The Steve Ditko Archives 6

artist: Steve Ditko
series: Outer Limits
volume: 6
publisher: Fantagraphics
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language: English
coloring: full color
pages: 240: Hard Cover

Four years before Steve Ditko began work on the Amazing Spider-Man and Doctor Strange for Marvel Comics, he was already at the peak of his career as an artist. And virtually no one knew it. Outer Limits: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 6 features more than 200 meticulously restored, full-color pages of Ditko in his early prime, working in near anonymity for Charlton Comics. This volume’s stories of suspense and mystery are, thanks to the inspiration Ditko took from comics related to space travel, heavily weighted to the science fiction genre. Ditko rocketed into the vast outer reaches of the universe to craft tales that tapped into the fears and aspirations of middle America coming to terms with the Cold War and the beginning of the space race with Soviet Russia. Includes an introduction by series editor Blake Bell, who examines Ditko’s stylistic evolution as well as a meticulous documentation of the moment when Stan Lee calls Ditko back to Marvel to begin the Silver Age of Marvel Comics.

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