Monday, August 8, 2016

Haunted #1 - Steve Ditko art & cover

Steve Ditko
Haunted v1 #1, 1971 - Steve Ditko's unusual cover design incorporates the issue's contents within a ghostly, abstract face. All three stories are beautifully drawn in his trademark graphic style, but his first deserves special attention. In "The Room Of Madness", an antique Persian rug is bought and sold over the decades as its owners are driven mysteriously insane. The tale opens with full page splash of a room literally coming to life. Ditko uses cross-hatching and patterns for both variety and visual interest. Of the artist's many bronze age Charltons, this comic stands out as one of the few all-Ditko issues. This is number 1 of 23 Haunted issues with Ditko art and/or covers (reprints not included). See today's posts or more Ditko or Haunted issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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Ditko cover pencils and inks = ***
"The Room Of Madness" Ditko story pencils and inks 8 pages = ****
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Revenge Of The Slave Ghost" Ditko story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***
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It's About Tyme" Ditko story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***
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Steve Ditko
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More Ditko posts:
Mystery Tales #45
Space Adventures #12
Haunted #4

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