In Remembrance: The Art of Steve Ditko

by Troy-Jeffrey Allen

"Unusual." "Introvert." "Conservative." "Counterculturalist." "Recluse." Each of these terms has been used to encapsulate the existence of comics artist Steve Ditko. The creative force responsible for characters such as Dr. Strange, Shade: The Changing Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, and others, lived a very private life, which ultimately led to decades upon decades of speculation. However, the beauty of the comic book medium is that artwork speaks for itself...

With news of Ditko's passing recently, PREVIEWSworld wanted to take a second to put down the labels and focus on what anyone with a pair of eyes can clearly see. That Steve Ditko wasn't just a draftsman but a feverish imagineer. 

Masquerade Party (1961)

The Odd Man (1980)

Superman (1984)

Rom: Space Knight (1986)

Dr. Strange (1965)

The Vulture vs. Spider-Man (1963)

Strange Suspense Stories (1954)

Sandman vs. Spider-Man (1963)

Mr. A (1972)

One of the great things about comics is that the art will always live on. 

 

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Troy-Jeffrey Allen is the consumer marketing editor for PREVIEWSworld.com and the DCD family of sites. His comics work includes BAMN, Fight of the Century, and the Harvey Award-nominated District Comics.

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