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Strange Suspense: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 1

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  • Strange Suspense: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 1
  • Strange Suspense: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 1
  • Strange Suspense: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 1
  • Strange Suspense: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 1
  • Strange Suspense: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 1

Strange Suspense: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 1

238-Pages!

Before the Amazing Spider-Man and mysterious Dr. Strange, the legendary comic book artist Steve Ditko was conjuring all manners of horrors at his drawing table. In his first two years in the industry (1953 and1954), Ditko drew tales of macabre suspense that were not yet hobbled by the Comics Code Authority. These stories featured graphic bloodshed, dismemberment and blood-curdling acid baths as the ugly end to the lives of the dark and twisted inhabitants of Steve Ditko's imagination. Strange Suspense: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 1 features, for the first time, spectacular full-color reprints of every story from those first two years of his career. Beginning with Ditko's very first story to Ditko's short stint in the Joe Simon/Jack Kirby studio, to Ditko's eventual encampment at the Charlton Comics operation in 1954, readers will see the initial works of an artist already at a level of craftsmanship that exceeded most of his peers. The book also features editor Blake Bell's insightful introduction, providing historical background and speaking to Ditko's influence and his unique craft.

"Fantastic... Raw and grotesque and beautifully drawn and presented." -- Dave Gibbons
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Credits

Written by

Various

Art by

Steve Ditko

Genres

Crime
Horror
Supernatural/Occult

About Comic

Page Count

238 Pages

Print Release Date

November 11 2009

Digital Release Date

April 10 2013

Age Rating

15+ Only

Copyright

2009 Blake Bell / Fantagraphics Books.