Saturday, April 27, 2013
GHOST MANOR #2 December 1971
The first story, "It Will Roam Tonight" is a standout. This appears to have been written by Ditko himself, as it is literally overflowing with his Objectivist/Randian philosophy.
The middle story, by Charles Nicholas and Vince Alacsia seems out of place in the context of the Ditko bookends. While not a subpar tale, it doesn't hold the higher standards of the other two.
The final story is downright incredible. Ditko's art is mesmerizing, and effectively (and creepily) conveys the musician's spiral into madness.
How these Ditko stories have yet to see a modern day reprint is beyond me, as they are prime examples of him delivering the goods, and then some--exceeding beyond expectations.