February 27, 2017

New Ditko - MR. A. #21

Now available from Robin Snyder and Steve Ditko is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first appearance of Ditko's creation Mr. A. in 1967 with the 48 page MR. A. #21.  This includes a reprint of the first Mr. A. story from WITZEND #3, a new 20-page story "Mr. A. and the Helpers", several of the iconic Mr. A. fanzine illustrations (some, like the cover, printed full-size for the first time in a widely available publication), three additional short reprint short stories ("The Captive Spark", "My Brother", "Libage vs. Chain") and a few more single pages on various topics, some of them pretty rare. Also included is the essay about Mr. A. that Ditko read for Ken Viola's documentary The Masters of Comic Book Art, in print for the first time, and another short new essay.

Should be available from the usual sources now or soon, including directly from Robin Snyder, contact details over here as usual.

December 13, 2016

--Link-- Mr. A. 50th anniversary Kickstarter

Now on Kickstarter, the next release from Steve Ditko and Robin Snyder, a new publication to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Mr. A. story in WITZEND #3.

November 2, 2016

November 1, 2016

Upcoming Ditko - #26 with Miss Eerie and ...

Ditko and Snyder aren't stopping with the recent #25. Coming soon is:

#26, which as you can see features the return of Miss Eerie, the character who debuted in DITKO PRESENTS [2009].  This will be the eighth Miss Eerie story, bringing her up to 64 pages if it's an 8-pager like all the others have been.

A few more familiar faces, including:

This will be Rex Graine's first return to the 32-page series since OH, NO! NOT AGAIN, DITKO! [2009], although he's had a few solo issues, both new and reprint, since then.

More details when available.

October 31, 2016

New Ditko - #25 & OUT OF THIS WORLD #20

It's that time again...

If your choice is the first one, than you should  know that these are now available:

#25, latest in this series of Ditko's 32-page collections, this time returning to The Madman, and OUT OF THIS WORLD #20, latest in this long-running series of one-shots, this time reprinting two Charlton stories from the 1957, two QUESTAR stories from the 1970s (printed sideways on two pages per original page), one MONSTERS ATTACK story from the 1990 and one STRANGE AVENGING TALE from 1997. Both published by Robin Snyder and Steve Ditko, ordering address over here, or available now or soon from the usual sources (retailers interested in carrying the Snyder/Ditko line contact Snyder for wholesale rates).

September 30, 2016

New Ditko - DITKOMANIA #95

Just in, DITKOMANIA #95, "The Philosophy Issue". Under a Mr. A. / Grey Negotiator / Avenging World cover by Javier Hernandez are examinations of various issues raised by Ditko's work. Plus letters on previous issues and closing with a Gorgo backcover by Stephen Bissette.

Regular subscribers should have copies now or soon. For everyone else, ordering info here, as usual, plus a few PDF copies of earlier issues.

September 22, 2016

Reminder, Ditko Kickstarter

Quick reminder, less than a day to go on the current Ditko/Snyder Kickstarter, for a pair of books, one all new, one primarily reprint. Over here.

September 11, 2016

--Link-- Kickstarter #13, OUT OF THIS WORLD and #25

Currently soliciting funding is the 13th Kickstarter campaign from Robin Snyder and Steve Ditko. This time another issue of OUT OF THIS WORLD (presumably "#20", as the numbering of these things tends to go) and #25, the appropriately named twenty-fifth issue of this series of 32-page publications they've done since 2008.

OUT OF THIS WORLD #20 features the spectacular cover from Charlton's OUT OF THIS WORLD #4 [1957], so there's a good chance that it'll have the 8-page story "From All Our Darkrooms..." from that issue as well. A favourite of mine, with some clever visuals. No doubt some other quality reprints and maybe some never before seen stuff as well, as these books tend to have.

#25 cover features Ditko's The Madman, which will be the 8th story to feature the character. If you're catching up, check out:

DITKO #5 - FIVE ACT [2010]
#16 - SIXTEEN [2012]
#9 TEEN [2014]
#22 [2015]

And no doubt a lot more.

You know, with 32+ pages of original content every issue, the set of Ditko's 32s might have more pages of new Ditko work than any other series, or close to it...