Category Archives: Ditko

  • Waiting on Steve Ditko

    Waiting on Steve Ditko

    Writer Benjamin Marra has a fascinating article focusing on Spider-Man’s Co-Creator Steve Ditko. The article also has a quote from Ditko that I’ve never seen before. Ditko explains why he left Spider-Man, Marvel and his strained relationship with writer Stan Lee. “Why should I continue to do all these monthly…

  • Happy 89th Birthday Steve Ditko

    Happy 89th Birthday Steve Ditko

      Spider-Man’s co-creator is turning 89 years old today. If it wasn’t for Ditko’s designs matched with Stan Lee’s amazing words this website would not be here. It’s amazing to think how much joy Spider-Man has brought me over the years and so much of that joy is from Ditko.…

  • Cobwebs #12: Unmasked by Doctor Octopus!

    Covers showing exactly what is happening in the story is a rarity these days.  I may be one of the few that still think that the cover should reflect in some way, shape, or form the actual content of the comic.   I know, I know, that is such an…

  • Ditko To Talk About Quitting Spider-Man?

    Spider-Man’s Co-Creator Steve Ditko put a heck of a tease at the end of his recent issue of the Four-Page Series.     In the February issue he talks about his experience at the first New York Comic Con. Coming in issue # 44 in March Ditko teases, “Why…

  • Ditko Talks Spider-Man

    Spider-Man Co-Creator Steve Ditko recently wrote back to Spider-Fan Marvin Hoover. Hoover wanted to get Ditko’s opinion about Marvel “stealing Spider-Man from him over the years.” Ditko wrote him back last month with this hand written note. He recently posted the letter in the Ditko Facebook Fan page. 

  • $15,000 Steve Ditko Letter Ebay Auction

    Do you have an extra $15,000 for a Steve Ditko rejection letter? This letter appeared in the May 1969 issue of Fanzation. It was written to the editor Steve Johnson. You can buy it now for $15,000 on Ebay. Would you buy it, it comes with free shipping? 

  • Ditko Inspiration of Spider-Man from 1950’s

    Was Steve Ditko inspired to create the Spider-Man costume from an old Ben Cooper costume from the 1950’s? This video is pretty interesting. Thanks to Stephen over in the Ditko appreciation Facebook group for posting it. Here’s another view of the costume. Ironically it was a Disney costume back…

  • Ditko & Hulk

    “Starring the world’s strongest mortal…” Who can forget this classic Hulk moment provided by Steve Ditko? Because when people think Hulk they think mysterious Steve Ditko. This art is of course from the classic Tales to Astonish #60 from October, 1964. Stay tuned for an upcoming It’s Not Easy…