July 7, 2018

S. Ditko

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First page of "Paper Romance", a story published in  DARING LOVE #1 [1953] the September-October 1953 issue of the Gillmor Magazines comic, which appears to be the earliest published Steve Ditko comic story, if not the first drawn. More on it over here.

Final page of "Logan the Loser", the final story in #26 [2018], the Winter 2018 release from SD Publishing. Ordering details here. There are a few never before seen pages in the subsequent releases, but most of them were obviously drawn long ago. And there will probably be some future publications with more previously unseen material, either old or new.

S. Ditko, 1927 - 2018

June 1, 2018

--Link-- Ditko Kickstarter "Something Big"

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Now available for pledges is the 20th Snyder/Ditko Kickstarter for an upcoming 48-page anthology comic. The lead feature is "an item that has been out of print for too long" and there's probably a big clue in the graphic. Campaign open until July 4, 2018.

May 21, 2018

New Ditko - THE HERO COMICS No. 26

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Now available, THE HERO COMICS No. 26, the latest release from SD Publishing. In addition to the cover featured The Hero there are also reprints with Killjoy, The Masker and Mr. Quiver. Also, in a change of pace for these books, there's a 14-page article about the Blue Beetle, starting from 1939 and looking at various incarnations, including those by Ditko. This includes several pages of work by Ditko that the vast majority of readers haven't seen before.

Available now or soon from the usual sources, including co-publisher Robin Snyder over here with the other Snyder/Ditko publications, now by popular demand accepting PayPal. Act quick, as many of the older books are going out of print.

February 23, 2018

--Link-- Ditko Kickstarter - The Hero (plus Blue Beetle)

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Now available to back, the 19th Snyder/Ditko Kickstarter campaign, this time featuring more of Ditko's The Hero, plus the promise of something dealing with the history of the Blue Beetle, a character Ditko did some memorable stories about for Charlton from 1966 to 1968.

February 6, 2018

New Ditko - STEVE DITKO'S MR. A. no. 7 now available

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Now available from SD Comics, STEVE DITKO'S MR. A. no. 7 [2018], a 48-page $5 comic and the perfectly logical book to follow up on

MR. A. no. 1 [1973] (reprinted 2010)
MR. A. no. 4 [1975] (reprinted 2015)
MR. A. no. 15 [2014]
MR. A. no. 18 [2016]
MR. A. no. 21 [2017]
MR. A. no. 24 [2017]

Featuring the conclusion to Mr. A.'s battle with the Knifer from the previous issue, plus various reprints including an old favourite "Case of the Silent Voice" from 1975 and one of his earliest published essay, "Violence, the Phony Issue" from 1969.

Available now or soon from the usual sources, including co-publisher Robin Snyder over here with the other Snyder/Ditko publications, now by popular demand accepting PayPal. Act quick, as Snyder informs me that the currently no. 1 and no. 18 are out of print, and #17 - SEVENTEEN [2012] is the first of Ditko's 32-page series to go out of print.

November 15, 2017

--Link-- Mr. A. anthology Kickstarter

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Now on Kickstarter, the next issue of Mr. A. which looks like it'll continue the version of his battle with The Knifer which began in the recent MR. A. #24.  It's a 48-page anthology comic, so will no doubt feature a lot more. The Kickstarter runs to December 19 so the book should be out early next year.

November 2, 2017

Happy Issue 90

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Happy issue 90 to anyone that number is relevant to today.


November 1, 2017

Upcoming Ditko - Mystery project

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Usually when we get a new issue of one of Ditko's 32-Pagers we get a preview of the cover of the next issue. Not so this time with the release of #26, which has this under "Coming Attraction":


What will this be? Good question. Maybe we'll have more of a clue when the next SD Publishing Kickstarter goes live.

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