Thursday, April 7, 2016

Out of This World v2 #3 - Steve Ditko art & cover

Steve Ditko
Out of This World v2 #3, 1957 - Steve Ditko begins his run on this science fiction-fantasy title, although his cover is a little too spare for my tastes. Greater effort is shown in the artist's three short stories. "The Supermen" tells of a group of men whose exposure to radiation makes their brains expand and evolve. The artwork tends to simplify toward the end, too much so in my opinion. "My Secret" is more creatively drawn and laid out. Interestingly, it appears to be inked by Rocco Mastroserio. "What Happened?" is more typical of the artist's style and approach, but is the shortest of the three tales. Ditko's cover also falls short of expectations. This is number 1 of 11 Out of This World issues with Ditko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ditko or Out of This World issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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Ditko cover pencils and inks = **
"The Supermen" Ditko story pencils and inks 6 pages = **
"My Secret" Ditko story pencils (Rocco Mastroserio inks?) 6 pages = ***

"What Happened?" Ditko story pencils and inks 3 pages = ***
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Steve Ditko
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