Thursday, December 29, 2016

Haunted #8 - Steve Ditko art

Haunted v1 #8, 1972 - A ghostly female forewarns of impending disaster, driving the main character to the brink of insanity. Steve Ditko's opening page is uncharacteristically drab with its small title and straightforward layout. However, subsequent pages make up for it with outstanding draftsmanship. His three-page dream sequence is particularly stunning, due to the pale, monochromatic backgrounds (see interior page below). Within this contrasting approach, Ditko draws with enthusiasm and gusto. Other artists in this issue include Pat Boyette and Jack Abel (art and cover). This is number 8 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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"She's Waiting" Ditko story pencils and inks 8 pages = ****

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Steve Ditko
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More Ditko posts:
Beyond the Grave #6
Space Adventures #10
Amaz. Spider-man #12

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