]

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Image:Grain3.jpg is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale. Using one of the templates at Wikipedia:Fair use rationale guideline is an easy way to ensure that your image is in compliance with Wikipedia policy, but remember that you must complete the template. Do not simply insert a blank template on an image page.

If there is other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on the other images used on this page. Note that any fair use images lacking such an explanation can be deleted one week after being tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you.

BetacommandBot (talk) 22:41, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

A FUR addressing WP:NFCC#10c is added. MURGH disc. 03:58, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Citation subheads per Wikipedia MOS[edit]

"Sources" really isn't one of the subheads Wikipedia uses, per WP:CITE. In terms of citations, the three categories and their names according to the Manual of Style are "Footnotes" or "Notes"; "References"; and "External links", "Further reading" or "Bibliography". That's the reason I changed the subheads. Please see Wikipedia:Citing sources. Thanks. --Tenebrae (talk) 03:03, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

My edit summary got cut off...[edit]

...when I inadvertently hit the enter button. It should have read, "Rare foray is POV; article has many examples of Wood working in comic strips". No biggie. --Tenebrae (talk) 03:58, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

external links[edit]

Tenebrae removed the link I added to the Wood blog Hooray for Wally Wood (http://wallywoodart.blogspot.com/). Do others think it didn't belong? How about the article that just appeared in Wizard, or is it redundant to what is already included? http://heroinitiative.blogspot.com/2010/06/tragic-genius-wally-wood.html Dgabbard (talk) 19:08, 2 July 2010 (UTC)



I am J. David Spurlock, Director of The Wallace Wood Estate and Manager of Wallace Wood Properties, LLC. I haven't been on wiki for ages so, please be tolerant as I am just trying to get you some info. See this link re changes at the Wallace Wood Estate: [3] The news is likewise readily available all over the web. I hesitate to edit the page as I am involved and understand Wiki prefers others to edit.

Please Note and link: official Wally Wood Website is [www.wallacewoodestate.com] and we have a very active facebook page at [4] The estate can be reached at wood.contact@wallacewoodestate.com

re Dgabbard's mention of the Wizard article: The majority of the info was used, uncredited, from the 2007 Eisner Award nominated Wood biography WALLY's WORLD by Steve Starger and J. David Spurlock (yours truly). The Eisner nomination is documented here: [5] Vanguardpub (talk) 17:54, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

C-Class rated for Comics Project[edit]

As this B-Class article has yet to receive a review, it has been rated as C-Class. If you disagree and would like to request an assesment, please visit Wikipedia:WikiProject_Comics/Assessment#Requesting_an_assessment and list the article. Hiding T 14:43, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Images[edit]

Most if not all of the images in this article have been tagged for fair-use question. In order to limit the amount of non-free art, I would argue that the Daredevil cover — the first public depiction of the Wood-designed costume that remains iconic nearly half-a-century later — is needed, as are the children's-book covers, the only depiction here of Wood's non-comics art.

Certainly, I would add a panel or two of Wood's EC art — the thing for which is probably best known and where he made his reputation — and I would remove the Against the Grain and Checklist book covers. The former, while showing his work, does not depict Wood's EC-era work in the actual context in which he drew it, namely the comics themselves. The latter shows a self-portrait; do we need two self-portraits?

As to the self-portrait in the infobox: An actual photograph would be preferable, but lacking one, this image depicts the artist while simultaneously demonstrating his style.

The Sky Masters panel can probably go. While an aficionado will see it as an example of how Wood's inking could overpower even a master penciler such as Jack Kirby, that's probably not of significant to the general-public reader.

The info page for the 22-panels image says the rights-holder has given permission to widely distribute it. I would suggest we contact the rights-holder to have him fill out the form for that. --Tenebrae (talk) 22:37, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Changes and info from the Wallace Wood Estate[edit]

I am J. David Spurlock, Director of The Wallace Wood Estate and Manager of Wallace Wood Properties, LLC. I haven't been on wiki for ages so, please be tolerant as I am just trying to get you some info. See this link re changes at the Wallace Wood Estate: [6] The news is likewise readily available all over the web. I hesitate to edit the Wiki Wally Wood page as I am involved and understand Wiki prefers others to edit. We are hoping some experienced Wiki editor will make the proper updates.

Please Note and link: official Wally Wood Website is [www.wallacewoodestate.com] and we have a very active facebook page at [7] The estate can be reached at wood.contact@wallacewoodestate.com

re Wally Wood Panels That Always Work: The Estate prefers to use the title: Wally Wood Panels That Always Work -- and not use the number 22 as there are actually 24 panels, as originally published in, The Wallace Wood Sketchbook (Crouch 1980) -- not 22 as promoted by Larry Hama. Please also note The Estate's official business arm is Wallace Wood Properties, LLC Please run the following proper copyright notice anywhere any version of the panels appear: Wally Wood Panels That Always Work is copyright 1980 & 2012 Wallace Wood Properties, LLC

Thank you Vanguardpub (talk) 18:04, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Hi, David. I'll work on this later today or tomorrow when I get a chance. --Tenebrae (talk) 18:36, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Tattoo[edit]

Jon Bon Jovi, world famous rock star, has a tattoo of the Superman symbol as seen here. Shaquille O’Neal, former NBA player, has a Superman tattoo as well. If this bit of information was included in the Jerry Siegel or Joe Shuster articles, it would be removed as WP:TRIVIA. The Bob Kane and Steve Ditko articles make no mention of the numerous Batman and Spider-Man tats sported though out the world, Why then should the Wally Wood article include D. J. Coffman's tattoo? If Wikipedia does not concern itself with the body art homages of world famous entertainers and athletes, then it shouldn't be bothering with the tats of obscure creators of webcomics.

