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Marvel's Jack O'Lantern: a study in design


My first encounter with this character was in a 1983 childrens comic, but the design always stuck with me. It was only in recent years that I discovered Steve Ditko was the artist behind it. The millennial redesign of the character just hit toy stores, so I thought I’d compare how Ditko made common concepts his own, versus the uninspired new look:
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