Sunday, October 27, 2013

Tales of the Mysterious Traveler #6 - Steve Ditko art & cover


Tales of the Mysterious Traveler v1 #6, 1957 - Though not particularly exciting, Steve Ditko's cover provides a glimpse of the contents inside. The entire issue is drawn with a sense of mystery and unease. "Tomorrow's Punishment", about a mirror that sees the future, is the darkest and most detailed, laden with heavy lines and shadows. By contrast, "When Old Doc Died" has a lighter touch, particularly scenes of the main character's journey into the afterlife. All five of Ditko's tales are visually entertaining while consistent in style and approach. "Mister Evriman" was later reprinted in Tales of the Mysterious Traveler #15, "When Old Doc Died"was later reprinted in Haunted #70. This is number 5 of 11 Tales of the Mysterious Traveler issues with Ditko art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts or more Ditko or Tales of the Mysterious Traveler issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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Ditko cover pencils and inks = **
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When Old Doc Died" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
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Mister Evriman" Ditko story pencils and inks 6 pages = ***
"The Old Fool" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
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Little Girl Lost" Ditko story pencils and inks 4 pages = ***
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Tomorrow's Punishment" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
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Steve Ditko
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More Ditko posts:
Mystery Tales #40
Amaz. Spider-man #8
Beyond the Grave #6

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