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This Magazine Is Haunted #17 - Steve Ditko art & cover

Steve Ditko
This Magazine Is Haunted v1 #17, 1954 - In a pair of gruesome tales, Steve Ditko tells of an actor's pact with the devil and a thief's run-in with bloodthirsty ghouls. Both are drawn with more enthusiasm than skill, filled with overly distorted faces. A third story, "Triple Header", features a big game hunter and his cheating wife. Though only two pages, Ditko's artwork shows more potential and distinction. His suspenseful cover nicely caps one of his early efforts for Charlton. Other artists in this issue include Bob Powell and Maurice Gutwirth. This is number 2 of 9 This Magazine Is Haunted issues with Ditko art and/or covers.
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Ditko cover pencils and inks = ***
"3-D Disaster, Doom, Death" Ditko story pencils and inks 7 pages = **
"Triple Header" Ditko story pencils and inks 2 pages = ***
"The Night People" Ditko story pencils and inks 4 pages = **

Steve Ditko
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