Monday, May 20, 2013

Haunted #16 - Steve Ditko art & cover

Steve Ditko
Haunted v1 #16, 1973 - A night watchman promises to guard a wealthy family's tomb, but doesn't hesitate from robbing other graves in the area. Steve Ditko's tale is almost too quickly drawn, showing low levels of detail and effort on most of the panels. His cover is even worse, using the bare minimum of elements within a poor layout. Other artists in this issue include Wayne Howard and Tony Williamsune. This is number 14 of 23 Haunted issues with Ditko art and/or covers (reprints not included). See today's posts or more Ditko or Haunted issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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Ditko cover pencils and inks = *
"Room For One More" Ditko story pencils and inks 7 pages = **

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Steve Ditko
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More Ditko posts:
This Magazine... #17
Amaz. Spider-man #7
Mystery Tales #47

2 comments:

  1. What? Disappointing? That's an amazing cover!

    Just because it's simply drawn doesn't make it less interesting. It's beautifully designed and vividly coloured. I think it must have really stood out on the racks back in the day.

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  2. I wholeheartedly agree that simplicity does not equal inferiority, but this one
    falters compared to Ditko's many other covers. His bronze age Charlton works especially vary widely in quality although there are some gems here and there. The best covers of his career were arguably done for Charlton in the 1950s, some of which have already been reviewed on this blog. I appreciate sharing your differing view, though.

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