Creeping Death from Neptune – An illustrated bio of one the most peculiar Golden Age comic book artists

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Creeping Death from Neptune: The Life And Comics Of Basil Wolverton Vol. 1

by Basil Wolverton (author) and Greg Sadowski (editor)

Fantagraphics

2012, 304 pages, 8.4 x 1.2 x 10.8 inches

$29 Buy one on Amazon

Cartoonist Basil Wolverton (1909-1978) is best known for his drawings of monstrously ugly people that ran in early issues of MAD, back when it was a comic book. But before that, Wolverton wrote and illustrated bizarre and compelling science fiction comic book stories that pitted square-jawed, steely eyed spacemen with hideous aliens and evil geniuses.

Creeping Death from Neptune contains a wealth of early Wolverton comics, including work he did as a teenager, sketches, unpublished art, and rejection letters he received from publishers and animation studios. Edited by Greg Sadowski, this book is a labor of love and a treasure for anyone interested in the history of comic books.

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