Monday, July 1, 2013

Battle #63 - Steve Ditko art

Battle v1 #63, 1959 - Slogging through a Japanese-occupied jungle, American GIs discover their canine mascot has been smuggled along. The opening panel seems a tad too static, but Steve Ditko's subsequent pages are detailed and purposefully drawn. Shading is minimal, putting greater emphasis on his delicate linework. Other artists in this issue include Dick Ayers, Don Heck, Joe Maneely, Jim Mooney, Joe Sinnott and Carl Burgos (cover). This is number 1 of 3 Battle issues with Ditko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ditko or Battle issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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"The Hidden Doom" Ditko story pencils and inks 4 pages = ***
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Steve Ditko
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More Ditko posts:
Beyond the Grave #1
Out of this World #16
This Magazine... #18


  1. Cover art is likely by Carl Burgos.

    Nick Caputo

  2. Thanks for the info. I'm not as familiar with Burgos' work, but I like the cover's general design.