One of comics’ greatest creators was born 94 years ago…
The late Steve Ditko is many things to many people — but one thing’s clear: It’s impossible to easily boil his career down to a simple gallery of images, largely because he was one of the most important and influential creators in comics history.
Still, boiling things down to 13 images is what we do, because it’s fun. Now, typically, for a Ditko birthday salute, we’d focus on Spider-Man because he’s my favorite Marvel character and the artist was (natch) his co-creator.
But this year, we’re going with Doctor Strange, another co-creation. I’d love to do 13 COVERS, but Ditko didn’t do 13 Doctor Strange covers. So we’ve got the next best thing — 13 SPLASH PAGES culled from his epochal run on Strange Tales, from Issue #110 to #146 (1963-66). Mostly they’re first-page splashes but I’ve included a couple other mind-blowers, just for kicks.
So hop on board the train to the astral plane…
— 13 SPLASH PAGES: A STEVE DITKO Birthday Celebration — 2020 Edition: SPIDER-MAN. Click here.
— STEVE DITKO: A Fountainhead of Creativity. Click here.