Thursday, January 19, 2017

Man-Bat #1 - Steve Ditko art

Man-Bat v1 #1 dc comic book cover art by Jim Aparo
Man-Bat v1 #1, 1975 - After his debut in Detective Comics #400 and subsequent appearances, Man-Bat gets his own self-titled series. The Batman makes a guest appearance in an obvious attempt to draw in more readers. An evil sorcerer concocts a sinister plan in the interior story, giving Steve Ditko a chance to draw graphically interesting occult scenes. Not surprisingly, they are not dissimilar to his early Doctor Strange works. Overall the artist struggles to depict Man-Bat's beastly appearance without looking too cartoonish. Likewise, his rendition of Batman is just passable and may be his only rendition of the hero (?). Other artists in this issue include Jim Aparo (cover). This is number 1 of 1 Man-Bat issues with Ditko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ditko or Man-Bat issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist.
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"Beware the Eyes of Baron Tyme" Ditko story pencils (Al Milgrom inks) 18 pages = **
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Man-Bat v1 #1 dc 1970s batman comic book page art by Steve Ditko
Steve Ditko
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Haunted #6
Outer Space v2 #1

4 comments:

  1. Hey,
    very good.
    Is it possible to have the whole issue ?
    Thanks.

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  2. As a said in a recent post, I plan on putting up complete stories on certain issues, but only ones in the public domain. Sorry.

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  3. Just recieved a copy of this issue. I certainly recommend it to any Ditko or Batman fans out there. Ditko's pictoral drama is at some of it's best here and his Batman is constantly in the shadow (the only time we see his chin is when he's plummeting towards the earth). I think Ditko may have considered Batman a character that wouldn't want to be seen (and the only time we do see him is when he's not in control of the situation). A great find!

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