Saturday, June 24, 2017

Fightin' Army #20 - Steve Ditko art

Fightin' Army v1 #20, 1955 - In this Civil War tale, a stubborn army mule proves his own worth to the Union captain and the entire regiment. Steve Ditko opens with a battle scene, but the timidity of the explosions and cannon fire seems flawed. Still, the artist handily conveys the humor and irony of the story. The relationship between the mule and his young caretaker is especially well emphasized. Other artists in this issue include Sal Trapani. This is number 1 of 4 Fightin' Army issues with Ditko art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts or more Ditko or Fightin' Army issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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"Gavin's Stupid Mule" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
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Steve Ditko
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More Ditko posts:
Out of this World #10
Superboy #257
World of Mystery #3

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