Okay, I see a lot of books and comics passing my desk every week but ye gods this stood out – pre comic code Steve Ditko. Let me just say that again: STEVE DITKO!! The first volume of Fantagraphics’ Strange Suspense: the Steve Ditko Archives goes on sale today, collecting material from the first couple of years of the now legendary comics god’s career; fabulous sci-fi, fatal femmes, lurid horror… And its a lovely looking hardback edition, the sort you give pride of place on your shelves (which is what we normally expect from the folks at Fanta, they know how to give class comics work plenty of love and present it well). And if a glimpse here doesn’t persuade you, let me just say once more STEVE DITKO!!! Fab.
(all artwork by Steve Ditko, published Fantagraphics; top tip: you want to make the comics fiend in your life happy this Christmas then stick this under the tree for them)