Lunar Tunes by Wally Wood (graphic novel review).

I should point out this copy of ‘Lunar Tunes’ by Wally Wood is a second printing done in 2012. As editor Dave Spurlock points out in the introduction, this is Wood’s last work before he committed suicide rather than live with deteriorating eyesight and other medical problems.

Don’t expect his detailed artwork as in his earlier work, but certainly a more cartoony fantasy style as he introduces many of his secondary characters on an adventure on the Moon. Mostly, the story is propelled along by gags and the odd philosophical moment, a couple of which I have read elsewhere.

It’s almost like he was leaving an epitaph or love note to be remembered by.

There is limited nudity on a couple of pages, but nowhere as extreme as in one of the other Vanguard books recently … but it was never done for a junior audience. It’s almost like sitting around a fireplace with Woody having one final chat.

GF Willmetts

December 2019

 

(pub: Vanguard Productions, 2005. 48 page softcover. Price: I pulled my copy for £ 7.99 (UK). ISBN: 978-1-88759-186-7)

check out website: www.vanguardpublishing.com and www.wallacewoodestate.com

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