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Steve Ditko ( November 2, 1927 – c. June 29, 2018) was an American comic book creator best known as the artist and co-creator, with Stan Lee, of the Marvel Comics superheroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange.  

Strange Tales #97 interior story by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee, featuring Aunt May and Uncle Ben,Marvel 1962.
"Prototype" probably isn't quite the right name for the concept.  It's often just a name, a visual look, or a super-power that was recycled for later use — perhaps sometimes knowingly, perhaps not.  Still, prototypes do have their appeal.  It's another little hook into understanding comics history.  One of the most famous Marvel prototype issues,[...]
Space Adventures #33 featuring the first appearance of Captain Atom, Charlton Comics 1959.
Sounds like a lot of Marvel superhero origins in general, and the creation story of the Incredible Hulk in particular.  But over a year before Marvel would use variations on this theme repeatedly, creators Steve Ditko and Joe Gill would use it to excellent effect in Space Adventures #33, cover-dated March 1960 from Charlton Comics[...]
Steve Ditko's 1945 School Yearbook Up For Auction
Heritage Auctions Sponsored Post Steve Ditko is best known as the artist and co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange Born on November 2nd, 1927 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the son of first-generation American Rusyn immigrants from the former Czechoslovakia, Steve Ditko graduated from Greater Johnstown High School in 1945, before enlisting in the US Army for military[...]
Space Adventures #33 featuring the first appearance of Captain Atom, Charlton Comics 1959.
Sounds like a lot of Marvel superhero origins in general, and the creation story of the Incredible Hulk in particular.  But over a year before Marvel would use variations on this theme repeatedly, creators Steve Ditko and Joe Gill would use it to excellent effect in Space Adventures #33, cover-dated March 1960 from Charlton Comics[...]
Steve Ditko
The late Steve Ditko is best known as co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange But in the decades before his death, he self-published his own comic books, a cottage industry from the streets of Manhattan And amongst a number of Steve Ditko items in the 2021 April 1 – 4 Comics & Comic Art Signature[...]
King In Black
And it brought to light one of the King In Black tie-in series, Symbiote Spider-Man which has rewritten an old forgotten Captain Universe story from the eighties, with the character of Mister E, who fought the portable with a number of black shadowy creatures, now rewritten as an early Knull symbiote. Marvel Spotlight Vol 2 #9[...]
The Ultimate Spider-Man Collection To Be Auctioned For Millions
62-year-old Los Angeles defence attorney Steve Levine has what must be the most comprehensive Spider-Man collection in the world, with a number of unique items, including the high school yearbooks of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and every appearance of Spider-Man in any comic book from 1962 to 2002 And he is selling it all[...]
Dr Manhattan Returns To DC Comics In Rorschach #7
In Rorschach, Myerson is based on Steve Ditko, with a little Alan Moore, creator of the Pontius Pirate character and posing as the new Rorschach – until his death, supposedly attempting political assassination of the new President of the United States. Rorschach #1 by Tom King and Jorge Fornes. The tape played in Rorschach appears to be[...]
Amazing Fantasy #15 Signed By Stan Lee and Steve Ditko To Auction
A copy of the first appearance of Spider-Man, in Amazing Fantasy #15, signed by the character's creators Steve Ditko and Stan Lee With a CGC grade of 5.5, it is being auctioned by Heritage Auctions, as part of their Heritage Auctions, 2021 January 14 – 17 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction – Dallas 7239[...]
Did Steve Ditko Create Venom? Marvel Spotlight #9 Sells $90 On eBay
The comic book by Bill Mantlo and Steve Ditko featured the portable superhero identity of Captain Universe and was titled "The Mystery of Mister E!" The Uni-Power attempts to possess former Captain Universe host Ray Coffin again, but causes a heart attack due to his age Instead, the power goes to his son, Steve Coffin who[...]
Strange Tales Annual #2 Stan Lee Featuring Spider-Man Up For Auction Today
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko all did work on this issue, which also features a Kirby cover with Spider-Man Up for auction today at Heritage Auctions and ending very soon, this copy is a near-perfect copy that features something that sends it into rare air for collectors: Stan Lee signed it Part of[...]
The Insult That Made A Man Out Of Rorschach
And Will Myerson, previously revealed as both the new Rorschach, as a shut-in lonely figure based on Steve Ditko – though Steve Ditko was nothing like this.  Art from Rorschach #2. The apartment and building Myerson lives in resembles that of Steve Ditko, Pontius Pirate being turned into movies resembles the journey of Spider-Man, his desire to[...]
The Biggest, Baddest Spoilers for The Walking Dead #192
Hence why this page from Rorschach #2 below the spoiler image is doing the rounds over the weekend – just like Death Metal #5. Did Rorschach Create A Character Like The Question? (Spoilers) The link in the unauthorised sequel to Watchmen by Tom King and Jorge Fornes, between Rorschach suspect comic book creator Will Myerson has been[...]
How Rorscharch #1 Betrays, then Kills Steve Ditko
Later, it turns out the man is a stand-in for real-life cartoonist Steve Ditko Some readers might say that the book betrays, then kills Steve Ditko. "Rorschach" #1 opening, DC Comics The dead cartoonist's similarity to the myth of Ditko are quite pronounced – reclusive in his later years, hardly went out, drew his own increasingly incomprehensible[...]
Steve Ditko Wanted Spider-Man to be Orange and Purple
When Jonathan Ross talked with Forbidden Planet about his In Search Of Steve Ditko BBC documentary, Ross revealed one Spider-Man snippet from when he talked to the late Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko that, as far as I can tell has never been shared by anyone before So I thought I'd share it Ross tells us; "I said[...]