December 23, 2011

Upcoming Ditko - #16 SIXTEEN

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Next new Steve Ditko comic on the schedule from Ditko and Robin Snyder is #16 SIXTEEN, with The Madman returning and various other regulars from the previous comics in the series.

As usual, updates and ordering information will be available over here, along with info on the many other Ditko books in print. Retailers should contact Robin Snyder for discounts on wholesale purchases of the whole line.

December 22, 2011

New Ditko - A DITKO #15

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Ditko's latest all-new 32-page comic, A DITKO #15, is now available.  The !? returns, plus The Cape, The Distorter, E(e) and I(I) and various single page comics.

As usual, all the new books and various other Ditko publications are available directly from Robin Snyder, details here, and the new book should be available from retailers who order from Snyder now or in the near future (interested retailers should contact Snyder for terms, which are probably better than you get for similar comics from your main distributor). For those who usually buy from me, you can order the single comic with various shipping options from this page, or contact me (kirbyweblog at gmail dot com) if you want to order it with any of the other books.

December 5, 2011

Unusual Tales - The Strange Silence

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"Unusual Tales", a series presenting Steve Ditko's comics from 1957 to 1959 that are in the public domain.

"The Strange Silence" is a 4-page story from St. John's DO YOU BELIEVE IN NIGHTMARES #1 [1957]. A fairly low-key crime drama morality play, a few good Ditko panels you might be able to make out through the horrid printing.

One of five Ditko stories in this unusual book, his only work published by St. John.  Here are the other four:
"Nightmare"
"The Somnambulist"
"You Can Make Me Fly"
"The Man Who Crashed Into Another Era"

And the cover is among those posted here

But before the story, some links:
Over two dozen publications in print
Back issues and subscriptions available
CREEPER hardcover available from DC
Scans in this series generally adapted to my personal tastes from those copies

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Unusual Tales - Stowaway

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"Unusual Tales", a series presenting Steve Ditko's comics from 1957 to 1959 that are in the public domain.

"Stowaway" is a 5-page story from Charlton's MYSTERIES OF UNEXPLORED WORLDS #5 [1957]. A short tale in the vein of many mid-century boys adventure science fiction short stories, with a young boy sneaking aboard a space ship and finding some adventure on the way.  Couple of really good Ditko images of the boy floating in space, you can see the action anatomy that would become a signature of his super-hero storytelling in a few years.

But before the story, some links:
Hundreds of pages of new Ditko in the last few years
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
Most recent issue #86 available
Releases back to 2005 listed
Scans in this series generally adapted to my personal tastes from those copies

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December 4, 2011

Unusual Tales - A Dreamer's World

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"Unusual Tales", a series presenting Steve Ditko's comics from 1957 to 1959 that are in the public domain.

"A Dreamer's World" is a 6-page story from Charlton's MYSTERIES OF UNEXPLORED WORLDS #5 [1957]. An enjoyable little early space age story about some fanciful mysteries beyond the final frontier, I like the musical notes in one panel, and an evil space nazi getting clocked on the jaw is always worth reading.

But before the story, some links:
Over two dozen publications in print
Back issues and subscriptions available
DITKO OMNIBUS v2 from DC featuring Starman out soon
Download public domain comics, likely including the one this story is from
Scans in this series generally adapted to my personal tastes from those copies

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Unusual Tales - The Scar

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"Unusual Tales", a series presenting Steve Ditko's comics from 1957 to 1959 that are in the public domain.

"The Scar" is a 5-page story from Charlton's STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES #34 [1957]. The story is a sort of Poe-inspired guilty conscience story, set in the business world, and there are a lot of clever visuals by Ditko to make it stand out, especially the splash panel and the one I've highlighted to the right.

And the name of the lead character is interesting, to say the least.

But before the story, some links:
Back issues and subscriptions available
CREEPER hardcover available from DC
Scans in this series generally adapted to my personal tastes from those copies

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