Saturday, October 29, 2011

Micronauts annual #1 - Steve Ditko art & cover

Steve Ditko
Micronauts v1 annual #1, 1979 - Steve Ditko's unapologetically stiff drawings seem oddly appropriate for a series based on the Mego line of action figures. The artist's adherence to a strict nine panel grid on most pages make the annual's length seem even longer. Still, there are a few noteworthy pages. Of the four full page splashes, page 16's summary and page 34's arena scene are both visually strong and memorable. The two page spread on pages 24-25 features an interesting portrait of the characters and various guests, drawn in typical logjam fashion. This is number 1 of 2 Micronauts annual issues with Ditko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ditko or Micronauts issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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Ditko cover pencils and inks = **
"Timestream" Ditko story pencils and inks 35 pages including one splash (page 16) and one spread (pages 24, 25) = **

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Steve Ditko
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More Ditko posts:
Ghostly Tales #55
Mystery Tales #40
Amaz. Spider-man #8

2 comments:

  1. I am not familiar with Ditko's work after the early 70's. This cover and interior does look like he positioned some toys and simply drew them as is. Kinda disappointing.

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  2. Sadly, most of his late 1970s to early 1980s work is similar to this. One exception is his terrific Shade series for DC.

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