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Unexplored Worlds: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 2 Hardcover – December, 2010
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“Even if you’ve read the first volume [of The Steve Ditko Archives], Unexplored Worlds offers plenty more surprises.... As always, Fantagraphics’ top-notch presentation makes the publisher the go-to stop for comics preservation.” (Rod Lott - Bookgasm)
“Fantastic... Raw and grotesque and beautifully drawn and presented.” (Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen)
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Top Customer Reviews
Similar to EC comics extra, are the post code ditko stories.
Nothing shocking or wild in the stories, and other than a couple of bold artistic masterworks, they are very mundane and downright forgettable.
That being said it provided a modest momentary diversion on occasion. But with the overall cookie cutter short story format I tended to start reading stories twice before I realized I had read them already.
Format wise its excellent, with nice paper(a bit thinner than in vol 1) and great reproductions right from the original comics.
There is a lot of truth in that statement of course -- so much of the inventiveness and wit and art disappeared from comics when the new control mechanisms were in place.However, the opposite is true here -- clearly, Ditko did feel restrained -- but he reacts by producing some clever, thoughtful , reflective artwork for the stories here, to compensate for the limitations placed on him by the comics code and the authors,and the art work is astonishing on every page.
One to buy and value and read again and again. Looking forward to Volume Three for sure.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A nicely designed volume of unfortunately lesser Ditko work, culled from rushed, Comics Code approved titles. Read morePublished on June 7, 2013 by Allen Kracalik
These comics, mostly from 1957, mostly from Ditko's work for Charlton, are plain awful to read for the most part. Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by Michael Grabowski