|Now in stock: Unexplored Worlds: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 2|
|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve Ditko, new releases, Blake Bell||27 Dec 2010 3:12 PM|
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240-page full-color 7.25" x 10" hardcover • $39.99
This is where Steve Ditko became Steve Ditko.
1954 and 1955 were tough years for the fledgling cartoonist: A life-threatening bout with tuberculosis sidelined him for almost a year, and his main client, Charlton Comics, suffered a devastating flood that forced it to shut its doors temporarily. Yet Ditko's enforced time off and subsequent need to seek out new clients (most particularly Marvel Comics, for whom he would go on to create Spider-Man), as well as his stubborn devotion to his craft, brought about an astonishing series of quantum leaps in his work — as displayed in this volume (following the best-selling Strange Suspense: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 1) of more than 200 pages' worth of never-before-collected horror and science-fiction stories from the early career of a comics great. Introduction by series editor Blake Bell.
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