Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Steve Ditko Cover of the Week: Speedball #4

I never read any Speedball during its initial run. I was in high school and likely thought it looked a little silly and juvenile. I was an idiot. I now look for charm whenever I go comic book shopping. I quite like the series as it does capture some of that Marvel Age magic. This cover is also a real throwback as Ditko seems to combining the work he did for Marvel, DC and even Charlton in the 60s here. Sure, there's a lot going on, but I really like a cover that tells a story. As far as late 80s and early 90s Ditko covers go, this one is a keeper.

3 comments:

Deepa Arora said...
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Anonymous said...

I'm with you. I skipped these when I was in high school but have gone back and picked up a few issues of Speedball. Really has that old Amazing SM feel to them, if not quite as sharp.

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Scott M said...

Thanks TN - I am going to try to get more active in 2015. Work has been getting in the way of not working.