Friday, October 14, 2016

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: Ditko Sees Supernatural Green

Check it out, Groove-ophiles! During the 1970s, Charlton Comics turned Steve Ditko loose on a veritable ton of their horror/mystery titles. Quite often, they'd let him loose on the covers, too! Sterling Steve, being the master of mystery and supernatural that he is, came up with covers that would make dimes veritably leap from a kid's hands. Too many to share in one post, so Ol' Groove has narrowed it down to 13 creepy covers...all featuring gruesome shades of green!


  1. Delightful gallery! Green is certainly the color for weird.

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  2. Groovester you are onto something about "green!" No wonder the Green Captain Marvel was perfect for a more profound superhero??? Did Ditko ever draw the green Marvel? Cheers! CH47

  3. Although Steve Ditko's later Charlton efforts paled in comparison to his Marvel work in the 60s, his covers still displayed his mastery of the form over and over again.



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