13 COVERS: A STEVE DITKO Birthday Celebration

He’s 90.

Steve Ditko, who was born Nov. 2, 1927, is more than just a comics great. He’s an artist whose body of work is foundational, inspiring fans and artists for decades.

His greatest accomplishment? Spider-Man.

So for this year’s 13 COVERS salute, we turn back to the ol’ Web-Head. Sure, I’ve highlighted Ditko’s Spidey work before — how could I not? — but this just seems to be the proper theme for a birthday with a nice, round number attached.

So here you go:

Cover images and credits from the weird Grand Comics Database.


— For I Met Steve Ditko, click here.

— For Steve Ditko: A Fountainhead of Creativity, click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Fascinated with Ditko as the years have gone by and his seclusion, all at the height of Spider-Man and Dr. Strange in movies and popular culture. Would love to hear a good interview with him.

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  2. I saw the original artwork for most of these covers plus the 5 classic inside pages for “The Final Chapter” at a massive exhibition of Ditko’s work in Palma de Mallorca last year. Amazing!

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