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witzend No.6
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witzend No.6 at The Book Palace

Ref: WITZEND06 (click for larger picture)

The legendary magazine, copies of all issues are now quite rare.

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When the illustrator Dan Adkins began working at the Wood Studio in 1965, he showed Wood pages he had been creating for his planned comics-oriented publication, Outlet.

This inspired Wood to become an editor-publisher, and he began assembling art and stories for a magazine he titled et cetera. A front cover paste-up with the et cetera logo was prepared and even used in advance solicitation print ads, but when Wood learned of another magazine with a similar title, there was a last-minute title change.

Wood launched witzend in the summer of 1966, with a statement of "no policy" and a desire to give his friends in the comics field a creative detour from the formulaic industry mainstream.

witzend (title always in lower-case), published on an irregular schedule spanning decades, is an underground comic showcasing contributions by comic book professionals, leading illustrators and new artists. witzend was launched in 1966 by the writer-artist Wallace Wood, who handed the reins to Bill Pearson (Wonderful Publishing Company) from 1968–1985.

Issue 6 features Alien by Bill Pearson, Interview with Will Eisner, The Spawn of Venus by Wally Wood, The Avenging World by Steve Ditko, Gray Morrow art.

Authors: Various including Will Eisner
Artists: Bill Pearson, Wally Wood, Steve Ditko, Gray Morrow
Publisher: Wonderful Publishing, 1969 (Out of Print)
Number of pages: 40
Format: Soft Cover; Black & White illustrations
Size: 8" x 11" (215mm x 280mm)
Book Condition: F - Fine

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