A gigantic feast for your Eye of Agamotto…
Marvel’s solicitations are out Thursday and there’s a gigantic treat in there for fans of fantastical art — the Ditko Is… Strange! King-Size hardcover.
What, pray tell, is a King-Size hardcover? Well, Marvel has been taking a page out of IDW’s book of late and producing massive volumes reprinting the work of (mostly) Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko at roughly the size of original art pages.
Unlike IDW’s Artist’s Editions, however, which replicate said original art at the pencil or ink stages, these King-Size editions present the stories as originally published.
So if you’ve ever wanted to experience Ditko’s mind-blowingly colorful Dr. Strange stories at as big a size as you’ll likely ever see, this one’s for you.
Check out the official solicitation blurb:
DITKO IS… STRANGE! KING-SIZE HC
Written by STAN LEE & STEVE DITKO with DON RICO, ROY THOMAS & DENNIS O’NEIL
Penciled by STEVE DITKO
Cover by STEVE DITKO
Steve Ditko is an inimitable talent dedicated to a singular vision. Steve Ditko is one of the greatest storytellers of all time. Steve Ditko is the visual master who created dimensions beyond imagining and worlds beyond compare. Steve Ditko is strange…Doctor Strange! Dr. Stephen Strange was a world-renowned surgeon until an accident crippled his hands. Broken and destitute, he journeyed to Tibet in search of a legendary healer. There, he found not a man of medicine — but the path to the mystic arts! This King-Size edition presents Steve Ditko and Stan Lee’s complete Doctor Strange stories at a massive size — so big that each page is like falling into another dimension! Lose yourself in the debuts of iconic characters like Baron Mordo, Wong, Eternity, Clea, Dormammu, the Mindless Ones and more! Collecting material from STRANGE TALES (1951) #110-111 and #114-146.
328 PGS./All Ages …$100.00
Trim size: 13-5/8 x 21-1/4
A few thoughts:
— The release date is set for June 10, 2020.
— Keep in mind, the Ditko is… Amazing! volume starring — who else? — Spider-Man is coming in December. (Click here for much more on that.)
— I’m a much bigger Spidey fan than a Dr. Strange fan but I gotta say I think I’m looking forward to seeing this second volume even more than the first. Just imagine this image in enormous scale:
— MARVEL to Release Massive KING-SIZE DITKO SPIDER-MAN Collection. Click here.
— 13 COVERS: A STEVE DITKO Birthday Celebration. Click here.