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Mania and Dream Logic: Looking Back at Steve Ditko’s Cackling ‘Creeper’

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The Creeper isn't the greatest Steve Ditko creation, and it's not even the most Ditko-esque. (Maybe those are the same things.) But one thing the Creeper comics have going for them is that they follow their own unse

Steve Ditko Writes About His Role In Spider-Man’s Creation

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Famously reclusive and unwilling to do interviews, Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko has nonetheless long shared his side of the story concerning the creation of Marvel's friendly-neighborhood wall-crawler in a series of essays appeared in small-press comics and zines. His latest, "The Silent Self-Deceivers," has just been released, asking what exactly Sta

Happy Birthday, Steve Ditko!

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Today is Steve Ditko's 85th birthday, and in celebration, we here at ComicsAlliance wanted to share a few of our favorite pieces of his work. With decades of work on characters like Dr. Strange, Hawk and Dov

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50 Years Later: Growth And Maturity in Amazing Spider-Man 1-50

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In the beginning, Peter Parker was fifteen years old. He was too young for full manhood, but too old to be treated like a child. He was coddled by his family and abused by his peers. He was a beloved nephew and professional wallflower, a bitter bookworm and great student

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – May 9, 2012: Inimitable, Incredible, Indefatigable

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* Remarkable writer/artists who started still-unfinished projects in the '90s
^ Five
% At least some c

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‘Masters of Comic Book Art’ Documentary Reemerges from the VHS Ether [Video]

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Presented by an uncharacteristically reverent Harlan Ellison, Masters of Comic Book Art is a documentary film that offers insightful on-camera remarks from some of the medium's most gifted artists: Neal Adams, Steve Ditko, Will Eisner, Jean Giraud aka Moebius, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Frank Miller and Bernie Wrightson, all of whom muse on their most famous works and the medium that they love. Released on video in 1987, the film is something I'd always heard about but had never seen until it reappeared on YouTube earlier this week. It's especially interesting to listen to the creators

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – Oct. 26, 2011: Thrill-Power Vs. Hasty Pudding

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
*Island nations
^ This is a really great week for coloring aficionados
% Franchises
£ Not franchises

Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – August 31, 2011: Pressing the Cosmic Reset Button

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* Big guns
^ Big swords
% Big chops

* ^ ABC WARRIORS: THE BLACK HOLE
This is the second collection

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The Hero Initiative & Marvel Team-Up to Help Artist Josh Medors

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The camaraderie and generosity of comic book professionals is generally evident in virtually all of the community's activities, but never more so than when a fellow creator finds himself in need. Artist Josh Medors has been the focu

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – December 8: Triple Uru Hammer Attack!

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Savage Critic and "Reading Comics" author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY
* Speaking in code
^ Young soul rebels
% The hammer of the gods

^ % FABLES #100
Vertigo does throw a

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