A tribute to his greatest character.
Steve Ditko was born Nov. 2, 1927. He’s 88 years old.
This year, we’re doing a double 13 COVERS salute. In this installment, we’re featuring Ditko’s work on Spider-Man. If I have to explain why, well, you’re probably here by accident.
The other tribute? 13 DC & CHARLTON COVERS, which you can find here.
As usual, I’m going to emphasize my standard caveat: This is a subjective list and not a ranking of any kind. This is pretty much what I dig and you may feel very differently. So, rather than beef about a cover you don’t see, instead join in the fun and share your own choices in the comments section or in whatever social-media thread you saw this.
Even beyond that caveat, I’ll add that some of Ditko’s most famous Spidey covers aren’t here. I’ve featured those before — as have many, many others. So some of these are among his more unsung works. But the first one has to pretty much always be on the list …
As usual, all images and credits from the awesome Grand Comics Database.