July 21, 2014

--Link-- MR. A. Kickstarter by Snyder/Ditko

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The newest Kickstarter from Robin Snyder and Steve Ditko, for a MR. A. project, is now live until August 20, 2014. $2300 goal, well on the way to that already. Note that unlike the last few Kickstarter projects, this one does have international shipping as an option, as well as an option to be listed in the acknowledgements for a nominal pledge without directly ordering the book, if you prefer to get it from another source.

June 11, 2014

--Link-- Ditko's #20 Kickstarter last day

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Less than one day left to pledge to the latest Kickstarter from Robin Snyder and Steve Ditko, for publication of #20, the next in Ditko's long-running series of 32-pagers. It's already past its target, so it'll be funded, and Snyder's been pretty quick about getting these out once they're funded.

June 4, 2014

Upcoming Ditko - KILL THE FACE collection

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After last year's THE RETURN OF THE ORIGINAL SKYMAN PENCIL PORTFOLIO #1, ACE Comics has a collection of Ditko's three issues of WHAT IS... THE FACE? from 1986-7 coming out, in colour for the first time, under the title KILL THE FACE with Alex Toth's cover to #3 up front and also available as a mini-poster with pre-orders.

My previous post on the first issue is here:

What Is... The Face #1 [1986]




May 28, 2014

Ghostly Tales #75 [1969]

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This Charlton comic closes with the 8-page Ditko story "No Other Man". Mr. Dedd is our narrator, telling the story of the widow of Roger Wimm and her attempt to transform her lovestruck lawyer into a duplicate of her late husband for his ghost to inhabit. Very strange and cynical story, Ditko's in top form on the facial expressions which really sell the story.

This story is also featured on the cover of the issue, but that illustration is done by Jim Aparo, who does a good job on his version of the climactic scene.

May 26, 2014

Panels of Ditko

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That man might be crazy, but Robin Snyder and Steve Ditko will gladly take your money for new Ditko comics, now on Kickstarter.

May 16, 2014

Old goof-off bit by me

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Sorting through my files, I found this silly little thing I put together as a banner for the site when the Mr. A reprint came out a few years ago. Just wanted to post it here so I can always find it.



May 15, 2014

New Ditko - THE FOUR-PAGE SERIES #6

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Ditko's THE FOUR-PAGE SERIES continues with the sixth issue, featuring the following essays, now added to the master list:

“#28: Red Flag”
“#35: FP: Comic Book Fan Packs”
“#33: X's 'Idea'”
“#23: The Intolerable Other”
“#36: CC: The Caller and the Called”
“#30: Repeater, Spreader, Reinforcer”
“#37: Start & Finish”

“#28: Red Flag” also appeared in #9 TEEN (it's really short), the rest are new. More details on the contents soon. Copies are available  for $1.50 US, $2.50 International from:
Robin Snyder
3745 Canterbury Lane #81
Bellingham, WA
98225-1186 USA

More details on books available from Snyder here. You can also get copies of THE FOUR-PAGE SERIES in some tiers of pledges for the current Kickstarter for Ditko's #20.

May 14, 2014

New Ditko - DITKOMANIA #93

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Just in, DITKOMANIA #93 featuring everything you need to know about Ditko's early 1960s monster features Konga and Gorgo. Some great colour covers on this one and a lot to digest inside, including an article by Stephen Bissette.

Regular subscribers and backers of the Kickstarter should have copies soon. For everyone else, ordering info here, as usual, plus a few PDF copies of earlier issues.

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