Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Ghostly Tales #115 - Don Newton cover, Steve Ditko art

Don Newton

Ghostly Tales v1 #115, 1975 - A giant snake emerges from the ruins, stopping an explorer in his tracks. Don Newton 's Indiana Jones-like cover is well executed with a relatively simple cover layout. The snake, figure, and stone steps all emit an eerie luminescence. Inside, Steve Ditko tells of an archeologist in search of an ancient Egyptian god. His linework is pervasive and impressive. There is increased interest and depth, particularly in key scenes and the revealing opening splash. Other artists in this issue include Tom Sutton and Pete Morisi. This is number 1 of 1 Ghostly Tales issues with Newton art and/or covers and number 51 of 61 Ghostly Tales issues with Ditko art and/or covers (not including reprints).
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Newton painted cover = ***
"Wings of Death" Ditko story pencils and inks 9 pages = ***

Steve Ditko
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