I recently came to the conclusion that I love a lot of Steve Ditko creations, but I do not particularly care for the work of Steve Ditko. He’s a creative mind who has created a lot of characters that I unabashedly love like The Question, Creeper, Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, and of course, Blue Beetle. But usually, those characters were better handled by other creators, and quite frankly, better drawn. It’s not like I hate Ditko’s work, I just prefer others over his. That certainly doesn’t take away from his contributions of course. Just look at Spider-Man. He created him, but other creators like certainly took and expanded what he did and made it better, like John Romita, and Gerry Conway, for sure, though.
So anyway, The Question. I recently purchased the trades collecting the 80s Question series for a pretty decent price. Well, almost. Volumes 2-6, I was able to pick up for about 6 bucks a pop. Volume 1, however, I have not been able to find for less than 100 dollars. Needless to say, I haven’t bought that one yet. If anyone out there in internetland finds a good price on it, let me know.
All said, I wanted to draw The Question. I wanted to try a limited palette when coloring it, but, I can’t leave well enough alone, so here’s an alternate color take on it.