Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Fly #2 - Jim Steranko cover, Steve Ditko art

Jim Steranko
The Fly v1 #2, 1983 - Similarly posed, the Fly and Fly-Girl stand almost defiantly in this patriotic-themed cover. Jim Steranko demonstrates his superb design sense, placing and sizing elements into a cohesive whole. Especially clever is the use of the Statue of Liberty to create a triad of figures. Steve Ditko's two stories have different inkers (including himself), giving readers a chance to compare and contrast. His eclectic style comes through especially on three eye-catching splash pages. Other artists in this issue include Rich Buckler and Ricardo Villagran. This is number 2 of 2 Fly issues with Steranko art and/or covers and number 1 of 8 Fly issues with Ditko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Steranko, Ditko or Fly issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist, Steranko checklist or Top 10 Steranko comics.
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Steranko cover pencils and inks = ***
"The Mugging" Ditko story pencils (Rich Buckler inks) 15 pages = ***
"The Hangman" Ditko story pencils and inks 4 pages = ***
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Steve Ditko
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