Thursday, July 29, 2010

Steve Ditko's First Changing Man (1960)

Steve Ditko’s Shade: The Changing Man debuted in 1977 from DC Comics, with story and art by Ditko, and dialogue by Michael Fleisher. Many creators have recycled old ideas more than once, and we can’t help but wonder if Ditko recalled this old story he did for Marvel when he came up with the initial concept for Shade.


Tales of Suspense #8 (March 1960), © Marvel Comics
Art by Steve Ditko

Presented below is a mash-up of what a Changing Man book might have looked like if it came out from DC during the early 60’s.

Shade: The Changing Man © DC Comics

…And once again, The Atomic Surgeons step back into the Time Bubble…