Micronauts #39 - Steve Ditko art

Micronauts v1 #39, 1982 - The title pursues a new direction, starting from the backdrop of a New York City comic book store. The artwork by Steve Ditko is frankly not among his best. His layouts are painfully monotonous, with most pages adhering to a six panel grid. Making matters worse, inker Danny Bulanadi overwhelms the pencils with his handiwork. The issue's sole bright spot is the meticulously drawn Michael Golden cover. This is number 1 of 1 Micronauts issues with Ditko art and/or covers.
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"Starting Over" Ditko story pencils (Danny Bulanadi inks) 27 pages = *
Double page spread pin-up Ditko pencils (Danny Bulanadi inks) 2 pages = *

Steve Ditko

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  1. Bulandi's heavy inking added nothing to Ditko's work. While some of Ditko's own inking in this period was weak and inconsistent, it would have been an improvement over Bulandi, who also overwhelmed Ditko on Indiana Jones. Ditko's Micronauts Annual, which he inked himself, looked better.

    Nick Caputo

  2. I'm not a big fan of Ditko's late 70s - early 80s work, even with his own inks, but I see what you mean.