June 25, 2008

Who's Who - The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #21 [1986]

Another of the four profile pages for this series that Ditko provided, this time he returns to Stalker, the short-lived fantasy character he had done a decade earlier with Paul Levitz and Wallace Wood. Levitz is a contributing writer to the issue, so may have had a hand in the write-up. Wood, of course, was sadly no longer around by then to complete the reunion, so original series editor, and damn fine artist in his own right Joe Orlando provided the inks, and makes me wish that was a combination we'd seen on at least one story.

Great bold central figure, and while the story vignettes are a bit cluttered (and with off-register colour), they nicely capture the fantasy world that the creators had only began to explore when the series was cancelled.



2 comments:

  1. You kind of have to wonder why they gave Stalker a full page in Who's Who, when he had only appeared in that 4 issue series. I think the only time they've ever used him again was in that JSA story a couple of years ago.

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  2. Yeah, it was a bit odd that Stalker even got an entry. Maybe that can be chalked up to either Levitz or Orlando, both execs at DC, having a soft spot for the character.

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