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WALLY WOOD (American, 1927-1981). EC 3-D #3 Complete 8-page 3-D story "Spawn of Venus" Original Art, 1954. Mixed...

2011 September Beverly Hills Signature Jerry Weist Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy Art and Books Auction #6069

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 12, 2011
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Location: Heritage Auctions - Beverly Hills
9478 West Olympic Blvd., 1st Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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WALLY WOOD (American, 1927-1981)
EC 3-D #3 Complete 8-page 3-D story "Spawn of Venus" Original Art, 1954
Mixed media
23.5 x 17.5 inches (largest)
Not signed


For EC's foray into the fifties 3-D comics craze four fan-favorite yarns, one from each of the titles Mad, Weird Science, Frontline Combat, and Crime SuspenStories,were featured in the premiere issue of 3-D. For the second issue, four yelp-yarns from Tales From the Crypt were retold. Both of these special 3-D issues were published in 1954. Offered here is Wally Wood's reworked 8-page version of the Weird Science #6 classic, "The Spawn of Venus," slated for a never-published third issue. The art is rendered on Craftint art paper as well as multiple pieces of acetate, each piece representing a "level" of art. The pieces were then stacked together, with eye-popping results -- the 3-D effect is striking. Unlike the previous issues, this story was actually rendered in six levels of depth, rather than the previous standard of four levels. This science fiction masterwork finally saw print in Wally Wood's own prozine, Witzend #6 in 1969. From the Jerry Weist Collection.

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Slight discoloration to transparencies (media is in good condition) and scattered handling creases on each; tape residue on edges. Transparencies measure 22 x 15 inches. 4-5 transparencies per group with paper underlay.

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