steve ditko

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.

 


Rorschach #1 Kills Steve Ditko &#8211 HIs Alt Version Anyway

Rorschach #1 Kills Steve Ditko – HIs Alt Version Anyway

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.[caption id="attachment_1280403" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Rorschach" #1 opening, DC Comics[/caption]The dead cartoonist's similarity to the myth of Ditko are quite pronounced – reclusive in his later years, hardly went out, drew[...]

Steve Ditko Designed Spider-Man to be Orange and Purple

Steve Ditko Designed 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[...]


Betrayed by Fans The Tragedy of Ditkos Post-Mainstream Work

Betrayed by "Fans"? The Tragedy of Ditko's Post-Mainstream Work

J.WAR writes, "Why do you think [Blue Beetle] didn't sell?", Rich Howell asked Steve Ditko way back in 1968 (1) Ditko's response cut to the heart of the real issue: "I think it would be more interesting and revealing to ask comic readers why they didn't buy it." Poor sales and abruptly canceled titles stalked Ditko throughout[...]


Steve Ditkos Mr. A. Will Be Collected Against His Wishes

Steve Ditko's Mr. A. Will Be Collected Against His Wishes

As BC reporter Joshua Stone sat in on the IDW Artist's Editions & More panel Sunday afternoon at San Diego Comic-Con, I was curious to see what news he'd be reporting on regarding their upcoming offerings.  I'm a fan of the Artist Edition format, and the the top shelf in the corner of my office[...]

Spider-Man 1st Appearance Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 9.2 Hits $598000

Spider-Man 1st Appearance Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 9.2 Hits $598,000

Spider-Man himself is seemingly immune to the natural highs and lows of popularity that virtually every other major character has had over the course of the decades.  Powered by some sort of Steve Ditko and Stan Lee creative radiation with an infinite half-life, the Amazing Spider-Man never, ever goes out of style.That unfailing staying power[...]

Ditko Monsters Holds Up As An Entertaining Compilation Of the Classics

Ditko Monsters Holds Up As An Entertaining Compilation Of the Classics

IDW collects the classic works of Steve Ditko and Joe Gill's Gordo and Konga, compiling them into a double feature graphic novel in stores now.Although lesser known than his contemporary Stan Lee, Ditko made his mark in the industry by taking the “Marvel Method” and elevating the medium into the art form known worldwide[...]



Super Weird Heroes v2.1: Gene Simmons Steve Ditko and Hand Gestures of Power

Super Weird Heroes v2.1: Gene Simmons, Steve Ditko, and Hand Gestures of Power

They're the original masters of memetics.  This is why Thomas Nast had political clout in the 19th Century that the likes of Stephen Colbert or Jon Stewart could never dream of having.  Not only was Nast insightful and clever, but he could make his point with a single image that his readers could readily understand[...]

Marvel Declassified 2: High School Experiments in Radioactivity

Marvel Declassified 2: High School Experiments in Radioactivity

About a year before the debut of Spider-Man by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee in Amazing Fantasy #15, the U.S Atomic Energy Commission and the National Science Foundation sponsored a course for high school students to learn about radiation and its effects on living creatures Equipment including Geiger counters were provided, and high school science[...]

Richard Howell on How He Got a Page of Steve Ditkos Artwork

Richard Howell on How He Got a Page of Steve Ditko's Artwork

Richard Howell, longstanding comic book industry figure, writer, producer and Editor-in-Chief of publisher Claypool Comics, had a story to tell about Steve Ditko And it is making a number of people uneasy.He posted his story publicly on Facebook, writing: Anyone who's attempted to procure original art by Steve Ditko--and succeeded--probably didn't get it directly from him[...]

From Paper Romance to Logan the Loser: 75 Years of Steve Ditko

From Paper Romance to Logan the Loser: 75 Years of Steve Ditko

The Steve Ditko blog, which promotes Ditko's most recent work published with Robin Snyder, has posted two pieces of artwork from the creator, who died this week.The first is the first page of Paper Romance, published in 1953 in Daring Romance, thought to be the first published Steve Ditko comic book story.And the second, Steve[...]

Comics People React to the Death of Steve Ditko

Comics People React to the Death of Steve Ditko

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool was informed that Steve Ditko passed away earlier in the week but that members of his family were not making the news public at the time Later in the night, the news went public anyway, as The Hollywood Reporter received official confirmation from New York police And the comics industry went into shock.The man's[...]

Steve Ditko Illustrious Co-Creator of Spider-Man and Squirrel-Girl Dead at 90

Steve Ditko, Illustrious Co-Creator of Spider-Man and Squirrel-Girl, Dead at 90

Steve Ditko was found dead in his New York City apartment Friday, as first reported by THR, though he is believed to have died days earlier.Beginning his career in 1953, Ditko worked at Marvel during the creative explosion which begat the Marvel Universe as we know it today, co-creating Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and their supporting[...]

Steve Ditko on Collecting His Mr. A Comics in a Trade Paperback

Steve Ditko on Collecting His Mr. A Comics in a Trade Paperback

90-year-old Steve Ditko has never stopped creating comic books And he still does, from his New York studio You can order them from Robin Snyder here, though international distribution can be a bit tricky.So what about collecting them in a more sizeable volume suitable for bookstores and comic stores, surviving the rigours of international distribution? Collecting[...]

Pre-Comics Code Comics Horror: AC Comics April 2018 Solicits

Pre-Comics Code Comics Horror: AC Comics April 2018 Solicits

It includes creators such as Bill Everett, Ross Andru, Steve Ditko, Wally Wood, Joe Kubert, George Tuska, and much more More details below.CRYPT OF HORROR #36 Much of the best artwork on the great Pre-Code horror comics of the 1950’s was produced by art stars who shone in other genres (superheroes, Westerns, War, even love and humor)[...]

Wally Woods Cannon Reprinted by Fantagraphics March 2018 Solicits

Wally Wood's Cannon Reprinted by Fantagraphics March 2018 Solicits

Cannon, and old serial by Wally Wood is being reprinted in a collection for purchase by Fantagraphics in the coming March of 2018. Plus, We Ate Wonderbread is being put out by cartoonist Nicole Hollander. Plus, Mudbite, Land of the Sons, and more. Read more details below. MUDBITE by Dave Cooper $19.99 / HC / 72 pgs / FC / 11.75 x […]

On Way Out Door Brian Michael Bendis Takes A Parting Shot At Marvel Variant Covers

On Way Out Door, Brian Michael Bendis Takes A Parting Shot At Marvel Variant Covers

The latest ancient art getting the variant treatment, for instance, is a set of Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko drawings gracing the covers of Marvel's "t-shirt" variants, prompting awe from some of the creators of the books:https://twitter.com/Doncates/status/931986880526192641It is real life, Donny, but Ditko almost certainly has no idea that Tom Brevoort found that Doctor Strange[...]