Steve Dikto Comics Blog
17h00 02  décembre
Link-- CHEYENNE KID #100 Kickstarter
Robin Snyder’s latest Kickstarter for the next SD Publishing book, CHEYENNE KID #100. That takes over from the Charlton series that ran from 1957 to 1973, ending one issue short of that milestone number. Presumably the cover will be the 1957 cover to #10 shown in the campaign, which was Ditko’s one...
04h03 26  novembre
New Ditko - TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER #32
TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER NO. 32 is now available from SD Publishing, with a striking classic 1957 Ditko cover. A variety of Ditko contents inside, including several 1950s stories, a 1970s story hosted by Winnie The Witch, a 1980s Traveler hosted story from the last days of Charlton and more...
01h55 03  novembre
Happy #93
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19h23 13  septembre
Upcoming Ditko - MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER Returns
The next SD Comics Kickstarter is running now, and features another issue of MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER, the old Charlton title which featured some of Ditko’s earliest work, and previously was #16, #19 and #27 of this revolving anthology series. I’m not certain, but I think the preview image shown in the...
05h17 24  juin
New Ditko - THE COMPLETE FOUR-PAGE SERIES AND OTHER ESSAYS
S. Ditko, Why I Quit S-M, Marvel , 2015Apparently now available from SD Publishing is THE COMPLETE FOUR-PAGE SERIES AND OTHER ESSAYS, an 80-page collection featuring the nine issue series of essays by Ditko published from 2012 to 2015 and twenty other essays from among the many to choose from...
03h26 22  juin
Dennis O’Neil, R.I.P.
Wanted to note the passing of Dennis O’Neil, long time comic book writer and editor with a long list of accomplishments. Among other things, he worked with Ditko several times over the years (as well as doing a lot of notable work on characters Ditko created).Early in his career, O’Neil scripted...
21h21 18  juin
New & Upcoming Ditko - THE RETURN OF GORGO #31 and GHOSTLY TALES
The latest SD Comics release is now available, THE RETURN OF GORGO #31. Headlining the issue is the second issue of the series from 1961, a 30-page epic by Joe Gill and Steve Ditko. Also included are a trio of 1950s short stories with some compatible themes, all stories in full colour. Plus a short...
18h44 23  mars
New & Upcoming Ditko - THE HERO COMICS #30 and GORGO
The latest SD Comics release is now available, THE HERO COMICS #30. Headlining the issue is some 1960s Captain Atom from Joe Gill and Steve Ditko, originally published by Charlton, with two stories reprinted in colour. Also included are some Captain Atom rarities by Ditko (fanzine art, etc.) and...
20h42 30  novembre
New & Upcoming Ditko - THE HERO COMICS #29 and OVERTURE
Latest Ditko release is under the Famous Comics label and titled THE HERO COMICS #29. The cover feature is Blue Beetle, highlighting a reprint of the 1968 Charlton comic by BLUE BEETLE #5 by Ditko, both the lead story and the Question backup. Also in this issue are some other Blue Beetle material,...
18h23 30  septembre
World’s Finest Comics #251 1978
Part of a short run of Creeper stories Ditko wrote and drew and in the late 1970s, which saw Jack Ryder as the head of a security team at Cosmic Broadcasting, this time tasked with foiling an extortion scheme led by a masked figure who gives the 8-page story its name, The Disrupter .Ditko did a...
16h17 24  septembre
Bill Schelly, R.I.P.
Just wanted to quickly note the passing of Bill Schelly, a comic creator, historian and publisher, who early on was one of the fanzine publishers to print the Mr. A. work of Steve Ditko in his SENSE OF WONDER publication. In more recent times he wrote the definitive biographies of Joe Kubert, John...
18h24 22  septembre
Marvel Comics Presents #80 1991
MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS was a long running twice-monthly anthology series which for most of its run featured four 8-page stories in each issue, with a mix of long-running serialized stories (as long as 25 chapters) and one-shot stories, and occasionally shorter serials like this one. Ditko was a...
15h40 21  septembre
Adventure Comics #474 1980
This issue opens with The Chains That Bind , chapter 8 of the 12-part space opera by the Ditko Levitz Tanghal team. At this point we’re knee-deep in intrigue, plots and secrets, as the Empress Clryssa is assumed dead, but really in the care of Starman, still unaware that he’s really Prince...
