Before his seminal work on Spiderman and Dr. Strange, the comic book artist Steve Ditko started out in the 1950's drawing stories for lesser known publishers such as Ajax/Ferrell, Gilmore, Prize, Timor and mostly Charlton Comics.
A new book called Strange Suspense: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 1 collects much of this early work and reprints it nicely.
He certainly had a knack for faces, and for extreme close-ups and under-lighting.
The EC influence is evident, but it was an influence that most of his generation was under at the time, and it seems like he had has own unique and distinct style from the time he picked up his pen.