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Strange And Stranger: The World Of Steve Ditko (Blake Bell)

While other comic book fans enthuse over Jack Kirby’s 1960s work, I always prefer Steve Ditko. His art is somewhat on the quirky side and wasn’t always a good fit for the stories and characters, but when they fit (as they did with both Spider-Man and Dr. 359 more words


Part One of Looking Back at Amazing Spider-Man #2 (1963)

Photo courtesy of Marvel.

Amazing Spider-Man #2 is the first appearance of The Vulture into the Marvel universe. The Vulture is quite an older villain for the young Peter Parker, but he has plenty of wit to use against the wall-crawler. 288 more words


The Weekly Haul

Greetings, tenebrous travelers, and welcome back to the weekly haul. I have crossed this crumbling continent twice over in this past week, through ice and rain and fog, and an honest-to-God supernatural sand storm. 1,009 more words


Amazing Adult Fantasy 7, 1961

Amazing Adult Fantasy no.7, Dec 1961 from Marvel. The magazine that would spawn Spider-Man reformatted from the typical atomic monster run of Amazing Adventures with this issue, the first to be rebranded as “Adult” and “the magazine that respects your intelligence”. 262 more words

This Month's Great Cover

I have to admit Steve Ditko isn’t one of my favorite artists. He was very good, but his style just didn’t speak to me. In my opinion, his style didn’t work all that well in the superhero genre. 276 more words

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