The Steve Ditko Archives #6 - Outer Limits
(April 2016)

Fantagraphics, 2009 Series
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Volume
6
Price
39.99 USD
Pages
240
On-sale Date
2016-04-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
Brand
FB
ISBN
978-1-60699-916-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781606999165 53999
Editing
Blake Bell (editor)

Outer Limits (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

Ditko Gets the Call (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Blake Bell
Pencils
Steve Ditko (illustrations); ? (photograph)
Inks
Steve Ditko (illustrations); ? (photograph)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Steve Ditko (photograph)

The Great Martian Drought (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Letters
?; typeset

Job Number
3948
Genre
science fiction

Indexer Notes

First page of the story, shot from silverplate.

The Time Chamber (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
4006
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Leo Lander; Dr. Pharis; Janice; Mr. Reynolds
Synopsis
Dr. Pharis' assistant uses his time machine to travel in time and get his hands on his inheritance.
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Repair Stop (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
4009
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Kolar; Hargraves
Synopsis
Aliens making a pit stop for repairs leave behind a welcome gift.
Reprints

The Great Escape (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S 4037
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jack Lawson; Balarites; Margaret Lawson
Synopsis
At his lakeside cabin, Jack finds a meteorite.
Reprints
Keywords
Lake Superior

The House That Cheered Up (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S4113
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Alvin Loomis; Mary Loomis
Synopsis
A run-down house cheers up a couple and vice versa.
Reprints
Keywords
Jewel Publishing Co.

The First Satellite (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
4115
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Crandor
Synopsis
After finally defeating the warlike Earthlings, the Venusians send a device to monitor them.
Reprints

The Hammer of Thor (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
4238
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor
Synopsis
Young weakling Thor finds a mysterious hammer that grants supernatural powers.
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The Perfect Forecaster (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S4239
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Roy Vance; Dorothy Tracy; John Tracy; Ned Stamper
Synopsis
Dorothy can forecast the weather perfectly.
Reprints

The Canyon of the Little Horses (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
4253
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jack Tooker; Chief Supai Smiley
Synopsis
In a secret canyon, horses live the size of rabbits.
Reprints

The Son of Black Fury (Table of Contents: 12)

Black Fury / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
4254
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Black Fury; Pedro Velasquez
Synopsis
One of Fury's young colts breaks a leg and is nursed by an old man.
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Fatal Rendezvous! (Table of Contents: 13)

Black Fury / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
4257
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jeff Durkin; Black Fury
Synopsis
Gun runner Durkin is stranded in the scorching desert.
Reprints

Misfits (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
4270
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sagor
Synopsis
Alien scientist Sagor creates a couple of mutates, but they are deemed too ugly to stay and are banished to a far away planet.
Reprints

Giant from the Unknown (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
science fiction
Characters
John Grainey; Dr. Clay Robbins
Synopsis
Farmer Grainey is laughed at when he reports finding a giant on his property.
Reprints

The Greater Life (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
4339
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Walt; Dr. Morgan; Helen
Synopsis
After awaking from a three-month coma, Walt finds things have changed.
Reprints

The Strange Asteroid (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
4340
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Professor Dickson; Mr. Kane
Synopsis
A strange asteroid is captured in space but transforms into a dragon when it enters Earth's atmosphere.
Reprints

Ten Billion B.C. (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Accra; Adolph Hitler (Cameo)
Synopsis
Accra isn't happy with utopia and ends up destroying the entire solar system.
Reprints

Return From Saturn (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
4357
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A team is sent from Earth to Venus to determine whether or not it is worth launching an invasion.
Reprints

A Visit to Planet 3 (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S 4429
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Xerxku; Zenter; Myra
Synopsis
Two visiting aliens find that on Earth they are invisible.
Reprints

The Men From Hsin-Chiu (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S 4430
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Yang
Synopsis
A teacher explains to his pupils why Chinese are different from other Earthlings.
Reprints

Menace from the Moon (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S4431
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ongar; Lozan
Synopsis
The civilization living on the Moon attacks the only advanced civilization in Earth... Atlantis.
Reprints

The Greater Jovians (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S4440
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Osag; Targo
Synopsis
On Jupiter, food has run out and the two races work together to find a solution.
Reprints

The Wrong Planet (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
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?
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Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S4441
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rogul; Professor Duncan
Synopsis
A visitor finds himself misunderstood on Earth.
Reprints

The Mountain That Was (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S4442
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hanson; Lewis
Synopsis
Mountaineers on Mt. Everest encounter strange beings.
Reprints

Horse Hunter's Bait (Table of Contents: 26)

Rocky Lane's Black Jack / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S4461
Genre
animal; western-frontier
Characters
Black Jack; Elkins; Josh
Synopsis
Black Jack leads hunters to an injured man.
Reprints

Storm's Warning (Table of Contents: 27)

Rocky Lane's Black Jack / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S4462
Genre
animal; western-frontier
Characters
Black Jack; Jed Ellis; Johnny Ellis; Mary Ellis
Synopsis
Jack warns a family about an oncoming twister.
Reprints

Oggo the Thinker (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed as J. Kodti)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed as J. Kodti)
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S4524
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Oggo
Synopsis
Oggo was millennia ahead of his times.
Reprints

Far Away Voices (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S 4525
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Professor Haines; Dr. Jordan; Oliver; Dr. La Blanc
Synopsis
A professor develops a hearing aid that tunes in to an alien invasion force.
Reprints

The Hostile Planet (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S 4580
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Vegar
Synopsis
Neptunians visit Earth, but are repulsed by our warlike attitude.
Reprints
Keywords
Hiroshima; Revolutionary War

