- Full Description
More than 200 meticulously restored, full-color comics pages by Ditko in his early prime, all pre-Marvel Comics. Along with suspense and mystery stories, there's quintessential space travel epics. Ditko rocketed into the vast outer reaches of the universe to craft tales that tapped into the fears and aspirations of middle America coming to terms with the Cold War and the beginning of the space race with Soviet Russia. All from the Charlton group, from titles like Space Adventures, Outer Space, Black Fury, Unusual Tales...
We're also treated to several fun western stories, a genre we rarely see Ditko tackling. We also have stories here from Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds and Black Jack. But the emphasis is on sci-fi, as at least nineteen of the stories offer us Ditko's science fiction at its most innovative.
Blake Bell provides the introduction, with a rare picture of Ditko in his studio. Bell describes how this represents the closing of Ditko's first wild burst of creativity, which within six months would find him at Marvel, energized by Stan Lee's creative relationship and bold new titles to work on.
- Additional Information
Item Code SRA06H Publisher Fantagraphics Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9781606999165 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 216pg Color Full Color