September 28, 2008
Ace Comics Presents #1 
Anyway, a nice little cover by Ditko. I don't recall ever hearing Jack Cole cited as an influence on Ditko, and perhaps he wasn't, but there does seem to be enough of a common ground to make such a link possible. Interestingly, around the same time as this cover would have been done, Ditko drew an unpublished image, perhaps for DC's WHO'S WHO series, featuring Cole's Plastic Man and Woozy Winks.
(see comments for a link to an article by Ron Frantz which gets into the background of Ditko's work for Ace Comics, including this cover)