Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Thing #15 - Steve Ditko art & cover

Steve Ditko
The Thing v1 #15, 1954 - Considered a classic by Steve Ditko enthusiasts, a giant drooling worm destroys a town engulfed in flame. The spectacle is as strange as it is arresting, enhanced by the unusual color palette. The artistic approaches on all five Ditko tales vary slightly, but the second ("Day Of Reckoning") is more finely delineated. His characters throughout the book have mask-like faces that are creatively distorted. In the only all-Ditko issue of the series, the artist delivers a splendid collection of grotesqueries. ''Family Mix-up'' was reprinted in Tales Too Terrible to Tell #7. This is number 4 of 5 The Thing issues with Ditko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ditko or Thing issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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Ditko cover pencils and inks = ****
"The Worm Turns" Ditko story pencils and inks 6 pages = ***
"Day Of Reckoning" Ditko story pencils and inks 6 pages = ***
"Come Back" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
"If Looks Could Kill" Ditko story pencils and inks 6 pages = ***
"Family Mix-up" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = **

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Steve Ditko
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More Ditko posts:
Thing #17
Pacific Presents #3
Fantastic Giants #24

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting. That worm story was indeed too terrible to tell.

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