Dick Wood

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Richard Wood
Biographical information
Born: n/a
Died: n/a
Nationality: Mini usa.gif American
Occupation: Writer
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Richard "Dick" Wood (pen name Dick Hamilton) is an American scriptwriter for comic books.

Wood's most distinctive stylistic quirk lies in his interjections. Y-yipes and Thunderation, among other things, are interjections Wood uses elsewhere. Some singular expressions from the two stories in Mandrake the Magician #2 indicate Wood as the script-writer, as: Suffering Hannah and Great suffering Caesar. [1]

Wood might be the writer of both stories in Mandrake the Magician #3. As in succeeding stories, Lothar refers to himself as Lothar, not I, and his dialogue gets a bit dumber.

Mandrake the Magician by Dick Wood (1966-1967)

Issue Title note
Mandrake the Magician #1 "Menace of the City Jungle" 2 x Yipes, What in thunderation, Yikes, Great cats!
Mandrake the Magician #1 "The Flying Phantom" 2 x Thunderation, Great ghost!
Mandrake the Magician #2 "Specter from Space" Suffering Hannah, Great grief
Mandrake the Magician #2 "The Phantom Casino" 3 x Yipes, Great suffering Caesar, Yikes, Mumbo Jumbo
Mandrake the Magician #3 "The Doomsday Man" Yipes, Great grief
Mandrake the Magician #3 "The Terror of the Haunted Desert" Yipes
Mandrake the Magician #4 "The Black Wizard"[1] Great guns!
Mandrake the Magician #5 "The Fear Mongers"[2] What in thunder?, Great grief
Flash Gordon #1 "Midnight with Mandrake" Yipes, What in Sam Hill?

The Phantom by Dick Wood

In the Phantom issues 31 and 32 (Charlton Comics) Dick Wood is credited as the writer of the stories "The Phantom of Shang-Ri-La" (Great Hannah, Thunderation, Great Caesar) and "The Pharaoh Phantom" (Thunderation).

One find similar Wood expressions like this and above in some of the Phantom stories by King Comics:

  • Mandrake the Magician #2 - "The Pirate Raiders"[1] (Yikes)
  • Mandrake the Magician #4 - "The Girl Phantom"[1] (Great ghost. Mumbo Jumbo)
  • The Phantom #20 - "The Adventures of the Girl Phantom" (Yipes, What in thunder)
  • The Phantom #20 - "The Invisible Demon" (Yipe)
  • The Phantom #23 - "Delilah"[3] (What in thunder, Where in thunderation)
  • The Phantom #26 - "The Pearl Raiders"[3] (Yikes)
  • The Phantom #28 - "Diana's Deadly Tour"[3] (Great suffering Hannah, Mumbo jumbo)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Uncredited at GCD
  2. Credited to Gary Poole at GCD
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Credited to Bill Harris at GCD


[1] O'Hearn, Martin. "Who Created the Comic Books?", Monday, November 14, 2011.