A MORRISON MONDAYS birthday salute!


For many years, one of Bongo Comics’ biggest foreign partners was Panini (formerly Dino) in Germany. At one time, Simpsons Comics was the second best-selling title in all of Deutschland. That’s right, the exploits of Homer, Bart, Radioactive Man, et al, were more popular than those of Batman, Spider-Man, the X-Men, and every other superhero comic being published. The only comic book that sold more was Mickey Mouse!

This generated a lot of revenue for Bongo, so obviously, when Panini requested an exclusive variant cover for one of their versions of our annual Treehouse of Horror book, we were more than willing to accommodate them.

Wally Wood was born 97 years ago, on June 17, 1927, so this week I’m celebrating his birthday with this tribute to his incredibly great cover for 1952’s Weird Science #16!

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Eisner winner Bill Morrison has been working in comics and publishing since 1993 when he co-founded Bongo Entertainment with Matt Groening, Cindy Vance and Steve Vance. At Bongo, and later as Executive Editor of Mad Magazine, he parodied the comics images he loved as a kid every chance he got. Not much has changed.

Bill is on Instagram (@atomicbattery) and Facebook (Bill Morrison/Atomic Battery Studios), and regularly takes commissions and sells published art through 4C Comics.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. That is an awesome tribute cover.

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  2. It IS a good tribute. I’m disappointed there’s no “after Wood” line under the signatures, though. A lot of younger fans may not even recognize that it’s a tribute, or know who Wally Wood was, and that’s a shame.

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    • My apologies for that. This was done several years ago, before I was hip to the etiquette of attributing my references. I do it as a matter of course and have for years, but this one was too early in my evolution. At least this article makes Wood’s influence crystal clear, so the youngsters will know.

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