Sunday, August 20, 2017

Spellbound #29 - Steve Ditko art


Spellbound v1 #29, 1956 - Distraught by financial woes, a carnival ride owner wanders off and encounters equally sad beings from another world. Told in four concise pages, Steve Ditko uses an impressive amount of artistic details without sacrificing the story. His first panel is a myriad of figures and shapes within the merry chaos of an amusement park. Just as interesting is his almost statuesque rendering of the aliens on page three, panel five (see interior page shown below). Amidst these wonderfully drawn pages is Ditko's modest signature, quietly inserted on the bottom of a ticket booth (page 1). Other artists in this issue include Jack Abel, Bill Draut, Bob Forgione, Al Hartley, Tony Mortellaro, George Roussos, Robert Q. Sale and John Severin (cover). This is number 1 of 1 Spellbound issues with Ditko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ditko or Spellbound issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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"None Are So Blind" Ditko story pencils and inks 4 pages = ****
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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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