8/23/14

Amazing Spider-man #3 - Steve Ditko art & cover

Steve Ditko
Amazing Spider-man v1 #3, 1963 - A nuclear accident fuses the metal appendages of his machine to its inventor, scientist Otto Octavius, who subsequently goes mad. Credit Steve Ditko for obscuring Dr. Octopus on the cover, adding a bit of mystery to the villain's first appearance. Inside, his splendid illustrations dominate the story. Doc Ock's snake-like arms are creatively drawn, infused with a surrealistic quality. Ditko clearly revels in this character, almost as much as Spider-man himself. This is number 3 of 38 Amazing Spider-man issues with Ditko art and/or covers.
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Ditko cover pencils and inks = ***
"Spider-man vs. Dr. Octopus" Ditko story pencils and inks 21 pages = ***
"Spider-man Pin-up page" Ditko story pencils and inks 1 page = **

Steve Ditko
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