Sunday, August 1, 2010
DITKOMANIA #80 is out! Steve Ditko's 1980s Marvel work
Hey, gang! I also have written another of my DITKOTOMY columns for DITKOMANIA#80, which appropriately focuses on Steve Ditko's '80s Marvel output. My column this time focuses on Ditko's collaborations with writer Bill Mantlo on such features as Captain Universe, ROM: Spaceknight, Micronauts, and The Incredible Hulk. It's an underrated working relationship that produced what looking back was Ditko's last hurrah as a mainstream comic book artist. Info on ordering it is right here!
It's a very thick issue, filled with insightful essays on books such as Captain Marvel, the great short-lived series Machine Man, and The Shroud from that Marvel Premiere magazine. My pal Javier Hernandez illustrated my column with a ROM pin-up. He makes his debut as a writer in DM#81 with a column called DITKO BY DESIGN.
But that's next time: grab DM#80 today!