Saturday, August 16, 2014

Jules Verne, Part 23

(Continued from Jules Verne, Part 22)

PANIC #11  (1954)

The 1954 film "20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA" was a really big deal.
Not only were there 2 different comics adaptations of it, it turns out there
were also at least 2 PARODIES of it, as well.  I've already posted the 2nd one, by Jack Kirby.  Here'a an earlier one, by writer Jack Mendelsohn & artist WALLY WOOD!

I found this via a Google search, at the ALL SCI-FI message board.  Posted by Robert Day, here's what he had to say about it...

"From Wally Wood's brush and pen, 20,000 Leaks Under the Sea, a satire in E. C. Comic’s Panic. Jack Mendelsohn wrote the parody. Mendelsohn has had several careers, as television and animation writer (Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and Jay Ward cartoons, for example). He even wrote and drew one of the most creative comic strips ever, Jackys Diary, which appeared to be drawn by a 6-year-old, and signed "by Jacky Mendelsohn, age 32 1/2."

Mendelsohn's parody of this movie is pretty sharp, and he keeps the jokes coming. And, of course there's the Wallace Wood artwork … what's not to like"

PANIC 11   (1954)  /  cover by ??
Gee, you'd never guess what was in here by the cover, would you?
story by Jack Mendelsohn  /  art by WALLY WOOD
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I have to say it... I thought the funniest thing about this entire parody... 
     was the way Wally Wood drew The Nautilus!
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19 YEARS later, Wally Wood returned to "20,000 LEAGUES"...

Wonderland Records specialized in original "radio-style" dramatic recordings aimed at children.  Their take on 20,000 LEAGUES was apparently even more afield than the Disneyland Records version, but it did have some nice cover art.

WONDERLAND LP  /  cover art by WALLY WOOD   (1973)

(Continued in Jules Verne, Part 24)

Copyright (C) EC Comics

Scans by Robert Day from the All Sci-Fi message board
Raw scan of Wonderland LP from the Masterworks site

For More: 
Read the PANIC! page at Wikipedia!
Read the Wally Wood page at Wikipedia!
Visit The Mad Comics Of Wally Wood blog!
Visit Steve Thompson's Hooray For Wally Wood blog
     to see perhaps the largest collection of WW art anywhere on line!!!
Read my DAREDEVIL blog article to learn the truth about what really went on
     during Wood's brief time on this 60s series!

See the 20,000 LEAGUES overview!
Read the Jesse Marsh 20,000 LEAGUES adaptation!
Read the Frank Thorne 20,000 LEAGUES adaptation!
Read the Wally Wood 20,000 LEAGUES parody!
Read the Jack Kirby 20,000 LEAGUES parody!
Read the Dan Spiegle CAPTAIN NEMO series!

Read the Jim Fair CAPTAIN NEMO series!
Read the Bill Baker 20,000 LEAGUES adaptation!
Read the Gary Gianni 20,000 LEAGUES adaptation!
Read the Ernie Colon 20,000 LEAGUES adaptation!

See the JOURNEY overview!
See the MYSTERIOUS ISLAND overview!

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