Tuesday, October 9, 2012

E-Man #2 - Steve Ditko art


E-Man v1 #2, 1973 - One of Charlton's more popular bronze age titles, E-man was one of their few forays into the super-hero genre. Much lesser known are the back up stories by Steve Ditko, starting with this issue. His acrobatic hero Killjoy is introduced after the unusually small title panel. While the story has an abundance of tiny scenes (see interior page below), Ditko's drawings remain kinetic and engaging. Other artists in this issue include Joe Staton (art and cover). This is number 1 of 3 E-Man issues with Ditko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ditko or E-man issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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"Killjoy" Ditko story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***
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Steve Ditko
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More Ditko posts:
Superboy #257
World of Mystery #3
Unusual Tales #12

1 comment:

  1. I loved those Killjoy stories, and wish Ditko had done more of them. They proved he could make his Objectivist views known without clobbering you over the head with them, and with a fine humorous touch, at that. And it was some great artwork and storytelling as only Ditko can do it!

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