Thursday, 17 November 2016

Al Williamson's Savage World

Savage World is an interesting one. At first, it seems to be 'just' another wonderful Al Williamson piece, with the added attraction that it stars Larry 'Buster' Crabbe. But there's a lot more to it than that, including the fact that it covers nearly the whole of comic history, having first appeared in the '50's, then being seemingly endlessly reprinted in the '60's, '70's, '80's AND '90's. Not bad going for a simple 8 pager. Plus, this actually isn't Williamson flying solo.
Here, from Kitchen Sink's Death Rattle, is Al in conversation with Dave Schreiner, to tell the whole story:

 And here's the strip:

And, as we're all completists here, how about a gander at the aforementioned rewrite by Bruce Jones, from Alien Worlds. You got yerself some brass ones, don't'cha Bruce, rewriting Wally Wood & Al Williamson?


  1. I love your blog!!!!
    Do you have to do any special coding to have your images open into a new window with the thumbnails at the bottom or is that just done automatically?

  2. No, you shouldn't have to. You can just left click and it opens the thumbnails as you say, but what I do is right click and 'open link in new window', then use the magnifying glass tool to make them as big as you like. Let me know if any issues.

  3. As to re-writing stories by other people, nobody beats Bill DuBay, who re-wrote every single story when he edited Warren's 1984 magazine, even adding art to some of Wood's stories (the King of the World), which got Woody so mad, he quit working for Warren.

  4. Yeh, you have to admire the Dube's cheek - must post that Woody story sometime.