Eerie #135 (1982)

After writing the other day about Steve Ditko’s work drawing Batman, it put me in the mood to find more Ditko comics. I found one of the nicest collections of Ditko’s work, the all-Ditko issue of the Warren magazine Eerie. Ditko drew horror comics for many years, both before and after his epochal work on Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, and built up his repertoire in such a way as to become a master at them. His mastery is on full display in this magazine.
Collecting ten stories drawn by Ditko from Warren’s golden age of ’65 and ’66, these stories show Ditko as a master of light and shadow, intelligent styling and passionate storytelling. Just look at the depth of the images he shows below and the intelligence of his design. Ditko took some fairly pedestrian stories and turned them into masterworks.
The only flaw in this issue is that only ten of Ditko’s sixteen strips are collected here. Now I have to seek out the comics that contain the other six.

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