Monday, April 4, 2011

The Unexpected #189 - Steve Ditko art

The Unexpected v1 #189, 1979 - Steve Ditko illustrates a tale of murderous gangsters and a fortune teller in this late bronze age effort. The first page is mediocre at best, but the artwork improves from there. Ditko's unique linework meets expectations, culminating in the sharply rendered confrontation scene on page four. Where it doesn't work particularly well is the especially violent ending, where a man's acid-drenched face appears more confusing than horrific. Other artists in this issue include Fred Carrillo, E.R. Cruz, Vincente Alcazar, Jerry Grandenetti, Vic Catan, Cruz Panaligan, John Calnan, Bob Smith, Frank Redondo and Luis Domingez (cover). This is number 1 of 2 Unexpected issues with Ditko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ditko or Unexpected issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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"Dead Man's Eyes" Ditko story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***
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