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Steve Ditko, Blake Bell

Mysterious Traveler: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 3

On sale date: May 28, 2012

More great 1950s horror and sci-fi work by one of comics' greatest stylists.
Five years before his breakthrough as the co-creator of Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and other classic super-heroes for Marvel Comics in the early 1960s, Steve Ditko, inspired by the freedom he found at the laissez-faire Charlton Comics, was turning out some of the best work of his career.
Mysterious Traveler, which collects stories from (among others) Tales of the Mysterious Traveler and This Magazine Is Haunted, reprints over 210 full-color pages of Ditko in his early prime. These are stories that have never been properly reprinted until now — thrilling stories of suspense, mystery, haunted houses, and unsuspecting victims.

Our web store won't be receiving any more stock of Mysterious Traveler: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 3, but you may be able to find it from a site like Indiebound or Bookshop, or at your local independent bookstore.


"This exhilarating collection of stories by the comic-book artist who co-created Spider-Man captures all the glorious chills and blood spills from the first two years of his career." — Entertainment Weekly

"Strange Suspense offers page after lurid four-color page of Ditko's weird monsters, rubber-faced crooks, and abstracted landscapes... The book is a white-knuckle trip through Ditko's fevered imagination. [Grade] A-." — The Onion A.V. Club

"Fantastic... Raw and grotesque and beautifully drawn and presented." — Dave Gibbons


7.3" × 10.1"