They Must Be Like Us (Table of Contents: 31)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S 4582
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Professor van Bruck; Paul; Prince (dog)
Synopsis
A professor and his student come across an alien landing party. But the aliens do not appear as they had expected.
Reprints

The Moon Snatchers (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed as Space Mann)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed as Space Mann)
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S4697
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Chief Astronomer Harley; Bill Corwin
Synopsis
The Moon is drawn from its orbit towards Venus
Reprints

Trail Pard (Table of Contents: 33)

Rocky Lane's Black Jack / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed as J. Kotdi)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed as J. Kotdi)
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S 4705
Genre
animal; western-frontier
Characters
Black Fury; Tony Cato; Mike; Al O'Neil; Bo Axon; Leo Kraig
Synopsis
Black Fury comes to the aid of a mail carrier.
Reprints

The Juggernauts of Jupiter (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
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?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino ?

Job Number
S4714
Genre
science fiction
Characters
All Highest; Handus; Almyra; Kalzar
Synopsis
The warlike Neptunians wish to conquer the peaceful Jovians, but one of their scientist tries to warn them.
Reprints

The Phantom Spring (Table of Contents: 35)

Rocky Lane's Black Jack / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
animal; western-frontier
Characters
Black Jack; Jess Aker; Kinney; Blades
Synopsis
Gold miner Aker is lost in the desert.
Reprints

The Merciless Mesa (Table of Contents: 36)

Rocky Lane's Black Jack / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S 4720
Genre
western-frontier; animal
Characters
Eph McHale; Mike Gomez; Black Jack; Rocky Lane
Synopsis
Black Jack helps McHale make a man out of himself.
Reprints

The Last Waterhole (Table of Contents: 37)

Rocky Lane's Black Jack / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
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?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S 4784
Genre
western-frontier; animal
Characters
Ollie; Ben Ringer; Black Jack
Synopsis
Jack encounters two owlhoots.
Reprints

A Lost Dimension (Table of Contents: 38)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S 4803
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Fagol; Willie Keggs
Synopsis
Only halfwit Willie is dumb enough to try out Dr. Fagol's machine.
Reprints

Automata Ultima (Table of Contents: 39)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
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?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S 4813
Genre
science fiction
Characters
John Robinson
Synopsis
Will Robinson be the last human left on Earth?
Reprints

The Mirror (Table of Contents: 40)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
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?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S 4841
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Perer Festro; Mr. Bowen; Mr. Carrol; Madame Ranier
Synopsis
A magic mirror convinces landlord Peter Festro to change his ways.
Reprints

The Silver-Tip Outlaw (Table of Contents: 41)

Rocky Lane's Black Jack / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S4906
Genre
animal; western-frontier
Characters
Black Jack
Synopsis
Jack has to defend his herd from a grizzly bear.
Reprints

Custer's Last Stand (Table of Contents: 42)

Cheyenne Kid / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
General Custer
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

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Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed as J. Kotdi)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed as J. Kotdi)
Colors
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed as J. Kodti)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed as J. Kodti)
Colors
?

Genre
science fiction
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[Out of This World #11 Original Art] (Table of Contents: 45)

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Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed as J. Kodti)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed as J. Kodti)

Genre
science fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
science fiction
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[Outer Space #21 Original Art] (Table of Contents: 47)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)

Genre
science fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48)

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Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense; science fiction
Reprints
Keywords
occult

The Little Things (Table of Contents: 49)

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Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Outer Limits
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. Ditko Gets the Call
  4. 3. The Great Martian Drought
  5. 4. The Time Chamber
  6. 5. Repair Stop
  7. 6. The Great Escape
  8. 7. The House That Cheered Up
  9. 8. The First Satellite
  10. 9. The Hammer of Thor
  11. 10. The Perfect Forecaster
  12. 11. The Canyon of the Little Horses
  13. 12. The Son of Black Fury
    Black Fury
  14. 13. Fatal Rendezvous!
    Black Fury
  15. 14. Misfits
  16. 15. Giant from the Unknown
  17. 16. The Greater Life
  18. 17. The Strange Asteroid
  19. 18. Ten Billion B.C.
  20. 19. Return From Saturn
  21. 20. A Visit to Planet 3
  22. 21. The Men From Hsin-Chiu
  23. 22. Menace from the Moon
  24. 23. The Greater Jovians
  25. 24. The Wrong Planet
  26. 25. The Mountain That Was
  27. 26. Horse Hunter's Bait
    Rocky Lane's Black Jack
  28. 27. Storm's Warning
    Rocky Lane's Black Jack
  29. 28. Oggo the Thinker
  30. 29. Far Away Voices
  31. 30. The Hostile Planet
  32. 31. They Must Be Like Us
  33. 32. The Moon Snatchers
  34. 33. Trail Pard
    Rocky Lane's Black Jack
  35. 34. The Juggernauts of Jupiter
  36. 35. The Phantom Spring
    Rocky Lane's Black Jack
  37. 36. The Merciless Mesa
    Rocky Lane's Black Jack
  38. 37. The Last Waterhole
    Rocky Lane's Black Jack
  39. 38. A Lost Dimension
  40. 39. Automata Ultima
  41. 40. The Mirror
  42. 41. The Silver-Tip Outlaw
    Rocky Lane's Black Jack
  43. 42. Custer's Last Stand
    Cheyenne Kid
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
  46. 45. [Out of This World #11 Original Art]
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
  48. 47. [Outer Space #21 Original Art]
  49. 48. [no title indexed]
  50. 49. The Little Things
  51. 50. [no title indexed]
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