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Alice in Comicland Gets Curiouser and Curiouser – Craig Yoe In the Bleeding Cool Interview

Craig Yoe is the Indiana Jones of comics history and archival work, and it turns out that just like Indy, he’s been doing this ever since he was a young teen.  Also, like Indy, everything he discovers is meant to …

Something You Don’t See Every Day: Amazing Spider-Man #20 Original Art By Steve Ditko, Complete Story

Here’s something you don’t see every day, just acquired by original art Dealer/Collector Mike Burkey for his personal collection — the complete Spider-Man story from Amazing Spider-Man #20.  The 1964 issue features the first appearance of the Scorpion, written by …

The History Of Spider-Man’s Costume

The folks over at HalloweenCostumes.com have done up this cool infographic showing off the history of Spider-Man’s costume from its creation, the modifications, and its debut on the big screen. I’m a little bummed they skipped the Nicholas Hammond television …

Dan Slott Finds A Path Between Stan Lee And Steve Ditko To Conclude Superior Spider-Man

Superior Spider-Man #31 is out today. The final issue of Superior Spider-Man before the Amazing Spider-Man relaunch. And all things come to an end. Or a beginning. There are many references to all sorts of Spider-Man stories and eras through …

Don’t Worry, Marvel, Steve Ditko Is Still Alive!

From the letters page if Ultimate Spider-Man #200, from one Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid of Harlem. When last we checked, Steve Ditko was very much alive, aged 86, still writing and drawing comics, not too far from Talib’s home… Just so you …

Strange You Can Believe In – Where Are Our Doctor Strange Comics Already?

By Mike Federali With so many rumors about a live action Doctor Strange movie how isn’t there an All-New All-Different Doctor Strange book on the shelves? The last great Doctor Strange story I read was The Oath by Brian K. …

Cosmic Tones For Mental Therapy: Slott And Allred’s Neo-Classical Silver Surfer Will Blow Your Mind

By Christopher Smith Like many readers, I hotly anticipated Dan Slott and Mike Allred’s Silver Surfer #1, released this week to considerable fanfare. I especially looked forward to the book not only to my being a fan of Slott’s complex, …

Steve Ditko Is On Kickstarter Again With Something New

About a year ago Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko was on kickstarter with Robin Snyder to raise the funds to reprint The Ditko Public Service Package #2. It was successfully funded. Now he and Snyder are back with a new title, …

Alternate Theories Add To The Secret History of Marvel Comics

Robert J. Sodaro writes: A few months ago, Sean Howe revealed The Untold Story of Marvel Comics, wherein he gave us all a warts and all backstory of the self-styled “House of Ideas.” While we thoroughly enjoyed that book, it honestly didn’t so much tell …

Holding Steve Ditko’s Original Art To Amazing Fantasy #15 In My Hands – The Library of Congress’ EPIC Comics Collection

By David Dissanayake In retrospect, it should have been obvious that the Library of Congress would have one of the greatest comics collections in the world, but for some reason I never thought “comics” when I thought of the U.S.’ …

Ayn Rand Gets Comic Biography On-Line… For Free

You’ve heard the name, Ayn Rand… she was brought up a lot during the 2012 elections in relation to Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan who stated his belief in her views… though he tried to back away from them …

Who Is The Question? Documentary About The DC Character With O’Neil and Rucka

Who is The Question is a new documentary posted on Youtube by Gary Lobstein and looks at the character created by Steve Ditko when he left Marvel and went over to Charlton Comics. The character debuted in June of 1967 …

What Were They Thinking? – Doctor Spectro

You would think the hardest thing to do in comics is to come up with a cool new hero. Wrong! Its far harder to come up with a compelling villain. You want someone who the reader loves to see being …

Doctor Strange’s Movie Origin – Tuesday Trending Topics

From the sounds of it, and presuming this is mostly true, many of the elements of Doc’s origin that they’re using for the film are from Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme #45 (1992) by Roy Thomas and Geof Isherwood. Of course, …

Amazing Spider-Man #700 Ditko Cover Now Available With Second Print

We recently reported that the Steve Ditko Variant for Amazing Spider-Man #700 was selling on eBay for over $1200 and copies are still selling for over a thousand dollars. But it seems that Marvel have a few spare copies, and …

Amazing Spider-Man #700 Steve Ditko Cover Breaks $1200 On eBay

It was the 1:200 cover of Amazing Spider-Man #700 comic. Albeit it, that was of a $7.99 comic. Buying two hundred of those would cost you $1600. But then you would also be able to get a copy of the …

Amazing Spider-Man 700 Day – Wednesday Trending Topics

The world found out about the end of Amazing Spider-Man with Amazing Spider-Man 700 today, an event that seemed undiminished by the leaked spoilers of the past few weeks.  The comic book industry gets better and better at making mainstream news, …

Unmasked By Doctor Octopus: Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #12 Splash Original Art Sells For $137,425

The opening title splash page from Amazing Spider-Man #12 (1964) drawn by Steve Ditko has just sold at Heritage Auctions for $137,425. While it is sometimes difficult to discern record prices in the original art market, where closely-held private transactions …