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The Steve Ditko Archives, Volume 3: Mysterious Traveler (The Steve Ditko Archives #3)

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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 Mysteriou
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 28th 2012 by Fantagraphics
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David
Jan 09, 2012 David rated it it was amazing
I was quite disappointed with the first volume of this series. The stories in that first volume really didn't look like Ditko's trademark style until the very end of that volume. I can't speak for the second volume as I've yet to pick it up.

But this book here just might be some of the best Ditko work I've ever seen! And I've read quite a bit of his work. I've read virtually everything he's done for Marvel, DC and Charlton.

By this third volume of the Ditko Archives, he's found his style and it'
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May 04, 2016 Neven rated it liked it
Historically significant and often masterful of the comic form, but even compared to its contemporaries (The Twilight Zone, EC Comics) it's often quite subpar. Promising openings turn out to be plotted and premised very disappointingly.
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Stephen J. "Steve" Ditko is an American comic book artist and writer best known as the co-creator of the Marvel Comics heroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange.

He was inducted into the comics industry's Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1990, and into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994.
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The Steve Ditko Archives (5 books)
  • The Steve Ditko Archives, Volume 1: Strange Suspense
  • The Steve Ditko Archives, Volume 2: Unexplored Worlds
  • The Steve Ditko Archives, Volume 4: Impossible Tales
  • The Steve Ditko Archives, Volume 5: Dripping with Fear

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