September 16, 2019

New & Upcoming Ditko - OUT OF THIS WORLD and HERO / BLUE BEETLE

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Sorry this is a bit late. I thought I posted it a few weeks ago.

Now available from all the usual sources, OUT OF THIS WORLD no. 28, a 48-page anthology of Ditko science fiction, with several 1950s stories, plus a sampling of stuff from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, a few of them stories from WITZEND, QUESTAR and MONSTERS ATTACK that a lot of people haven't seen before. Also includes a short essay by Ditko and a long "Under The Gun" letter column from Snyder.

And already available for backing is the next SD Publishing Kickstarter, this time for another issue of THE HERO COMICS (previous issues are no. 23 and no. 26 of the revolving anthology title).  Looks like this one will include something with the Blue Beetle from Ditko's Charlton days, with the preview image having the cover to BLUE BEETLE #5 [1968], a comic which included a brief encounter of Ted (Blue Beetle) Kord and Vic (The Question) Sage.


June 1, 2019

--Link-- Ditko Kickstarter - OUT OF THIS WORLD

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Now on Kickstarter is another 48-page anthology title of Ditko classics, this time the revolving title landing on OUT OF THIS WORLD for the first time since OUT OF THIS WORLD #20 back in 2016. There's still a lot of great science fiction themed Ditko material from either Charlton or his independent work out there to be collected (like that great 1954 SPACE ADVENTURES cover seen in the preview), so this should be a good read.

May 28, 2019

New Ditko - MR. A. #8 and 32 Series collections

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The latest SD Publishing comic, DITKO'S MR. A. #8, is now available. Leading off with a long out-of-print classic 1960s Mr. A. story (maybe my favourite Mr. A. story) and with a variety of other reprints from throughout Ditko's career, with a few surprises.

Kickstarter backers should have copies now, and available now or soon from the usual sources, including direct from Robin Snyder over here with the other Snyder/Ditko publications, now accepting PayPal. Retailers who are interested in making the books available to their customers should contact Snyder for wholesale rates. Look for the next Kickstarter to be live later this week.

And catching up a bit, I missed that SD Publishing was also doing some collections of Ditko's long running and recently concluded 32 Series. The series of 27 comics will be reprinted in five volumes, with 2, 3 and 4 available now, with the first and last planned for later this year. Those are available directly from Robin Snyder, and from various booksellers, using the ISBN numbers listed below (try searching www.indiebound.org or www.bookfinder.com).




The 32 Series By Ditko Vol. II - Opening Acts
ISBN-10: 1945307161
ISBN-13: 978-1945307164
Reprinting DITKO PRESENTS [2009], A DITKO ACT TWO [2010], A DITKO ACT 3 [2010], ACT 4 [2010], DITKO #5 - FIVE ACT [2010]


The 32 Series By Ditko Vol. III - Character Twists
ISBN-10: 1945307161
ISBN-13: 978-1945307164
Reprinting ACT 6 [2011], ACT 7, SEVEN, MAKING 12, TWELVE, OF DITKO'S 32s [2011], ACT 8, MAKING LUCKY 13, THIRTEEN DITKO'S 32s [2011], A DITKO #14 [2011]. A DITKO #15 [2011]

The 32 Series By Ditko Vol. IV - Postshadowing
ISBN-10: 1945307161
ISBN-13: 978-1945307164
Reprinting #16 - SIXTEEN [2012], #17 - SEVENTEEN [2012]. ATE TEA N - 18 [2013]. #9 TEEN [2014]. #20 [2014], #2OWW1 [2014]

Upcoming
The 32 Series By Ditko Vol. I - Overture
The 32 Series By Ditko Vol. V - Curtain

March 2, 2019

New Ditko - THE COMICS v30#1

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The January 2019 issue of Robin Snyder's long-running newsletter THE COMICS (Vol. 30, No. 1) features several pieces on the passing of Steve Ditko, including an artistic tribute from Gary Kato, an essay by Rodney Schroeter, a long piece by Snyder in his "Under The Gun" column with several anecdotes and quotes, a few choice pieces of art from Ditko's independent work and four short essays, two of which are original to this publication ("Once Upon A Time" by Snyder and Ditko and "Sad Words" by Ditko) and two also appear in DOWN MEMORY LANE ("Identity" by Snyder and Ditko and "A Toast" by Ditko).

Subscription details to THE COMICS are at the bottom of this page, along with contact information for Snyder if you want to inquire about availability of this particular issue.

February 28, 2019

--Link-- Ditko Kickstarter - MR. A. RETURNS

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Robin Snyder has launched another Kickstarter project, this time for MR. A. RETURNS, another 48-page anthology issue of Ditko comics, the eighth issue for the iconic title character. The featured image (probably the cover) is an especially nice example of the single-page fanzine pieces with Mr. A. that Ditko did over the years, this one from GRAPHIC ILLUSIONS #1 [1971].

February 22, 2019

New Ditko - DOWN MEMORY LANE

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Now available, DOWN MEMORY LANE, the latest release from SD Publishing. This is the 27th and final issue of The 32 Series of publications that began in 2008 with THE AVENGING MIND, and was the primary home of new Ditko comics in the 21st Century, with over 800 pages of comics and illustrations, plus essays and more. This wind up issue includes a few new pages of art and essays, plus a few reprints from earlier in the series, a letter column under Snyder's long-running "Under the Gun" title, an index to the previous 26 issues and... something else quite unexpected that I think some people will quite enjoy. I'll leave it as a surprise for those who haven't gotten the book yet, but I will say it'll take some time to absorb (it's 12 pages of the book).

Available now or soon from the usual sources, including direct from Robin Snyder over here with the other Snyder/Ditko publications, now by popular demand accepting PayPal. Retailers who are interested in making the books available to their customers should contact Snyder for wholesale rates.

And while it may be the end of The 32 Series, it's not the end of SD Publishing, so expect news on their next book soon.



November 29, 2018

--Link-- Ditko Kickstarter - DOWN MEMORY LANE

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Latest SD Publishing Kickstarter is now up. DOWN MEMORY LANE is the hook, and possibly the title, and it has something to do with the THE AVENGING MIND book published 10 years ago, which kicked off the long series of "Ditko's 32s" that has run for 26 issues to date, the latest earlier this year. The featured image is from the inside cover of THE AVENGING MIND.

It will no doubt, after the Kickstarter is over, also be available direct from Snyder, along with most of the previous books, details here.

November 20, 2018

New Ditko - MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER NO. 27

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Now available, TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER NO. 27, the latest release from Snyder and Ditko. The book leads off with the 8-page "If...Then... The Game", continuing a feature from the late 20th century and the first posthumous release of original material from Ditko. The rest of the book is a voyage through Ditko's work in the first six decades of his professional career, with samples of his Charlton work in the 1950s and 1970s and his independent work from the other decades.

Available now or soon from the usual sources, including direct from Robin Snyder over here with the other Snyder/Ditko publications, now by popular demand accepting PayPal. Retailers who are interested in making the books available to their customers should contact Snyder for wholesale rates.

There should be some news on the next book within the next week.

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