WORKING WITH DITKO: An Illustrated Memoir by JACK C. HARRIS Is Coming This Fall

Another groovy new 2023 title from TwoMorrows…

More news on the TwoMorrows front, Bronze Age fans! In addition to all the news on Back Issue, Alter Ego and RetroFan, there are a couple of new books in the offing that might strike your fancy: Working With Ditko, a memoir by Jack C. Harris (info below) and a history of Pacific Comics (click here for info).

Dig this official description of Working With Ditko:



Working With Ditko takes a unique and nostalgic journey through comics’ Bronze Age, as editor and writer Jack C. Harris recalls his numerous collaborations with legendary comics master Steve Ditko! It features never-before-seen preliminary sketches and pencil art from Harris’ tenure working with Ditko on The Creeper, Shade the Changing Man, the Odd Man, the Demon, Wonder Woman, Legion of Super-Heroes, The Fly, and even Ditko’s unused redesign for Batman! Plus, it documents their work on numerous independent properties, and offers glimpses of original characters from Ditko’s drawing board that have never been viewed by even his most avid fans! This illustrated volume is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the creative comic book process by one of the industry’s most revered creators, as seen through the eyes of one of his most frequent collaborators!

A few thoughts:

— The book is due Sept. 27, 2023, and lists for $24.95. It will be available at comics shops and booksellers but you can already pre-order it directly from TwoMorrows. Click here.

— Ditko is such an inscrutable character that I really look forward to reading the perspective of a pro like Harris. Great concept.

— “Ditko’s unused redesign for Batman!” Neat!


— BATMAN’s Unsung Artists to Take Center Stage in Landmark BACK ISSUE #150. Click here.

— LONG LIVE THE LEGION: Edmond Hamilton to Get ALTER EGO Spotlight. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Wow, that’s an excellent idea. By the way, Ditko’s original cover for Amazing Fantasy 15 is a Tribute to the Detective comics #27 cover.

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  2. I’ll be getting this for sure. While I read his comics as I kid, I never appreciated his talent.

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