July 28, 2009

Haunted #12 [1973]

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Ditko draws the 8-page story "Eternal Love" in this 1973 Charlton release. A pretty standard story about a girl who sees a ghost, who turns out to be a man who died in that house 200 years earlier in the arms of his beloved, who happens to have the same name and face as her. Later she meets and falls in love with a boy who seems somewhat familiar. Actually, the story seems to be missing a few bits of explanation, not sure if the reader is just expected to take them for granted given how common the plot is or what.

In any case, it's the Ditko artwork that I'm more interested in here, and it does shine in a few scenes. I especially like the figure of the ghost on the bottom of page six, reaching out and with a single tear. It's also always fun to see Ditko's renditions of the host of this story, the ghostly Imp, who often seems really excited or fascinated by the story he's telling.



July 25, 2009

New Ditko - DITKO PRESENTS

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First sighting of the latest Ditko release, DITKO PRESENTS.  As usual, ordering info direct from co-publisher Robin Snyder is over here, along with the list of other Ditko publications he has available.

July 23, 2009

Upcoming Ditko - S&K reprints

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It's the smallest on many dozen reasons to buy this upcoming book, but among the 480 pages in Titan's THE SIMON AND KIRBY SUPERHEROES in 2010 is a newly coloured reprint of the team's CAPTAIN 3-D #1, which young Steve Ditko assisted on with Mort Meskin. Details here.

July 8, 2009

Upcoming Ditko - PRESENTS update and more

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Courtesy of Robin Snyder, I now have a better look at the cover to the upcoming DITKO PRESENTS, as well as a preview of the cover of the Ditko book to follow, A DITKO ACT TWO. I've also added a few details on some earlier comics Robin has available, including a great book of KONGA reprints.

Details over here, as usual. Retailers are encouraged to contact Robin Snyder for wholesale terms.

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