It’s the first day of October, time to kick things in to high gear!
I was trying like crazy to get reviews done of DC’s Mysteries in Space Fireside anthology and Rocket Raccoon’s 1985 mini-series before September ended, but everything just kept holding me back. Rest assured though, unlike last year, November and December will be very busy months (especially the former). Besides, after covering Green Lantern, Captain Mar-Vell, Guardians of the Galaxy and Fantastic Four, it’ll be nice to post something not related to space for the first time in months!
Here’s a moody little Ditko yarn filled with all the perfect ingredients for this month; a grimy old castle, a genius tampering with forces man must leave alone, lightning, dark shadows and things that live but should not. It’s also interesting how this story, credited only to Ditko (although the dialogue is obviously not by him) reflects his Objectivist themes of absolute Good and absolute Evil in its two opposing sculptures; themes he would beat to death in Blue Beetle and Mr. A, and in one Blue Beetle story that featured sculptures (and a cameo by the Question!):