This was the first Wally Wood issue. He was one of the best DD artists ever. And Stan tried to be magnanimous to the artists of the previous issues by offering a “personal note,” but one knows that there was tension there. Because where there is talent + Stan Lee = Drama. He was such a huckster, so brilliant, but he hated to share the limelight.
Getting Wally Wood was a coup, though–he was and remains one of the best artists in the industry. But don’t get too comfortable with his work. Wood quite less than a year later.