Truth be told, I don't love all of Ditko's cover for Ghost Manor. Some are inspired and nicely designed but some are just too loose and messy. This cover to Ghost Manor #31 falls into the former category. I just love these tree creatures - somewhat cartoony and yet totally menacing. The whole scene has a 'Lovecraft meets Baum meets Tolkien' vibe to it. If only Charlton had been able to give it the colour treatment it deserves. Obviously, the fine folks in Derby like it, as they recycled it a mere 16 issues later. The cover story "Werewoods" ain't half bad, either.
Groovin' Back In the Summertime: July 1971
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