Examining the solo adventures of everyone’s favourite duo, Blue Beetle and Booster Gold.
When faced with the challenge of horror comics, Stan Lee faced it head on, and recruited the talents of his artistic staff to come up with stories that, while not necessarily as creepy and scary as EC books, still managed to pull off a bit of weirdness.
So are there any redeeming qualities to a book like Marvel Comics Presents? In the 54th issue, I’d say no, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some inherent value.
Ever wonder what Steve Ditko got up to before co-creating Spider-Man? Find out in Ditko’s Shorts, a compilation of classic Ditko strips!
Ditko’s Shorts is a fun and incredibly fascinating compilation of short comics one, two, and three pages in length. Only a brilliant master could tell a dramatic, compelling tale in such compact form. You’ll thrill as Ditko walks this exciting high-wire act without a net! The genres show the artist’s great range. There’s horror, fantasy, science fiction, western, and even humorous stories. Taken from rare comic books from a who’s who of publishers, all the comics are meticulously restored and printed in a beautiful, large-format book. Insightful introductions by punk rocker and comics historian Fester Faceplant and Eisner Award-winner Craig Yoe.
The elephant in the room that can’t be avoided, however, is a perhaps unavoidable by-product of Stan’s skill at self-promotion, and that is the extent to which he deserves credit for many of the characters, titles and concepts that he is so associated with.