Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Amazing Spider-man annual #1 - Steve Ditko art & cover

Steve Ditko
Amazing Spider-Man v1 annual #1, 1964 - Spidey's foes from the past year join forces as the Sinister Six. Led by Dr. Octopus, they promptly kidnap Aunt May and Betty Brandt to lure our hero into a trap. Steve Ditko delivers his longest Spider-man story yet at forty one pages. Like the regular series, his artwork is lively and entertaining. Most impressive are his six splash pages, interspersed throughout the story. Each of the six villains are represented (see interior page below) and each is exceptionally drawn and composed. This story was later reprinted in Marvel Treasury Edition #1. Filling up the rest of the issue is an abundance of pin-ups and informational pages. Their quality varies, but none matches the verve of the main story. This is number 1 of 2 Amazing Spider-man annual issues with Ditko art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts. See today's posts or more Ditko or Amazing Spider-Man issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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Ditko cover pencils and inks = **
"The Sinister Six" Ditko story pencils and inks 41 pages = ****

"The Burglar" Ditko pin-up pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"The Chameleon" Ditko pin-up pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"The Vulture" Ditko pin-up pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"The Terrible Tinkerer" Ditko pin-up pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"Dr. Octopus" Ditko pin-up pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"Sandman" Ditko pin-up pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"Doctor Doom" Ditko pin-up pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"The Lizard" Ditko pin-up pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"The Living Brain" Ditko pin-up pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"Electro" Ditko pin-up pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"The Enforcers" Ditko pin-up pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"Mysterio" Ditko pin-up pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"Green Goblin" Ditko pin-up pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"Kraven the Hunter" Ditko pin-up pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"The Secrets of Spider-man" Ditko story pencils and inks 7 pages = **
"Spidey's Super Senses" Ditko story pencils and inks 1 page = **
"The Secrets of Spider-man's Mask" Ditko story pencils and inks 1 page = **
"Peter Parker as Spider-man" Ditko pin-up pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"Peter Parker's Favorite Heel and Heartthrob" Ditko story pencils and inks 41 pages = ***
"Peter Parker's Classmates" Ditko story pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"Peter Parker's House" Ditko pin-up pencils and inks 1 page = **
"Guest Star Page" Ditko pin-up pencils and inks 1 pages= **
"How Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Create Spider-man" Ditko story pencils and inks 3 pages = ***

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Steve Ditko
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More Ditko posts:
House of Mystery #277
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Blue Beetle v5 #3
Amaz. Spider-man #10

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