11/28/12

Beware the Creeper #6 - partially mis-attributed Steve Ditko art

Beware the Creeper v1 #6 dc comic book cover art by Gil Kane
Beware the Creeper v1 #6, 1969 - This final issue of the series is also the most disappointing. Comic book guides attribute the story art to Steve Ditko, though his involvement is questionable. I first thought Mike Peppe contributed pencils, but others have pointed out sources crediting Jack Sparling. Still, semblances of Ditko's handiwork appears on pages 7-11 (pencils, layouts or both?). This is a far cry from previous works on the series. Other artists in this issue include Gil Kane (cover). This is number 6 of 6 Beware the Creeper issues with Ditko art and/or covers.
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"A Time to Die" Ditko story layouts (Mike Peppe? inks) 11? pages = *

Beware the Creeper v1 #6 dc 1960s silver age comic book page art by Steve Ditko
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3 comments:

  1. The GCD attributes pencils on the second half of the issue to Jack Sparling.
    http://www.comics.org/issue/22569/

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  2. I believe Ditko pencilled the first 11 pages; the rest were completed by Jack Sparling. Ditko was reportedly ill in this period and could not continue on his assignments.

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