Friday, 1 July 2016
'ALIAS WOOD & JONES' DEPT: THE MUMMY...
You're right! The title of this post makes no sense at all. It's a
forced wordplay on 'ALIAS SMITH & JONES', the '70s TV show.
Not to worry 'though, I'm about to redeem myself with this superbly-
drawn comic strip adaptation of the 1931 UNIVERSAL movie - 'The
MUMMY'. Drawn by RUSS JONES (not RUSS HEATH, as I absent-
mindedly typed in a previous post) and WALLY WOOD, it's a feast for
the eyes. Curiously, only WW gets a mention in the credits, but later
sources cite Jones as well, 'though I'm not sure in what capacity.
Did he pencil and Woody ink, or was it a bit of both? If any-
one knows for sure, let me know, willya?
I've got a coloured version of this strip, which I'd originally in-
tended to post, but I'll save that for another time. Here's the black
and white first printing of the tale from MONSTER WORLD #1.
And I've included the cover at the end, so that you know what
you're looking for when you scurry over to eBay. Enjoy.
Posted by Kid at Friday, July 01, 2016