Wally Wood T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Artist’s Edition Portfolio

Wally Wood is recognized as one of the finest talents to ever grace the comics medium. In the 1950s, he was one of the brightest stars in the legendary EC stable of artists, including being one of the key artists on the ground breaking MAD! In the 1960s, Wood reinvigorated Marvel’s Daredevil, including designing the classic costume. Soon after Wood turned his sites on a new superhero venture—the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents! Wood co-created the team, including the iconic Dynamo! Now IDW proudly presents a selection of gorgeous Wood art, all scanned from the originals and printed at full size. Wood’s art is increasingly rare and sought after by collectors, few have even seen his originals—don’t miss this opportunity to own the next best thing, and at a fraction of the cost!

Bonus — several plates penciled by Steve Ditko and Reed Crandall!

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As with all AE format material (Artist’s Editions, Artifact Editions, Gallery Editions, Art Editions, Studio Editions, etc), this is a collection of classic comic material and I’ll be reviewing the book and not the story. For a complete list of all current and announced editions, with review links, please visit our Index. Also, see What is an Artist’s Edition and our Artist Index.

A great sampling of Wood superhero art, with some Ditko and Randall added for good measure. A cover, some splashes, interior pages, a pin-up and a cover rough.

Scan quality is good overall, with some blur on plates 2, 3 and 5. Ageing is varied from off-white to light brown. Correction fluid used on text and word balloon outlines. No margin notes outside of printer information. Blacks vary: most plates show no gradients, with a few showing slight gradients.

Keeping with Dahlk’s design template for these Artist’s Edition portfolios, this time utilizing baby blue with red, black and gold. Bright, eye catching, effective.

Production is excellent. The portfolio plates fit easily in the plate sleeve. It comes in a Mylar bag for safe keeping. That thick hardcover portfolio is great every time. The Table Of Contents is an excellent addition, but don’t ever put your portfolio plates out of order since the plates themselves don’t have the same information.