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Creepy Presents Steve Ditko

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Making a lasting mark on comics as the co-creator of Spider-Man, Steve Ditko veered away from the mainstream and into darker territories at the end of the sixties, especially with his work in Creepy and Eerie! Warring wizards, paranoid goons, persistent heroes, and otherworldly domains dominate the diverse tales in this handsome collection—with fifteen of the six ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published July 23rd 2013 by Dark Horse Books
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MB Taylor
Aug 26, 2013 MB Taylor rated it liked it
I didn't enjoy this collection of Ditko's work for Warren as much as I thought I would. Partly, it was because I'd read it all fairly recently in the early volumes of the Creepy Archives (vols 2-4) and Eerie Archives (vold 1-2).

But there was more to it that just that.

I'm a big fan of Ditko's pre-superhero (and Dr. Strange) work at Marvel from the 50s and early 60s and I was really expecting similar work in this volume. Unfortunately very little of the art really grabbed me. Many of the stories
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Wayne McCoy
Sep 09, 2013 Wayne McCoy rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
After Steve Ditko and Stan Lee had a falling out over Spider-Man, Steve spent time illustrating stories at Creepy written by Archie Goodwin. In a great introduction by Mark Evanier, he explains that the magazine didn't pay all that great, but they attracted some top talent because the artists wanted to work alongside Archie. I think that's pretty high praise.

All 14 of Steve Ditko's illustrated stories are here. Since the magazine was black and white, that's how these were drawn. Some with pencil
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Dominick
Aug 28, 2013 Dominick rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, comics
I got this for the Ditko art, which is indeed nicely reproduced and includes some good examples of his characteristic flourishes. However, I doubt I'll remember any of the stories (most written by Archie Goodwin) for very long. They're competent enough generic horror and fantasy yarns, but there's little to distinguish them from the bulk of such stuff. They have the requisite (usually predictable) twist endings but rarely offer anything novel or clever to the basic gambits they explore. Their ...more
Artur Coelho
Sep 26, 2013 Artur Coelho rated it liked it
O nome de Steve Ditko na capa promete. Este lendário ilustrador que trouxe o psicadelismo surreal aos comics tem uma iconografia inconfundível e enche as vinhetas com uma imagética onírica que ultrapassa largamente os limites do género. Mas não esperem ver muito disso neste livro. Coligindo histórias ilustradas para as clássicas revistas de horror Creepy e Eerie, mostram o trabalho de um na altura jovem ilustrador que estava a desenvolver o seu estilo individual no meio dos constrangimentos edit ...more
George Isaacs
Nov 03, 2015 George Isaacs rated it really liked it
Used to love Creepy and Eerie magazines back in the day, especially when I came across a story featuring artists I knew from more mainstream comics, stretching their abilities and doing things they couldn't or wouldn't do at the Big Two. Steve Dikto's work was a highlight where ever I came across it, and it's nice to have these volumes focusing on him, Bernie Wrightson, and Alex Toth. The writing on these stories have not stood up to the test of time (there are exceptions on the Wrightson ...more
Robert Hudder
Nov 03, 2015 Robert Hudder rated it really liked it
I remember comics such as House of Mystery and Tales from the Crypt fondly. I am sure I had read an Eerie at some point and time. And this took me back to my childhood and reminded me why I liked them - 6-8 page reads of almost horror, if you thought about it, but mainly kitsch and camp and snark. The same delicious feeling as telling ghost stories that you know aren't true around a campfire. Some times, one ignites your imagination and stick with you long afterwards.

So, I'm letting my kids read
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Erik
Mar 14, 2016 Erik rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics-horror
I’ve never been a big fan of Steve Ditko and this didn’t do much to change that. There’s a good sense of layout and storytelling but the actual art style itself doesn’t do anything for me. The stories themselves are pretty much what you’d expect. There is one about an artist bringing a monster to life through his drawing that’s actually pretty clever, but the rest are just quick horror tales with shocking twists that are usually really predictable
Bryan
Jun 24, 2014 Bryan rated it really liked it
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Ditko's tense, paranoid art style works perfectly for these stories, most of which were written expressly for him to illustrate by Archie Goodwin, another of my very favorite comics pros. They don't deviate too much from the EC-style twist ending template, but they're good fun - and absolutely gorgeous.
Shawn Manning
Apr 19, 2016 Shawn Manning rated it really liked it
Brilliant old school horror comics. The real value here is seeing Ditko do his stuff without any Comic Code restrictions, all in glorious B&W. If you only know his superhero work, you really need to scope this one out.
David
Aug 27, 2013 David rated it liked it
Shelves: comic-books
A small collection of stories from Creepy. I've read all these stories elsewhere within the last few years so I was pretty disappointed with this book. There was nothing new for me to discover. Still there are some terrific tales in a beautiful edition.
Bart Hill
Apr 18, 2015 Bart Hill rated it it was amazing
Very nice collection of all of Ditko's stories that appeared in the black and white issues of Creepy and Eerie magazines.
Linsay Powell
As a story book it's a bit derivative and generic but as a ditko art book it's pretty hard to beat. Especially if you enjoy the colour grey.
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Very old school, I loved it!
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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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