Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Black Fury #17 - Steve Ditko art


Black Fury v1 #17, 1958 - Four Steve Ditko stories reside in this single issue, with varying artistic approaches for each. The first, "Stranger in the Herd", is the most appealing, with its excellent opening splash of two savagely fighting horses. The artist uses open panels on page three to effectively suggest a wider, more spacious environment. Ditko's second tale, about a city slicker, is noteworthy for the thin, fine lines used primarily on the faces and figures. By the third story, he reverts back to his more commonly used thicker brushstrokes. Although his last tale is disappointingly minimal, it does carry the same attention to equine anatomy as the rest of the book. This is number 2 of 3 Black Fury issues with Ditko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ditko or Black Fury issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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"Stranger in the Herd" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
"The Tenderfoot and the Outlaw" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
"The Shining Stallion" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
"The Colt Born to Trouble" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = **
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Black Fury v1 #17 charlton comic book page art by Steve Ditko
Steve Ditko
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More Ditko posts:
Unusual Tales #12
Amaz. Spider-man #5
Gorgo #1

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