What’s in Store: Wood Work

The enduring influence of the late Wallace Wood can’t be overstated. From his work at EC, MAD, Marvel, and beyond, Wood left an indelible mark on American culture that resonates to this day. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery celebrates the legacy of this amazing artist through February 9. Wallace Wood came to prominence with his work…

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Something Digital for Everybody

Make sure those tablets are turned on because we’ve got a wide array of digital releases for you this Wednesday! Collecting the final year of Charles Schulz’s classic strip, The Complete Peanuts Vol. 25 also has a forward by none other than the President of the United States. Rerun become a comic artist, Snoopy’s playing…

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Dripping with Fear: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 5 – Photoset Preview

Praise for previous volumes in The Steve Ditko Archives:

“Even though he’d only been working in comics for a couple of years when he drew these 1956 tales, they already display Ditko’s distinctively cockeyed style and his characteristically powerful compositions. […] As Bell remarks in his insightful introduction, what makes Ditko’s early work notable is ‘the dichotomy between what he was given and what he was able to accomplish.'” – Gordon Flagg, Booklist

“[In] Fantagraphics’ second volume of Ditko’s portfolio… Ditko moves away from gore to short sci-fi tales, yet his grasp at relaying natural character depth and dramatic heft is evident. His zealous work as the exemplar artist for Charlton Comics showcases his ever-blossoming abilities at setting scenes in stark relief to multi-hued characters. […] This collection single-handedly erases memories of Ditko hacking Transformers coloring books during the ’80s. [Rating] 8/10” – Kyle Lemmon, Under the Radar

“Fantastic… Raw and grotesque and beautifully drawn and presented.” – Dave Gibbons

“It’s fascinating to see [Ditko’s] nascent style coalescing as he tackles a variety of material, already starting to work out the design genius that would mark much of his work, including – especially! – Dr. Strange and Spider-Man, for the next 20 years.” – Steven Grant, Comic Book Resources

Dripping with Fear: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 5
edited by Blake Bell

240-page full color 7.25″ x 10″ hardcover
$39.99 | 978-1-60699-706-2

Due to arrive in 2 weeks. Click on thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews, and pre-order your copy here: