Thursday, December 01, 2011

World of Wonder: part 7 - Where there's a wheel...


Martin Aitchison
(* World of Wonder © Look and Learn Ltd.)


  1. Although the smaller size made World of Wonder seem like a poor relation to Tell Me Why I agree that it featured some excellent material in spite of this. In particular I was very pleased to see Gino D'Antonio's masterful strip version of 'Moby Dick' which replaced 'A Leap into the Future' from issue 14. Perhaps you could serialize this in the way you did with his earlier adaptations of '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' and 'The Odyssey'? (I seem to remember later issues serializing a Ron Embleton version of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice' as well)

    Incidentally have you been able to identify the artist who drew the Dunkirk cover in yesterday's post? His work turned up all over the place during the 1960s in titles like Eagle, Boys' World, Ranger, etc. but I've never yet been able to find a signature or credit line.

  2. Hi Phil,

    I've started filling in some artist credits (thanks to David Slinn and David Roach), so the cover you mention can now be credited to Alex Oliphant who did indeed work for the titles you mention. You might find some of his artwork credited in Eagle Annual.



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