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Out of This World v2 #5 - Steve Ditko art & cover

Steve Ditko
Out of This World v2 #5, 1957 - Steve Ditko’s splendid underwater-themed cover leads into no less than four stories by the artist. The first two (about a sea serpent and a lonesome stranger, respectively) are drawn with thicker strokes and shadows. Certain panels lack much needed detail. A South American madman is the subject of the next tale, where timing and layout play a more integral part. The issue culminates with his final tale, "The Man Who Stepped Out of a Cloud". Here, Ditko contrasts the rural countryside against wondrous alien landscapes. His skillful drawings mark this as his best work of the entire issue. "The Thing from Below" was later reprinted in Monster Hunters #14. This is number 3 of 11 Out of This World issues with Ditko art and/or covers.
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Ditko cover pencils and inks = ***
"The Thing From Below" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = **
"The Night They Learned the Truth" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = **
"I Made a Volcano" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
"The Man Who Stepped Out of a Cloud" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***


Steve Ditko
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