Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Phantom by Ditko/Romita


Here's something one doesn't see just every day. This is, of course, the Phantom, the Ghost Who Walks, from PHANTOM 2040, Marvel's TV tie-in from the mid-nineties. The artist on the book initially was Steve Ditko in what was one of his final regular commercial gigs. The work was sadly not aided by the choice of Bill Reinhold as inker. He's a good inker but it was not really a good fit. This mid-issue 2 page pin-up, however, is gorgeous to my eyes and is credited, for perhaps the first and last time ever to the two original Spider-Man artists--STEVE DITKO AND JOHN ROMITA!

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