Thursday, September 2, 2010

Haunted #5 - Steve Ditko art & cover

Haunted v1 #5, 1972 - Steve Ditko contributes two fine stories as he continues his run on this Charlton horror series. Although "The Garden Of 1,000 Delights" mostly adheres to a common six panel grid, he fills the panels with beautifully intricate, Asian-inspired patterns. "This Is How It Is!" tells of a family fight over a substantial inheritance. Ditko's second tale is a tad better than the first, incorporating more detail, textures, and surprisingly effective pale-colored backgrounds (pages 7-8). This is a fine example of the artist's uniqueness and creativity. Other artists in this issue include Don Perlin and Nicholas Alascia. This is number 5 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 Garden Of 1,000 Delights" Ditko story pencils and inks 7 pages = ***
"This Is How It Is!"
Ditko story pencils and inks 9 pages = ***
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