Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tomb of Dracula v2 #2 - Steve Ditko art


Tomb of Dracula v2 #2, 1979 - This black and white magazine series accompanied the popular bronze age comic of the same name. Steve Ditko is tasked with drawing the feature story, one of his lengthiest during the bronze age. In the opening scene, Dracula surrounded by an unknown mystical force reminiscent of the artist's early Dr. Strange tales. Overall, it seems evident that his eclectic style is inappropriate for the character. Dracula appears often corny and cartoonish rather than fearsome. The pacing is also long and arduous, containing only a single splash. While the art disappoints, it's still interesting to see Ditko's interpretation of the character. Other artists in this issue include Gene Colan, Frank Robbins and John Tartaglione. This is number 1 of 1 Tomb of Dracula magazine issues with Ditko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ditko or Tomb of Dracula issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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"The Dimensional Man" Ditko story pencils and inks 36 pages (black and white) = **
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More Ditko posts:
Beyond the Grave #6
Space Adventures #10
Amaz. Spider-man #12

2 comments:

  1. Bob Larkin painting on the cover. He did the covers for many of the Marvel Fireside paperbacks of the '70s. I wasn't aware of this Ditko story, the reproduced page looks like his classic style.

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  2. You should see Ditko's work in Creepy and Eerie. It's even better. These issues should be posted soon.

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