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STEVE DITKO ARCHIVES Volume 1 Strange Suspense

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STEVE DITKO ARCHIVES Volume 1 Strange Suspense

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Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. Edited and with an introduction by Blake Bell. This features, for the first time, spectacular full-color reprints of every story from those first two years of his career, 1953-54. Beginning with Ditko's very first story, in Fantastic Fears, to his short stint in the Joe Simon/Jack Kirby studio and appearances in their Black Magic, to Ditko's eventual encampment at Charlton Comics in 1954, readers will see the initial works of an artist already at a level of craftsmanship that exceeded most of his peers. Stories from The Thing, Space Adventures, Racket Squad, Strange Suspense Stories, This Magazine is Haunted...

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This features, for the first time, spectacular full-color reprints of every story from those first two years of his career, 1953-54. Beginning with Ditko's very first story, in Fantastic Fears, to his short stint in the Joe Simon/Jack Kirby studio and appearances in their Black Magic, to Ditko's eventual encampment at Charlton Comics in 1954, readers will see the initial works of an artist already at a level of craftsmanship that exceeded most of his peers. Stories from The Thing, Space Adventures, Racket Squad, Strange Suspense Stories, This Magazine is Haunted...

...From Here to Insanity, and even Daring Love and Blazing Western!

In his first two years in the industry (1953 and 1954), Ditko drew tales of macabre suspense that were not yet hobbled by the imminent Comics Code Authority (adopted in Oct. 1954). These stories featured graphic bloodshed, dismemberment and blood-curdling acid baths as the ugly end to the lives of the dark and twisted inhabitants of Steve Ditko's imagination.

Following up on Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko, Blake Bell's 2008 best-selling critical retrospective of Ditko's career.

The book also features editor Bell's insightful introduction, providing historical background and speaking to Ditko's influence and his unique craft.

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Item Code SRA01
Publisher Fantagraphics
Publish Date 2014
ISBN 9781606997390
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x9
# Pages 238pg
Color Full Color
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