23h58 16  septembre
New & Upcoming Ditko - OUT OF THIS WORLD and HERO BLUE BEETLE
Sorry this is a bit late. I thought I posted it a few weeks ago.Now available from all the usual sources, OUT OF THIS WORLD no. 28, a 48-page anthology of Ditko science fiction, with several 1950s stories, plus a sampling of stuff from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, a few of them stories from WITZEND,...
01h13 02  juin
Link-- Ditko Kickstarter - OUT OF THIS WORLD
Now on Kickstarter is another 48-page anthology title of Ditko classics, this time the revolving title landing on OUT OF THIS WORLD for the first time since OUT OF THIS WORLD #20 back in 2016. There’s still a lot of great science fiction themed Ditko material from either Charlton or his...
20h01 28  mai
New Ditko - MR. A. #8 and 32 Series collections
The latest SD Publishing comic, DITKO’S MR. A. #8, is now available. Leading off with a long out-of-print classic 1960s Mr. A. story (maybe my favourite Mr. A. story) and with a variety of other reprints from throughout Ditko’s career, with a few surprises.Kickstarter backers should have copies now...
04h00 03  mars
New Ditko - THE COMICS v30#1
The January 2019 issue of Robin Snyder’s long-running newsletter THE COMICS (Vol. 30, No. 1) features several pieces on the passing of Steve Ditko, including an artistic tribute from Gary Kato, an essay by Rodney Schroeter, a long piece by Snyder in his Under The Gun column with several anecdotes...
23h43 28  février
Link-- Ditko Kickstarter - MR. A. RETURNS
Robin Snyder has launched another Kickstarter project, this time for MR. A. RETURNS, another 48-page anthology issue of Ditko comics, the eighth issue for the iconic title character. The featured image (probably the cover) is an especially nice example of the single-page fanzine pieces with Mr. A....
00h58 23  février
New Ditko - DOWN MEMORY LANE
Now available, DOWN MEMORY LANE, the latest release from SD Publishing. This is the 27th and final issue of The 32 Series of publications that began in 2008 with THE AVENGING MIND, and was the primary home of new Ditko comics in the 21st Century, with over 800 pages of comics and illustrations...
22h19 29  novembre
Link-- Ditko Kickstarter - DOWN MEMORY LANE
Latest SD Publishing Kickstarter is now up. DOWN MEMORY LANE is the hook, and possibly the title, and it has something to do with the THE AVENGING MIND book published 10 years ago, which kicked off the long series of Ditko’s 32s that has run for 26 issues to date, the latest earlier this year....
21h44 20  novembre
New Ditko - MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER NO. 27
Now available, TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER NO. 27, the latest release from Snyder and Ditko. The book leads off with the 8-page If...Then... The Game , continuing a feature from the late 20th century and the first posthumous release of original material from Ditko. The rest of the...
18h57 02  novembre
Happy 91
November 2, 1927, Steve Ditko bornCouldn’t quite get up to 91 publications there for the photo (I guess if I stretched things a bit I could), I’m hoping by next year I can get up to 92.- - - - - - - - - - - Snyder Ditko Kickstarter - Captain Atom and more.
21h52 04  septembre
Link-- Ditko Kickstarter Something Different
Robin Snyder now has the next SD Publishing project up at Kickstarter, promising Something Different in the 48-page anthology which will be published later this year.And a reminder that a treasure trove of Snyder Ditko published comics are just a quick mail order away, including most of the books...
03h26 23  août
New Ditko - KONGA #25
Now available from SD Publishing, the 48 page KONGA #25, picking up the numbering from Charlton’s FANTASTIC GIANTS #24 in 1966, which had continued from the 23 issue run of KONGA from 1960 to 1965. The opening story features the title character in The Land Of The Frozen Giants from KONGA #8...
18h51 27  juillet
New Ditko - DITKOMANIA #96
Now available, DITKOMANIA #96, featuring art and articles on a variety of Ditko work, including the Starman series with Paul Levitz that he did for a year, a look at his short stories published in QUESTAR, an article on the Charlton horror comics hosts and how Ditko integrated them into the stories...