Monday, July 24, 2017

Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves #22 - Steve Ditko art & cover

Steve Ditko
Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves v1 #22, 1970 - A young woman travels with her grandmother to her ancestral homeland in the Baltics, only to uncover a decades-long secret. With an emphasis on graphic lines and shapes, Steve Ditko delivers a mostly adequate effort. There are more than a few silent panels, used for dramatic effect but actually stem the flow of the story. Ditko does a better job on his second tale, about an irate ghost that suffers from ulcers. His drawings are far more fluid and confident. The narrator Dr. Graves is inserted between scenes, but not to the detriment of the aesthetics. Ditko's kinetic cover was later reprinted in Haunted #70. Other artists in this issue include Nicholas Alascia. This is number 12 of 42 Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves issues with Ditko art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts or more Ditko or Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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Ditko cover pencils and inks = ***
"Verdict From The Grave'' Ditko story pencils and inks 9 pages = ***
''The Cure'' Ditko story pencils and inks 18 pages = ****

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Steve Ditko

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