atomic explosion panel; Wood, Kamen artBill Gaines, Al Feldstein, Wally Wood, Marie Severin, Joe Orlando, and Jack Kamen are all names that have held a lasting place in the comic book hall of fame, it was this core group that put together Weird Fantasy #11. There were a few other luminaries on staff at EC, names like Harvey Kurtzman, Gene Colan, Johnny Craig, Basil Wolverton, Joe Kubert, and of course Frank Frazetta, that comprised the Murderer’s Row that made the scrappy publisher the legend it is today. This issue veers into horror territory more than earlier entries into the run, quite possibly thanks to the realization that grisly tales of murder and crime were selling like hotcakes. The usual high-quality art and storytelling are all on display in this issue, showing off the consistency and talent that kept this company in business long after the censors sicced the hounds on the industry.
Wally Wood is an American comic book artist/ writer who is also one of the founding artist for Mad comics. In addition to penciling numerous comic book pages, Wally also ventured into product illustration, music album covers, and trading cards. Wally's most notable works include the aforementioned Mad comics, Marvel's Daredevil, and Weird-Science Fantasy for EC comics.
Jack Kamen was an American illustrator for books, magazines, comic books and advertising, known for his work illustrating crime, horror, humor, suspense and science fiction stories for EC Comics, for his work in advertising, and for the onscreen artwork he contributed to the 1982 horror anthology film Creepshow.