Monday, January 16, 2017

Blue Beetle v5 #2 - Steve Ditko art & cover

Blue Beetle v5 #2 charlton 1960s silver age comic book cover art by Steve Ditko
Steve Ditko
Blue Beetle v5 #2, 1967 - Not often seen in second issues, this issue explains the origin of the new Blue Beetle and the transition from the older, golden age version. Both of the Steve Ditko stories (including The Question back-up tale) are adversely affected by too many squeezed-in small panels. The lead story, however, compensates with a large, dramatic opening panel and roomier pages toward the end. Even a few small panels unexpectedly show a high level of craftsmanship. Most impressive is the splash on page ten, a portrait of Blue Beetle on a background of sketched equipment and gadgetry. Ditko proudly and prominently signs his name on the lower right hand side. This is number 2 of 5 Blue Beetle v5 issues with Ditko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ditko or Blue Beetle issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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Ditko cover pencils and inks = ***
"The End is a Beginning" Ditko story pencils and inks 18 pages = ****
Untitled Ditko story (The Question) pencils and inks 7 pages = ***
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Blue Beetle v5 #2 charlton 1960s silver age comic book page art by Steve Ditko
Steve Ditko
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More Ditko posts:
Gorgo v1 #11 charlton monster comic book cover art by Steve Ditko
Gorgo #11
Haunted #6
Outer Space v2 #1

1 comment:

  1. 40+ years later this comic was turned into an episode of Batman Brave and the Bold (with a more modern Beetle).

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