Marvel Characters, Inc. has just registered a number of trademarks for goods and services relating to "Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man". Bleeding Cool recently speculated that might mean that the familiar phrase would be used as a new comic book title. All well and good, but as BC's history nerd — or one of them, anyway — […]
Steve Ditko ( November 2, 1927 – c. June 29, 2018) was an American comic book creator best known as the artist and co-creator, with Stan Lee, of the Marvel Comics superheroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange.
It is with great restraint that I omitted the "woo-ooo" after DuckTales in that headline, but the truth is this is indeed a woo-ooo-worthy slate of upcoming comics from IDW. If memory serves, I think we heard about much of this at Wondercon and subsequent announcements, but here's a quick run-down of highlights of what […]
So the panel started the way all panels should start, with cookies being passed out to the audience because it was Chris Ryall's birthday.
This is not the first time that the mystical creation of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko has inspired musicians. Art from Doctor Strange was mixed into the cover of Pink Floyd's second album A Saucerful of Secrets. The planets in the dark swash, Living Tribunal top left and Doctor Strange on the far right middle. […]
Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson talks about the visual influences on the film which included the character's creator Steve Ditko, artists M.C. Escher, Salvador Dali and German expressionists. He also talks about the prop he took home from filming… the Eye of Agamatto.
Last night was the red carpet premiere of Marvel's Doctor Strange and Marvel live broadcasted the events and we have some of the better interviews for you today. First up is the film director Scott Derrickson talking about his connection to the source material, the visual look of the film and how it was influenced […]
Marvel Studios and IMAX recently did a 15 minute sneak peek of Doctor Strange at various theaters around the globe. They then asked viewers for their reactions and cut them together with some footage from the film. I don't normally see movies on IMAX, but if they really do capture the Steve Ditko style worlds […]
Marvel has just released a new featurette for their upcoming film Doctor Strange. In the piece below Kevin Feige, Scott Derrickson and Benedict Cumberbatch gives us an idea of how the Sorcerer Supreme fits into the MCU and how they are trying to translate the work of Steve Ditko onto the big screen. Doctor Strange […]
It's been brought to my attention that a large block of original comic art has been put up for auction over at Comiclink.com. On it's own this wouldn't be much of a news story, but when you start looking at the artist and comic available, it becomes more interesting. John Byrne, Frank Cho, Steve Ditko, […]
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige gave Empire (via Comic Book Movie) a nice clue into some of the goings on in November's Doctor Strange. Namely: a look at the Dark Dimension. "We see glimpses of something called the Dark Dimension," Feige explained. "But if you were to open a Doctor Strange comic drawn by Steve […]
I came across this randomly a while back and saved the link thinking it would be an interesting story someday for the site… with the release of the official first look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, today seemed to be that day. This is a retelling of the origin of Doctor Strange by artist […]
Stephen Sonneveld writes, Part I of IV: Kickstarting Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Steve Ditko's departure from Spider-Man, a character he co-created with Stan Lee in Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel) and continued to develop as writer and artist throughout a 38-issue run on The Amazing Spider-Man. Now in his 80's, Ditko is still […]
By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it, to see what I can learn from the exercise. Now, for every reinterpretation of a superhero character that becomes the definitive version (anyone from the modern Captain Marvel to […]
From Jonathan Ross' documentary In Search Of Steve Ditko… In which Alan Moore recalls an interview where Steve Ditko is asked about Watchmen, doesn't recall the name until Rorschach is mentioned at which point he describes him as being just like Mr A – but insane. Well, it appears that Steve Ditko still doesn't remember the […]
The first appearance of the character Squirrel Girl is in Marvel Super Heroes #8 Winter Special 1991. And, in near mint condition, but not in a CGC slab, has just sold on eBay for $102.50 with 17 bids. NM sales have been moving north of $50 to $60 or late, but this is quite a jump. […]
By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it, to see what I can learn from the exercise. One of my favorite things about the older Marvel stuff, the real early 60s material, is the unexpectedly great fight […]
Marvel viewers got a double punch from The Big Bang Theory tonight. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0Sl5b2ni2M[/youtube] No, not the final goodbye to Howard's mom. Not only did we get Sheldon using the example of Steve Ditko an allegory for Leonard not gettin credit on a scientific theory they had both worked on…. "It's like when Stan Lee and Steve Ditko […]
By Christopher Irving After selling out its print run, the only comprehensive comics history book on The Blue Beetle returns in a full-color version with slight updates. [Cover by Cully Hamner] "One punch!" That was my introduction to Blue Beetle, as Ted Kord's index finger probed under a yellow goggle to wipe a tear brought […]
Many a comic book creator have based characters on friends and family – or people who work in comic stores. The manager of Forbidden Planet in Newcastle was a character in a Swamp Thing annual, Chris Thompson from Orbital popped up in Revenger recently. Kitty Pryde was a art student John Byrne once knew, Al Simmons was […]
By Hilton Collins The past 30 days haven't been bad for fans of the superhero Ted Kord from his pre-New 52 days. Thanks to stellar writing he received over the past three decades, he's become arguably the most beloved Blue Beetle (and in my opinion, the greatest), and his legacy gained strength after his death […]