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Creeping Death from Neptune: The Life And Comics Of Basil Wolverton Vol. 1

Wolverton, Basil

Verlag: Fantagraphics, 2012
ISBN 10: 1606995057 / ISBN 13: 9781606995051
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Titel: Creeping Death from Neptune: The Life And ...

Verlag: Fantagraphics

Erscheinungsdatum: 2012

Einband: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This is the first in a two-volume retrospective--collecting full comics stories, unpublished art, ads, etc.--and biography of the famous Mad cartoonist. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_1606995057

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Basil Wolverton, best known for his goofy grotesqueries in the pages of MAD and other humor comics, was also responsible for some of the wildest and most eye-popping science fiction and horror comics of the Golden Age, but his non-humorous comics work has never had the comprehensive archival collection it deserves ? until now.

Creeping Death From Neptune is a comprehensive edition of Basil Wolverton?s non-humorous comics work. While it presents an overview of Wolverton?s entire career, it focuses primarily on his 1938-1952 science fiction and horror comics. Apart from Spacehawk, which has recently been catalogued in a separate Fantagraphics volume, every known story from this period, both published and unpublished, will be shown in its entirety. The narrative begins at Wolverton?s childhood and traces the events leading up to his first serious comics work, the rejected 1929 syndicated strip, Marco of Mars, then proceeds through Steve Grover of the Stratosphere Patrol, Vultures of the Void, Meteor Murphy, Space Patrol and Rockman, his final intense group of 1950-1952 stories for Marvel and publisher Stanley Morse.The book ends with a summation of Wolverton?s career after leaving ? and occasionally returning to ? comics, though never again as a non-humorous artist. Existing correspondence, pay ledgers, and personal diaries shedding intimate insight into the artist?s career will be examined in depth. The author has gone to great lengths to uncover as much unpublished art as possible, including preliminary drawings, syndicated strips, comic book work, and rejected covers for Amazing Mystery Funnies and Amazing Man Comics. 192 pages of full-color comics


This is the first in a two-volume retrospective?collecting full comics stories, unpublished art, ads, etc.?and biography of the famous Mad cartoonist.

This is the first of two volumes reprinting copious amounts of comics stories and recounting the career of cartoonist Basil Wolverton. Based on his correspondence and journals, the biographical portion of the books follow Wolverton from childhood to adult day-to-day life as freelance cartoonist, itinerant handyman, persistent contest enterer, and local pastor of the Radio Church of God. Wolverton lived and worked in the Pacific Northwest, unique among the first generation of comic book pioneers. In the precious period before the industry calcified into a commercial institution, Wolverton was free to work under the radar to explore in detail his weird tales of the future. All of Wolverton?s non-humorous comic book stories will be presented in full, along with prime examples of his humorous comics and dozens of pages of unpublished art, including editorial drawings, advertisements, caricatures, pulp illustrations, rejected comic book covers, and unsold features. Full-color

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