Most of the work he did for Charlton in the 1980s was very different from the kinds of things he had illustrated earlier in his career. Gone was the detail and the obvious expenditure of great labor into his pages. He still showed a definite brilliance for layout and continuity, but he was just doing a draftsman's job at this point and, to me, the heart was not there.
He could still shine brilliantly when he wanted to, but by and large this was just work to pay the bills, and you don't see much in the way of inspiration in the artwork that he did for Charlton during this stretch.
Still, it's Ditko, and just about anything he did is worth looking at, and worth having in my collection.
|This book just has a Ditko cover, with no accompanying story by him.|
|Reminiscent of the kind of monster Ditko would cook up for Goodman in the old days at pre-hero Marvel.|
|And occasionally the kind of thing that reminded me of the work of Ditko's youth.|