Saturday, July 14, 2012

Ditko Evolves

Steve Ditko came up with some stunning cover artwork during his tenure at Marvel Comics. I've always liked the cover to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #23. It was bold and creative in a way that harkened back to the efforts of Jack Cole on his near-genius creation, PLASTIC MAN. Ditko was, in his own style, toying with anatomy and kinetics in a manner that hadn't been effectively executed since Cole's departure from comic books.

This is a scan of my personal copy. Despite the fact that I assembled my collection intentionally as a low-grade affair (so that I could read the darned things without worrying about hurting their "value"), I think I'll upgrade this copy sometime soon.

Ditko channeling Jack Cole.

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