Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Do You Believe in Nightmares #1 - Steve Ditko art & cover

Steve Ditko
Do You Believe in Nightmares v1 #1, 1957 - Beginning with his striking cover, Steve Ditko is responsible for nearly all the contents of this one-shot issue. Ranging from three to seven pages long, these science fiction tales offer a wide variety of scenarios with nightmares as the common theme. Most of the artwork employs heavy shadows to evoke darkness and foreboding. The one exception, "Strange Silence", is minimally drawn to reinforce the title and plot. My own favorite is "You Can Make Me Fly", a tale of a scientist forced to help his escaped convict brother. On the first panel, Ditko cleverly introduces the characters in a glass beaker's reflection. With some variation, the artist's trademark style is recognizable throughout all the stories. This is number 1 of 1 Do You Believe in Nightmare issues with Ditko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ditko or Do You Believe in Nightmares issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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Ditko cover pencils and inks = ***
"Nightmare" Ditko story pencils and inks 7 pages = ***
"The Somnambulist" Ditko story pencils and inks 6 pages = ***
"Strange Silence" Ditko story pencils and inks 4 pages = ***
"You Can Make Me Fly" Ditko story pencils and inks 4 pages = ***
"The Man Who Crashed into Another Era" Ditko story pencils and inks 3 pages = ***
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Steve Ditko
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Outer Space #19
Just Married #79
Outlaws of the West #18

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