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George Wilson (Artist)
Self Portrait

1921-1999
George Wilson was illustrating books and menís magazines
when he broke into the comics field during the late 1950s.
He worked almost exclusively for Dell, then Gold Key,
providing cover paintings for such comic titles as
TARZAN, KORAK, BORIS KARLOFF TALES OF MYSTERY,
BUCK ROGERS, DOCTOR SOLAR, FIREBALL XL5,
FLASH GORDON, PHANTOM, MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER,
LOST IN SPACE, TWILIGHT ZONE, TUROK SON OF STONE
and many others.
Wilson's countless comic book covers set a high standard for such art.
See many George Wilson Comic Book covers
among the Dell and Gold Key Tarzan and Korak Comic covers in ERBzine at:
TARZAN Dells 1-100 plus Annuals
https://www.erbzine.com/mag23/2395.html
https://www.erbzine.com/mag25/2595.html
https://www.erbzine.com/mag25/2596.html
https://www.erbzine.com/comics/korakgk1.html
https://www.erbzine.com/comics/korakgk2.html

TARZAN and KORAK COVER ART

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1. Tarzan Dell #111 March/April 1959
2. Tarzan Dell #124 (May) June 1961
Tarzan Dell #111 March/April 1959 .Tarzan DELL #124 (May) June 1961


1. Tarzan Gold Key #132 November 1962
2. Tarzan #139 GK October 1963
Tarzan Gold Key #132 November 1962 .Tarzan #139 GK October 1963


1. Tarzan #140 GK February 1964
2. Tarzan GK #195 September 1970
Tarzan #140 GK February 1964 .Tarzan GK #195 September 1970


1. Tarzan Comic Cover
2. Gold Key Tarzan 163
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1. Tarzan Dell Cover #125
2. Tarzan's Jungle Annual #5 Back Cover
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1. Tarzan GK 146
2. Tarzan GK 177
.


 1. Korak, Son of Tarzan #8 GK 1965
2. Korak, Son of Tarzan GK #17 June 1967
Korak, Son of Tarzan #8 GK 1965 .Korak, Son of Tarzan GK #17 June 1967


1. Korak 20 1967/12
2. Korak GK 29 1969/06
 .Korak 20 1967/12 .Korak GK 29 1969/06


1. Korak Son of Tarzan #31  Oct 1969
2. Korak, Son of Tarzan #43 Cover Gold Key, 1971
Korak Son of Tarzan #31  Oct 1969 .Korak, Son of Tarzan #43 Cover Gold Key, 1971

Korak Son of Tarzan Cover Art
Korak, Son of Tarzan #17
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 1. Jungle Twins 3 cover
2. Jungle Twins 15 Cover Art
Jungle Twins 3 cover ,
 

MORE MISCELLANEOUS COVER ART


 


DELL: Tarzan #111-113, 117, 121-131 (1959-62).

GOLD KEY: Tarzan of the Apes #132-138, 140-142, 144-149, 151,
154-161, 163, 164, 167, 169, 170, 172-177, 179-182, 184, 187-206 (1962-72).
Tarzan of the Apes Story Digest Magazine #1 (1970).
GOLD KEY: Korak Son of Tarzan #13-43, 45 (1966-72).
GOLD KEY: The Jungle Twins #1-17 (1972-75), no 12 and 14.


 
GEORGE WILSON
Although not a comic book illustrator himself, American illustrator George Wilson has been influential in the presentation of many non-superhero comic books as a prolific cover illustrator. He most notably painted hundreds of covers for the Dell Comics and Gold Key brands of Western Publishing from the 1950s through the 1970s.

Early life and career
Educated at both the Richmond Art School and the Pratt Institute, Wilson worked as a commercial illustrator for ad agencies and for publishing houses like Dell Publications, Bombay Boomerang, Jove, Avon and Harlequin Books from the 1940s through the 1990s. His main inspirations were the classic episodes of Alex Raymond's 'Flash Gordon' and the line work of illustrator Noel Sickles. He made illustrations for romance and wild west paperbacks, including book series like 'The Hardy Boys'. He served in Normandy during World War II.

Dell Comics
Wilson began his production as a cover painter for Dell Comics in 1955. His main output was for titles about Stone Age/jungle heroes like 'Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan' (23 covers), 'Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan of the Apes' (64 covers), 'Turok, Son of Stone' (53 covers) and 'Edgar Rice Burroughs Korak, Son of Tarzan' (34 covers). Among his many other credits are adventure, sci-fi and mystery comic books like 'Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom' (13 covers), 'The Phantom' (13 covers), 'The Twilight Zone' (20 covers), 'Magnus, Robot Fighter' (12 covers), 'Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery' (32 covers), 'Mighty Samson' (23 covers), 'Ripley's Believe It or Not!' (24 covers) , 'Star Trek' (32 covers), 'Dark Shadows' (22 covers), 'Space Family Robinson' (14 covers), 'Space Family Robinson Lost in Space' (23 covers), 'Space Family Robinson, Lost in Space on Space Station One' (17 covers) and many others. The interior art of these comic books was done by many Western staff artists, such as Dan Spiegle, Alex Toth, Bill Ziegler, Harry Parkhurst, Frank Thorne, Bill Lignante, Mike Arens, John Ushler, Jesse Marsh, Mo Gollub, Russ Manning and Jesse Santos. 

~ Ref: lambiek.net


A LIST OF GEORGE WILSON COMICS COVER ART
 https://www.erbzine.com/mag62/6236a.html


OFF-SITE REFERENCE
13 GLORIOUS COVERS: A GEORGE WILSON Salute, by JOE JUSKO
https://13thdimension.com/13-glorious-covers-a-george-wilson-salute-by-joe-jusko/




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