Mtminchi08 (talk) 06:50, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Handful?[edit]

The article states that Wood "worked on a handful of comics for DC between 1975 and 1977" Here's a listing of his DC work cover dated for that period:

  • Limited Collectors' Edition C-34 Angel and the Ape: "The $500,000 Doll Caper" Inker Feb/Mar 1975
  • Stalker #1 "Quest for a Stolen Soul" Inker Jun/Jul 1975
  • Plop #14 "Wednesday's Child" Artist July 1975
  • Stalker #2 "Darkling Death at World's End Sea" Inker Aug/Sep 1975
  • Plop #16 "Love is a Dandy" Inker September 1975
  • Stalker #3 "The Freezing Flames of the Burning Isle" Inker Oct/Nov 1975
  • Weird Mystery Tales #23 "Fair Exchange" Artist October 1975
  • Hercules Unbound #1 Hercules: (No Title) Inker Oct/Nov 1975
  • Richard Dragon, Kung-Fu Fighter #4 Richard Dragon: "A Time to Be a Whirlwind" Inker Oct/Nov 1975
  • Stalker #4 "Invade the Inferno" Inker Dec/Jan 1975
  • Sandman #6 Sandman: "The Plot to Destroy Washington D.C." Inker Dec/Jan 1975
  • Hercules Unbound #2 Hercules: "Unleash the Hounds of Hell" Inker Dec/Jan 1975
  • Richard Dragon, Kung-Fu Fighter #5 Richard Dragon: "The Arena of No Exit" Inker Dec/Jan 1975
  • All-Star Comics #58 Justice Society of America: "All Star Super Squad" Inker Jan/Feb 1976
  • Hercules Unbound #3 Hercules: "Within the Pit Below" Inker Feb/Mar 1976
  • Super-Team Family #3 Flash/Hawkman: "Gorilla My Dreams" Inker Feb/Mar 1976
  • Richard Dragon, Kung-Fu Fighter #6 Richard Dragon: "Island of the Inferno" Inker Feb/Mar 1976
  • All-Star Comics #59 Justice Society of America: "Brainwave Blows Up" Inker Mar/Apr 1976
  • Hercules Unbound #4 Hercules: "This Savage Strength" Inker Apr/May 1976
  • Richard Dragon, Kung-Fu Fighter #7 Richard Dragon: "Command:Slay the Dragon" Inker April 1976
  • All-Star Comics #60 Justice Society of America: "Vulcan:Son of Fire" Inker May/Jun 1976
  • Richard Dragon, Kung-Fu Fighter #8 Richard Dragon: "Slay the Blind Dragon" Inker May 1976
  • Hercules Unbound #5 Hercules: "War Among the Ruins" Inker Jun/Jul 1976
  • All-Star Comics #61 Justice Society of America: "Hellfire and Holocaust" Inker Jul/Aug 1976
  • Hercules Unbound #6 Hercules: "Even a God May Die" Inker Aug/Sep 1976
  • All-Star Comics #62 Justice Society of America: "When Fall the Mighty" Inker Sep/Oct 1976
  • Plop #23 "The King of the Ring" Writer/Artist Sep/Oct 1976
  • Hercules Unbound #7 Hercules: "To Slay a Legend" Inker Oct/Nov 1976
  • Isis #1 Isis: "Scarab -- The Man Who Would Destroy" Inker Oct/Nov 1976
  • All-Star Comics #63 Justice Society of America: "The Death of Doctor Fate" Inker Nov/Dec 1976
  • Hercules Unbound #8 Hercules: "Game" Inker Dec/Jan 1976
  • Amazing World of DC Comics #13 "The Gnark is Coming" Inker October 1976
  • All-Star Comics #64 Justice Society of America: "Yesterday Begins Today" Artist Jan/Feb 1977
  • House of Mystery #251 "The Collector" Artist Mar/Apr 1977
  • All-Star Comics #65 Justice Society of America: "The Master Plan of Vandal Savage" Plotter/Artist Mar/Apr 1977

Plus two more from 1978 and 1980

  • DC Special Series #11 Flash: "Beyond the Super-Speed Barrier" Inker 1978
  • Wonder Woman #269 Wonder Woman: "Return to Paradise Island" Inker July 1980

Meanwhile, one of the footnotes goes into exhaustive detail about Wood's nine or ten issues for Marvel in the previous decade. This is rather WP:UNDUE and WP:NPOV given that the nearly 40 examples of DC work are dismissed as "a handful". Mtminchi08 (talk) 08:02, 10 June 2014 (UTC)