Monday, March 25, 2013
Creepy Old Ditko!
Late this summer there's a real treat in stores for all Ditko fans. Dark Horse is collecting in a very affordable package all of Steve Ditko's vintage work for Creepy and Eerie magazines. Creepy Presents Steve Dikto showcases simply outstanding stuff from what I've glimpsed in the past, but I've never seen it all.
This is Ditko's mature style in an arena in which he is relatively unencumbered. His work at Warren has a fantastic wash effect to make it more effective in glorious black and white, transforming this stuff into some of the most handsome that Ditko ever created. With stories by master Archie Goodwin mostly, this is a collection I'm eager to get hold of.
Here is a neat web location with a detailed listing of Ditko's stories for Warren. And here is a link to a scan of the very first of Steve Ditko's Warrenverse stories.
They've got me looking forward to future collections for the work of Reed Crandall, Pat Boyette, Gray Morrow, Tom Sutton and others.