Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Mr. L. Dedd the host of Charlton's Silver Age creepy comic Ghostly Tales from the Haunted House is a favorite character here at the Dojo. I've looked over his appearances a few times here and here. Often drawn by Rocke Mastroserio, I long assumed he was designed by Rocke, but new information calls that into question. Nick Caputo, a longtime comics researcher has discovered that Steve Ditko might've actually drawn Mr.Dedd first. Check out Nick's very detailed analysis of the early days of Ghostly Tales. He continues here and completes his overview here.
But even if the illustrious Mr.Ditko did indeed design which is also supported by this evidence, no one drew Dedd better than the Rocke.