Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Steve Ditko Cover of the Week: Tales to Astonish #2

First, let me say just how much I love this UFO. I think that if the 60s Batman were to design a flying saucer, it would look just like this one - but a bit more black. I also love how the bright yellow glow is contrasted with the dreary 'Atlas grey' of the skyline in the background. The main figure's pose is great - just a typical Ditko everyman startled, yet intrigued by what he sees before him. The fact that the alien is left as a shadowy figure makes it even more compelling - no BEM here. This truly is a beautifully designed cover.

2 comments:

Joe Blow said...

Ditko rules!

Scott M said...

He certainly does.