Dripping With Fear: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 5

Dripping With Fear: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 5

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Dripping With Fear: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 5 features another 200-plus meticulously restored, full-color pages from Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko in his early prime, at the time working in near anonymity for Charlton Comics in the then-popular horror/suspense genre. Comics like Tales of The Mysterious Traveler and This Magazine Is Haunted saw an explosion in Ditkoâ (TM)s ingenuity, as he manipulated the traditional comic-book page layout with masterful results. It was during this time that Ditko and his art-school colleague, the famed fetish artist Eric Stanton, began sharing a studio in Manhattan. The introduction by editor Blake Bell examines Ditkoâ (TM)s stylistic evolution and delves deep into his association with Stanton. Ditkoâ (TM)s secret collaborations with Stanton on his female bondage material remain a highly controversial topic, and Bellâ (TM)s introduction highlights numerous examples that prove the allegedly shy and private Ditko contributed with wild abandon to these risquÃ(c) tales of titillation. This fifth volume stands as the best example yet of the Steve Ditko that would soon begin crafting such iconic classics as Spider-Man and Doctor Strange alongside Stan Lee at Marvel Comics.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 222 pages
  • 184 x 254 x 25.4mm | 819g
  • Seattle, United States
  • English
  • 1 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1606997068
  • 9781606997062
  • 732,637

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Mr. Ditko s idiosyncratic drawings... ooze with dread, terror and mistrust in Dripping With Fear. ... The best of Mr. Ditko s drawings here point to a haunted inner life of cobwebs, cracked windows and stairways to nowhere chiaroscuro not as a technique of art, but as a way of life. --Dana Jennings"
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