But it shouldn't be forgotten that when he was at the top of his game, Wallace Wood was a master: he worked with such greats as Will Eisner and Jack Kirby (making it into the halls of fame named after both of them, incidentally) and was one of the leading lights of the short-lived but brilliant EC comics line.
Likewise, his best adult comics stand out as genuinely funny; at the same time, his talent for creating alluring cheesecake pin-up style heroines can't be denied. But his last works remain pretty bad, thanks not to their content, but to Wood's declining powers. Unlike, say, Serpieri's Druuna, we can't overlook their one-dimensional situations on account of superior draftsmanship.
Still, Wood's legacy of technical skill, wry humor, and iconoclasm continue to inspire contemporary artists – check out Frank Miller's EC homage one-shot Tales to Offend (1997) for just one example.
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