Wally the Wizard

Publisher: Marvel
Publication Dates: April 1985 – March 1986
Number of Issues Published: 13 (#1 – #12)
Color: color
Dimensions: Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock: Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding: Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: was ongoing series
Publication Type: magazine

Information thanks to the Grand Comics Database

Wally the Wizard was created by cartoonist Bob Bolling, the man who, a generation earlier, had made Little Archie a classic.

Wally was learning the mystic arts from Marlin the Magician, Merlin’s older brother, whose catch-phrase was, “To think I had my pick of apprentices”. Both lived in the castle of King Kodger, along with Kodger’s daughter Penelope (whom Wally was in love with, despite the fact that she was a snob who treated him like the peasant he was), Pen’s maidservant Alaina (who was in love with Wally, tho he scarcely noticed her), Sir Flauntaroy (an egotistic and not-so-competent knight), Wally’s pals Conrad (Flauntaroy’s squire) and Jay (an apprentice bard), and assorted courtiers, servants, and other typical castle dwellers. There was also a demon, Gorg, whom Wally accidentally conjured up in the first issue, and who hung around afterward to act as an occasional deus-ex-machina.

Wally the Wizard was about as successful as the average Star Comics original. It lasted 12 issues, the final one dated March, 1986, and its characters were never seen again.

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