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Impossible Tales: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol.4 (Steve Ditko Archives (Fantagraphics)) Hardcover – 28 Nov 2013

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: FANTAGRAPHICS (28 Nov. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606996401
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606996409
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 2.5 x 25.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 252,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Greywolf TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 1 Aug. 2015
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I love these volumes of Ditko reprints, lovingly put together by Blake Bell, who is obviously also a huge fan of Steve Ditko's work. Long-time comic book fans will know that Steve Ditko is the famously reclusive New York-based artist who co-created Spider-Man and Dr. Strange for Marvel, then created a group of lesser-known heroes for Charlton, including the Blue Beetle, Captain Atom and The Question. These three were the inspiration behind Alan Moore's Watchmen.
Those who are not acquainted with Ditko's work should be warned that it is not to everyone's taste. He has a very individualistic, instantly recognisable style. I first came across it in the very early 60s, when he was drawing short monster and ghost stories for Marvel. The stories collected here are of the same type, though produced a few years earlier, in 1957, and with added sci-fi, time travel and other genres. The characteristic art style is already fully formed and executed with great flair. Intriguingly, there are a couple of stories featuring groups of characters described as mutants, gifted with a variety of super-powers. Did Ditko perhaps suggest this to Stan Lee at Marvel as an origin for a group of heroes? Did Lee then pass this on to Jack Kirby, leading to the creation of the X-Men?
Impossible Tales runs to 240 pages of beautifully reproduced art, scanned from the original comics and digitally enhanced. The end result is a quality of reproduction we comic readers of the day could only dream of. If only Ditko's Marvel work could be done in this way instead of the awful garish recolouring Marvel seems to like so much. Congratulations to Blake Bell and Fantagraphics Books for doing such a great job on this excellent series.
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HASH(0x9bfbb8b8) out of 5 stars The "impossible" Ditko 23 Jan. 2014
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Steve Ditko is one of the most provocative artists of comics and this compilation album gathers stories to prove it. This volume brings a story that was incomplete in Volume 3 (The Menace of Maple Leaves) and, like the rest of the collection is very well edited, with an introduction by Blake Bell brings the context of this phase. I like the elegance of the trace of Ditko and their frames, assembly of pages and narrative rhythm and I believe that those who read this book will agree with me.
HASH(0x9c660924) out of 5 stars More pre-Marvel Ditko rarities 30 Sept. 2014
By Hwy61Joe - Published on Amazon.com
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I continue to really enjoy this series collecting Ditko's early, pre-Marvel comic work. Most stories in this collection are very short (4 to 6 pages or so). I find it interesting to see Ditko's visual storytelling techniques and decisions grow as an artist. I've considered myself a HUGE Ditko fan for years and it's great to have these collections of stories I didn't even know existed!
HASH(0x9cd32d20) out of 5 stars Steve Dikto is by far one of the most prolific ... 18 Mar. 2015
By Robert Di Nunzio - Published on Amazon.com
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Steve Dikto is by far one of the most prolific artists I have ever see his art can be applied to so many situations and plots, they never lose their attraction and power. What can I say more this book is a must have for any fantasy and sci-fi fan.
HASH(0x9ceab2d0) out of 5 stars Ditko's work is always worthwhile 19 Nov. 2015
By Bill - Published on Amazon.com
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Early Steve Ditko in a durable form, much less expensive than collecting the comics.
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By mary paquette - Published on Amazon.com
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gift for son , that I saw on his wish list, he like comics and grafic novels he said just what he wanted
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