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.

 


Dr Manhattan Returns To DC Comics In Rorschach #7

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.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Rorschach #1 by Tom King and Jorge Fornes.[/caption]The tape played in[...]

Amazing Fantasy #15 Signed By Stan Lee and Steve Ditko At Auction

Amazing Fantasy #15 Signed By Stan Lee and Steve Ditko At 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

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 Signed By Stan Lee For Auction Today

Strange Tales Annual #2 Signed By Stan Lee 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 (Spoilers)

The Insult That Made A Man Out Of Rorschach (Spoilers)

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. [caption id="attachment_1296505" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Art from Rorschach #2.[/caption]The apartment and building Myerson lives in resembles that of Steve Ditko, Pontius Pirate being turned into movies resembles the journey of[...]

Did Rorschach Create A Character Like The Question (Spoilers)

Did Rorschach Create A Character Like The Question? (Spoilers)

Hence why this page from Rorschach #2 below the spoiler image is doing the rounds over the weekend - just like Death Metal #5.[caption id="attachment_1042259" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Did Rorschach Create A Character Like The Question? (Spoilers)[/caption]The link in the unauthorised sequel to Watchmen by Tom King and Jorge Fornes, between Rorschach suspect comic book creator[...]

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[...]