Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Outer Space #18 - Steve Ditko art


Outer Space v1 #18, 1958 - This premiere issue marks a change in format from horror (previously named This Magazine is Haunted) to science fiction. Four early Steve Ditko stories grace the interiors, most drawn in his quietly minimalist style. The exception is the third tale, "Assignment Treason", which stands out for its high level of effort and detail. The compositions within the panels are impressively textured and complex. Perhaps the other three stories were drawn much earlier, but they pale by comparison regardless. Other artists in this issue include Rocky Mastroserio. This is number 1 of 5 Outer Space issues with Ditko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ditko or Outer Space issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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"First on Mercury" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = **
"For Amusement Only" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
"Assignment Treason" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ****
"Repair Stop" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = *

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Steve Ditko
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More Ditko posts:
Out of this World #9
This Magazine... #17
Amaz. Spider-man #7

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