Sunday, August 7, 2011

Outlaws of the West #18 - Steve Ditko art

Outlaws of the West v1 #18, 1959 - Steve Ditko's unique approach sometimes seems ill-suited for the western genre. In this case, a near absence of backgrounds and details flatten the picture plane. His elongated faces and figures are well drawn, but the lack of depth and shading border on the monotonous. The graphic quality of his work may explain why his contributions to western comics are so few. One notable exception is his outstanding cover for another Charlton issue, Cheyenne Kid #10. This is number 1 of 1 Outlaws of the West issues with Ditko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ditko or Outlaws of the West issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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"Help Wanted” Ditko story pencils and inks 7 pages = **
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Steve Ditko
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More Ditko posts:
Out of this World #16
This Magazine... #21
Romantic Story #107

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