Who was Wallace Wood? The maddest artist of Mad magazine? The man behind Marvels Daredevil?The Life and Legend is an incisive look back at the life and career of one of the greatest and most mythic figures of cartooning. Edited over the course of thirty years by former Wood assistant Bhob Stewart, The Life and Legend is a biographical portrait, generously illustrated with Woods gorgeous art as well as little-seen personal photos and childhood ephemera. Also: remembrances by Woods friends, colleagues, assistants, and loved ones. This collective biographical and critical portrait explores the humorous spirit, dark detours, and psychological twists of a gifted maverick in American pop culture.