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INFO: IDW presents a free preview of Gorgo #1

IDW currently has a free full-length preview of Gorgo #1; a great issue that was drawn by Steve Ditko in 1961. Here is what they say: Hey gang!  We’re really excited about the recently released STEVE DITKO’S MONSTERS VOL. 1: GORGO and … Continue reading

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NEWS: Ditko essays in the latest issue of The Comics!

The following was posted from Rob Imes, author of Ditkomania. Ditko takes on fandom and its “right to know” in the new issue of Robin Snyder’s The Comics! (It’s the Sept. 2012 issue; Robin has been behind schedule this year … Continue reading

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NEWS: Ditkomania #90 Kickstarter is now live!

Help support the publication of Ditkomania and its 90th issue with the official Kickstarter project. Click here to donate. The goal is $400 and has various rewards for different amounts which can include PDF & print copies of the issue. … Continue reading

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Original Art: Up for sale @ Heritage Auctions (Ghost Manor & Hawk and the Dove)

Been over three weeks until my last post. Apologies. They have been very busy weeks. I should be back on track to 2+ weekly posts from now on. Heritage Auctions – the main seller of original art – has listed … Continue reading

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NEWS: Amazing Spider-man Annual #1 Now Available Digitally

Here is a snap shot of the splash to The Amazing Spider-man Annual #1 that has just been released digitally via comixology. It hasn’t received the same colouring that Amazing Fantasy #15 did. Here is the comixology issue page.

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Original Art: Amazing Spider-man #27 (Page 13,1965)

Taken from Marvel Comics: The Untold Story Have any scans or pictures of Steve Ditko original art you would like to share? Contact me at robertsamcrawford@googlemail.com or via the comment link below.

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NEWS: More Ditko essays to come from Robin Snyder & Steve Ditko comics

Thanks to a correspondence between Robin Snyder and Ditkocomicsweblog there is news that the article/essay featured in #17 (Titled: The Knowers & the Barkers) was the first in a new series. Here is what was said: Steve Ditko and his … Continue reading

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Ditko Letters: That page is from a Charlton Press comic book. (Unknown date)

The water mark over the photo is in reference to: http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerydetail.asp?gcat=26772

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Ditkomania #89 (Halloween) OUT NOW!

The new issue of the seminal fanzine “Ditkomania” is out now! It is available to order directly from Rob Imes as a single issue of as part of a  quarterly subscription here.

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Articles: The secret hero of Spider-Man (NewYork Post article – July 3rd 2012)

The New York Post today has featured what it titles “The secret hero of Spider-man”. Using the word ‘hero’ (a topic and trait which Ditko is enthralled with) you would expect an article of praise for the co-creator of a “billion-dollar franchise”, … Continue reading

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NEWS: Creativity of Ditko (YoeBooks!) officially announced by IDW

IDW Publishing has just officially announced it’s latest book ‘The Creativity of Ditko’ which was created in partnership with Yoe Books. Not only does it promise unseen original art it also  boasts more than a dozen new photos of Steve … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous: An Interview with Alan Class

Stare at the image below and most of you will realize that it isn’t the original cover that once appeared in the United States. That is because that cover was licensed for distribution within England by a UK publisher of … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous: Speedball letter from Tom Defalco (submission from Richard Caldwell)

Richard Caldwell was kind enough to share a letter he received from then Marvel Editor in Chief Tom Defalco concerning Ditko illustrated & co-created chracter Speedball. “[Here] is a response from then editor in chief of Marvel Tom Defalco to … Continue reading

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Steve Ditko Letters: Thanks for the invitation (Apr. 2001)

Have a letter you would like to share? Send it to robertsamcrawford@googlemail.com or alternatively contact us via twitter @DitkoCultist

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Related Articles: Stalking Mr. Ditko (CBR, 2007)

Many ‘fans’ of Steve Ditko love the BBC documentary “In Search of Steve Ditko” – missed it? Check the YouTube link below. During it’s year of release, 2007, many viewers shared their thoughts on the documentary, and one from a … Continue reading

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