Sunday, June 24, 2012

Beware the Creeper #1 - Steve Ditko art & cover

Beware the Creeper v1 #1 dc 1960s silver age comic book cover art by Steve Ditko
Steve Ditko
Beware the Creeper v1 #1, 1968 - One of Steve Ditko's signature creations appears in his own series after his debut in Showcase #73. His intriguing cover features the Creeper on the city rooftops, drenched in the storm and unaware of the threat lurking behind him. The drippings look more like icicles than rain, but that aside, Ditko's composition and rendering are formidable. His story art is nearly as good, containing a high level of detail and newfound enthusiasm throughout the pages. Curiously, all inside panel borders are colored rather than white (see interior page below), but neither adds nor detracts overall. This issue is easily one of Ditko's finest late silver age efforts. This is number 1 of 6 Creeper issues with Ditko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ditko or Beware the Creeper issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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Ditko cover pencils and inks = *****
"Where Lurks the Menace?" Ditko story pencils and inks 23 pages = ****

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Beware the Creeper v1 #1 dc 1960s silver age comic book page art by Steve Ditko
Steve Ditko
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Space War #4
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Strange Suspense... #18

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