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.

 


Brush Up On Your Vulture And Shocker Knowledge Before Spider-Man: Homecoming

Brush Up On Your Vulture And Shocker Knowledge Before Spider-Man: Homecoming

He was one of the Web-Slinger’s first costumed adversaries, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko themselves The aged villain actually manages to get one over on Spider-Man, and it is up to his own ingenuity and inventiveness to bring down the Vulture One of the best places to find this one would be in[...]

The Secret Origin Of Spider-Mans Friendly Neighborhood

The Secret Origin Of Spider-Man's "Friendly Neighborhood"

One noteworthy early usage in this regard was the mid-1920s newspaper ads of Mutual Groceries, which would grow to include hundreds of stores across the country by the next decade:"Friendly Neighborhood" would spread from there to be used as an advertising term by numerous types of chain businesses — grocery stores, banks, and more —[...]


IDWs Big Damn Book WonderCon Panel

IDW's Big Damn Book WonderCon Panel

It will collect every strip from December 8, 1980, to August 6, 1989.A big get for IDW is a two book, complete collection of Steve Ditko's Mr A It is an authorized released done with Ditko The two books will be hardcover releases, the first coming this October, the second will be next May, and[...]

Doctor Strange Comics Inspire New Concept Hip-Hop EP

Doctor Strange Comics Inspire New Concept Hip-Hop EP

This is not the first time that the mystical creation of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko has inspired musicians Art from Doctor Strange was mixed into the cover of Pink Floyd's second album A Saucerful of Secrets The planets in the dark swash, Living Tribunal top left and Doctor Strange on the far right middle.[...]

Scott Derrickson Has The Eye Of Agamotto

Scott Derrickson Has The Eye Of Agamotto

Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson talks about the visual influences on the film which included the character's creator Steve Ditko, artists M.C Escher, Salvador Dali and German expressionists He also talks about the prop he took home from filming.. the Eye of Agamatto.https://youtu.be/Bvw_XuM0hpc Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson talks about the visual influences on the[...]

Scott Derrickson Talks Doctor Strange Steve Ditko And Benedict Cumberbatch

Scott Derrickson Talks Doctor Strange, Steve Ditko And Benedict Cumberbatch

First up is the film director Scott Derrickson talking about his connection to the source material, the visual look of the film and how it was influenced by Steve Ditko, bringing his own horror sensibilities to the MCU and just what it is like working with Benedict Cumberbatch.Doctor Strange opens November 4th.https://youtu.be/b7WwXCiUvww[...]

Fan Reaction To 15 Minute Doctor Strange Sneak Peek

Fan Reaction To 15 Minute Doctor Strange Sneak Peek

I don't normally see movies on IMAX, but if they really do capture the Steve Ditko style worlds then I may have to change that.https://youtu.be/Ndbn0SN8Tkw Marvel Studios and IMAX recently did a 15 minute sneak peek of Doctor Strange at various theaters around the globe They then asked viewers for their reactions and cut them[...]

Universe Within &#8211 Understanding Doctor Stranges Role In The MCU

Universe Within – Understanding Doctor Strange's Role In The MCU

In the piece below Kevin Feige, Scott Derrickson and Benedict Cumberbatch gives us an idea of how the Sorcerer Supreme fits into the MCU and how they are trying to translate the work of Steve Ditko onto the big screen.Doctor Strange opens November 4th.https://youtu.be/RUo4GQsnkHc Marvel has just released a new featurette for their upcoming film[...]


Doctor Stranges Origin As Done By Paul Smith

Doctor Strange's Origin As Done By Paul Smith

Smith is best known for his runs on The Uncanny X-Men and Doctor Strange.The origin was originally done by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee back in Strange Tales #115,December 1963 Smith states in his bio that Ditko's run on Spider-Man was one of his favorites growing up.  I came across this randomly[...]

Fifty Years Since Steve Ditko Quit Spider-Man

Fifty Years Since Steve Ditko Quit Spider-Man

Stephen Sonneveld writes,Part I of IV: KickstartingNext year marks the 50th anniversary of Steve Ditko’s departure from Spider-Man, a character he co-created with Stan Lee in Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel) and continued to develop as writer and artist throughout a 38-issue run on The Amazing Spider-Man.Now in his 80’s, Ditko is still producing comics with[...]

From Strip To Script &#8211 The Question

From Strip To Script – The Question

The first one that came to my mind, for whatever reason, was the short-lived city-shaman version of The Question, by Tommy Lee Edwards (art), Rick Veitch (writing) and John Workman (lettering)The Question was originally created by Steve Ditko for Charlton Comics, but is probably best remembered in one of three ways: as the inspiration for[...]

Steve Ditko Still Doesnt Recall The Name Watchmen

Steve Ditko Still Doesn't Recall The Name 'Watchmen'

From Jonathan Ross' documentary In Search Of Steve Ditko...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSdZETnEacAIn which Alan Moore recalls an interview where Steve Ditko is asked about Watchmen, doesn't recall the name until Rorschach is mentioned at which point he describes him as being just like Mr A - but insane.Well, it appears that Steve Ditko still doesn't remember the name... I wrote[...]

First Squirrel Girl Comic Tops $100 On eBay Without A Slab

First Squirrel Girl Comic Tops $100 On eBay Without A Slab

The first appearance of the character Squirrel Girl is in Marvel Super Heroes #8 Winter Special 1991.And, in near mint condition, but not in a CGC slab, has just sold on eBay for $102.50 with 17 bids.NM sales have been moving north of $50 to $60 or late, but this is quite a jump.Oh and at[...]

From Strip To Script &#8211 Stan Lee And Wally Wood On Daredevil

From Strip To Script – Stan Lee And Wally Wood On Daredevil

I know I’ve covered Jack Kirby doing Cap vs Batroc (ze leapair) before in this series, but that’s, y’know, Jack Kirby, it’s sort of a given that he could draw the heck out of a fight scene.Steve Ditko? Wallace Wood? These aren’t guys I’d say are noted for their action; Ditko’s more known for his[...]

Steve Ditko And Female Thor Both On Tonights Big Bang Theory

Steve Ditko And Female Thor, Both On Tonight's Big Bang Theory

Marvel viewers got a double punch from The Big Bang Theory tonight.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0Sl5b2ni2M[/youtube]No, not the final goodbye to Howard's mom.Not only did we get Sheldon using the example of Steve Ditko an allegory for Leonard not gettin credit on a scientific theory they had both worked on.... "It's like when Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created Spider-Man, Stan Lee[...]


The Woman Who Inspired Squirrel Girl

The Woman Who Inspired Squirrel Girl

Many a comic book creator have based characters on friends and family – or people who work in comic stores. The manager of Forbidden Planet in Newcastle was a character in a Swamp Thing annual, Chris Thompson from Orbital popped up in Revenger recently. Kitty Pryde was a art student John Byrne once knew, Al Simmons was […]

Celebrating Ted Kord The Blue Beetle Who Was Your Friend

Celebrating Ted Kord, The Blue Beetle Who Was Your Friend

Ted Kord’s creator, Steve Ditko, was inspired by more famous superheroes, but Ted became his own superhero in time.Ted grew more endearing as I dived into more Justice League back issues I learned he had a weight problem, that he’d been even MORE underestimated in the 1980′s than he was in the 1990′s, that he[...]