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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Wally Wood's Heroes, Inc.!
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Comic Book History
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Wally Wood's


TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3843 -    I've listed the remaining copies I have of Wally Wood's 'Heroes, Inc. Presents Cannon (#1) at my online comic book shop, ComicBooksCircus.com!

This was a two-issue comic book title that represented one of the earliest known efforts of 'independent' comics publishing!

The first issue was self-published by Wally Wood in 1969, with another issue published by CPL Publications in 1976.

This comic book was an 'in-between' publication, in that it bridged the gap between underground comix and the more 'mainstream' Marvel and DC Comics publications of the time.

This original one-shot comic attempted to provide mature genre stories for an adult audience. It could be considered a forerunner of the late-1970s modern graphic novel!

The one-shot was actually created for the 'armed forces' readership that Wally Wood had cultivated with his "Sally Forth" feature in Military News and Overseas Weekly.

The first issue, pictured at the top right, contained no U.S. Postal Service indicia.

Additionally it was higher priced, set at 15 cents cover price, NOT the 12 cents cover that other comics of the time were priced at when it was publsihed.

As Wally's target market was NOT children,  it wasn't submitted to the CCA and thus had no Comics Code Seal on the cover!

Aimed at an older audience, the comic contained more 'action' violence and more 'revealing' clothing on the illustrated nubile young women than did mainstream comics of the day!

However, it was not 'grim and gritty'. It did not contain nudity or gore. Most of the deaths illustrated occurred in silhouette or off-panel.

The blaring comic book cover itself did promote "Amazing Adult Adventure" within its' pages, but it is far milder than today's comics!

A self portrait of Woody can be seen at the top left of this blog post.

Wally's Wikipedia entry can be found at this link.

In addition, this comic book series has its own Wikipedia entry!

So don't miss out on owning a piece of comic book history for the low prices I'm offering this historical comic book at.  Again, this is the link to my online comic book shop!

~ Michael



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Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

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