King of the World
Vanguard, 2004 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 68 pages
The King of the World, volume I of Wallace Wood's The Wizard King trilogy, is similar in tone and setting to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. MAD magazine and Daredevil comics artist extraordinaire, Wally Wood, takes us on a magical journey filled with elves, warriors, wizards, maidens, Unmen and kings! The Immi, a medieval society of elves, lived deep in the forest, completely isolated from the rest of the world, and were happy until a strange shadow fell over their village: a shadow with EYES! A young Immi known as Odkin is tricked into volunteering to investigate, and is drawn into the intrigues of Alacazar the wizard to save the world from Anark, the blackest villain of all space and time. Through his journey, Odkin meets and enlists the aid of Iron Aron, Lord Vandall and Weer the lizard man, and saves the Immi from the monstrous Unmen, but is then ordered by Alacazar to face even greater perils! When legendary cartoonist Wally Wood became Mad magazine's first star artist he had already revolutionized comic books with his Weird Science sci-fi work which put him on Entertainment Weekly's all-time top-100 list. Wood co-created Mars Attacks for bubble gum cards and the movie, designed the super-collectible Fireball XL-5 lunchbox, and the red costume as used in the comics and major motion picture, Daredevil.
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