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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mighty World of Marvel celebrates the career of Steve Ditko

The latest issue of Panini UK's The Mighty World of Marvel is somewhat special. The 100 page edition has over half of its pages devoted to the work of Steve Ditko, who passed away recently.

Editor Scott Gray has written a 9 page feature on Ditko's life and career, illustrated with many panels by the artist. MWOM had already been reprinting 1960s Doctor Strange strips so there's also the latest episode, which is The Lady From Nowhere by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and George Roussos that originally appeared in Strange Tales No.124. 

There are also several other vintage strips by the artist reprinted, including There'll Be Some Changes Made, which was Steve Ditko's first Marvel work from 1956!

Other Ditko strips in this issue are two more short stories from the early 1960s, and a long-unused Human Torch/Hulk story inked by Karl Kessel.

This issue also includes non-Ditko strips such as the regular ongoing Champions and Guardians of the Galaxy sagas. 

It's a great issue and well worth the paltry £4.50 it'll cost you to own a copy. On sale now in WH Smiths and selected newsagents! 


Scott Gray said...

Hey, thanks for the plug, Lew! Glad you enjoyed the issue!

Lew Stringer said...

My pleasure, Scott. As always, you're doing a great job!

ParryS said...

What Scott said, Lew!

I hope I return home to my subscription copy being in the mailbox. I look forward to each issue of the CEs, but this one I am particularly looking forward to!

There's so much Steve Ditko work out there that I haven't read.


Lew Stringer said...

There are some excellent hardback books out there reprinting Ditko's early (pre-Marvel) work too, Stephen. Lots of the short spooky stories he drew for comics of the 1950s. Excellent stuff.

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