Saturday, May 14, 2011

Blue Beetle v5 #5 - Steve Ditko art & cover

Blue Beetle v5 #5 charlton 1960s silver age comic book cover art by Steve Ditko
Steve Ditko
Blue Beetle v5 #5, 1967 - In this final issue of the series, Steve Ditko uses the fine art world as a backdrop for some of his own artistic and philosophical beliefs. The idea of contrasting the heroic versus the introspective on the cover is distinctive, more so than the drawing itself (note his version of Edvard Munch's The Scream on the right). Ditko reverts back to using smaller, more numerous panels on both the Blue Beetle and Question stories, with less dynamic results. His opening splash is static and heavy in dialogue (perhaps appropriately so). Interestingly, in the same scene Ditko makes up for this with an array of his own modern art interpretations. This is number 5 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 = ***
"Faces the Destroyer of Heroes" Ditko story pencils and inks 18 pages = ***
Untitled Ditko story (The Question) pencils and inks 8 pages = ***
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Blue Beetle v5 #5 charlton 1960s silver age comic book page art by Steve Ditko
Steve Ditko
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More Ditko posts:
Haunted #8
Crime and Justice #18
Gorgo v1 #3 charlton monster comic book cover art by Steve Ditko
Gorgo #3

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