5/31/14

Haunted #7 - Steve Ditko art & cover

Steve Ditko
Haunted v1 #7, 1972 - Steve Ditko's cover is a little too simplistic for my horror comic tastes, looking more silly than sinister. Inside, his two stories fare considerably better. A stranded couple finds refuge in a old mansion in "Stop The Clock", where they become guests of an old eccentric. The tale begins slowly but gets more interesting with each page, culminating in a surreal full page splash. The cover story tells of a young man attempting to woo an older widow. A spider is prevalent throughout the panels, drawn proportionally larger for greater disturbing effect. Both Ditko stories are equally splendid. Other artists in this issue include Pat Boyette and Pete Morisi. This is number 7 of 23 Haunted issues with Ditko art and/or covers (reprints not included).
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Ditko cover pencils and inks = **
"Stop The Clock" Ditko story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***
"Along Came A Spider And.." Ditko story pencils and inks 7 pages = ***


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