Wednesday, August 20, 2014

IDW Announces Ditko Compilation of Short Comics in November


Anyone who's ever touched a comic more than likely knows who Steve Ditko. The legendary creator has spent much of his career offering up art that's nothing short of spectacular. Ditko may be best known as the artist and co-creator of larger-than-life characters like Spider-man and Doctor Strange. His resume never ceases to amaze, and IDW Publishing and Yoe Books continue their incisive look at Steve Ditko’s work with Ditko’s Shorts coming this November.

Craig Yoe exclaims, “To put it short: Steve Ditko is ‘Ditko hands’ down the greatest living artist from main stream comics! His mastery is especially apparent in these amazing short stories where he’s in, he’s out and your mind has just been totally altered!”

Ditko’s Shorts is a fun and incredibly fascinating compilation of short comics one, two and three pages in length, showcasing that only a brilliant master like Ditko could tell such dramatic and compelling tale in such compact form. Taken from rare comic books from a who’s who of publishers, all the short comics collected for this volume have been meticulously restored and printed in a beautiful, large-format book. The genres show Ditko’s great range as he easily navigates horror, fantasy, science fiction, western and even humorous stories. Also not to be missed are the insightful introductions by punk rocker and comics historian Fester Faceplant and Yoe.

“More than just a hat-trick of Spider Man, Dr. Strange, and Mr. A, this collection is a perfect showcase of Ditko’s mastery of any genre he put his stamp on,” said Fester Faceplant.

Ditko’s Shorts hits stores this November for $24.99. It clocks in at 112 pages of 8.5" x 11" size under ISBN: 978-1-63140-153-4. Full press release below.

IDW & Yoe Books Have Ditko’s Shorts! Compilation of Ditko’s Short Comics Coming This November

San Diego, CA (August 19, 2014) – IDW Publishing and Yoe Books continue their incisive look at Steve Ditko’s work with Ditko’s Shorts coming this November.
Craig Yoe exclaims, “To put it short: Steve Ditko is ‘Ditko hands’ down the greatest living artist from main stream comics! His mastery is especially apparent in these amazing short stories where he’s in, he’s out and your mind has just been totally altered!”
Ditko may best known as the artist and co-creator of larger-than-life characters like Spider-Man and Doctor Strange but did you know that he could also work on a smaller (or short) scale and achieve very big results? Ditko’s Shorts is a fun and incredibly fascinating compilation of short comics one, two, and three pages in length, showcasing that only a brilliant master like Ditko could tell such dramatic and compelling tale in such compact form.
Taken from rare comic books from a who’s who of publishers, all the short comics collected for this volume have been meticulously restored and printed in a beautiful, large-format book. The genres show Ditko’s great range as he easily navigates horror, fantasy, science fiction, western, and even humorous stories. This is a snapshot of his career that is not to be missed!
Also not to be missed are the insightful introductions by punk rocker and comics historian Fester Faceplant and Eisner Award-winner Craig Yoe.
“More than just a hat-trick of Spider Man, Dr. Strange, and Mr. A, this collection is a perfect showcase of Ditko’s mastery of any genre he put his stamp on,” said Fester Faceplant.
Coming this November, HC • FC • $24.99 • 112 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-153-4
These Ditko Titles Are Also Being Offered Again! Get them!
  • The Art of Steve Ditko HC • $39.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-631-5
  • The Creativity of Steve Ditko HC • $39.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-276-8
  • Steve Ditko’s Monsters Vol. 1: Gorgo • $34.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-552-3
  • Steve Ditko’s Monsters Vol. 2: Konga • $34.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-598-1

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