Friday, January 8, 2010

Diggin Ditko: "Shadow Doom!"

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! "Shadow Doom!" That title sounds kinda like it would come from an issue of one of Charlton's mystery/horror mags, doesn't it? Or maybe a title to a Ditko-illustrated/Archie Goowin penned tale for a Warren mag? Well, it ain't! Believe it or not, it is the title of a Goodwin/Ditko collaboration, but this one is actually a Captain Marvel story from Marvel Spotlight Vol. 2, #4 (October 1979)! Goodwin delivers a good morality story in the Star Trek vein, but Ditko, as usual, steals the day by showing us what we'd been wondering about for years. How would Marvel's Space-Born Superhero look under the artistic styling of the the illustrator of Charlton's Captain Atom? Like this!


2 comments:

  1. Wow, it's nice to see Ditko still inking his own stuff as late as 1979. Looks great. I had no idea this existed.

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  2. Haven't read this one in years. Growing up, I wasn't much of a fan of Ditko's later Marvel work. But his work on Rom changed that for me. I'll have to pull this one out for a read sometime soon.

    Andrew
    ComicsBronzeAge.com

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