June 16, 2016

--Link-- Ditko's MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER #19 Kickstarter

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Still time to back the latest Snyder/Ditko Kickstarter, TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER #19.

No details yet on exactly what will be in there, beyond the cover from Charlton's TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER #3 [1957], but you can see what was in the previous issue (#16) over here for an idea of what they're including.

May 6, 2016

New Ditko - MR. A. #18

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Now available, MR. A. #18, featuring two new stories, "Mr. A. and the Horror" (11 pages) and "The Score" (20 pages), both done for the second issue of the unpublished 1991 series, and a previously unpublished iconic Mr. A. pin-up.

Ordering info for MR. A. #18 and earlier Snyder/Ditko publications is over on this page.

February 29, 2016

--Link-- MR. A. #18 Kickstarter by Snyder/Ditko

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Latest Snyder/Ditko Kickstarter is live:

This time it's another issue of MR. A., this one being called MR. A. #18, after the previous #15. As usual, don't ask me to explain the numbering. Maybe TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER #16 and OUT OF THIS WORLD #17 fill in the numbers between them, even though they also continue the numbering from the Charlton books of those titles. With this numbering, it could be:

#1 - MR. A [1973]
#2 - AVENGING WORLD [1973]
#3 - ..WHA..!? [1975]
#4 -  MR. A [1975]

I'm not sure which books in this system make up #5 to #14. Two issues of CHARLTON ACTION? Three issues of DITKO'S WORLD? THE SAFEST PLACE? STRANGE AVENGING TALES? LASZLO'S HAMMER? THE MOCKER? STATIC? THE COVER SERIES? See if you can come up with a combination that gets you to ten books to fill in the numbering...

Based on the image on the Kickstarter page, this might be the material produced in 1991 and advertised for what would have been MR. A. #2, with the stories "The Horror" and "The Score".


February 10, 2016

Upcoming Ditko - #25

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In case you missed it, next in Ditko's series of 32-pagers is #25, and features the return of The Madman, I believe his 8th story since his debut in DITKO PRESENTS [2009].

Details on Ditko/Snyder publications is here, as usual. If there's a Kickstarter for this one I'll post a link when it goes live, or keep an eye on this page.

January 26, 2016

New Ditko - Ditko #24 and Ditkomania

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Now available, Ditko's 32-page series hits #24 with the aptly named #24, and DITKOMANIA #94.

Ordering info for #24 and the earlier Ditko/Snyder publications is on this page, while DITKOMANIA info (including copies of some earlier issues) is over here.

January 2, 2016

Ditko in 2015 wrapup

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Busy year for new and reprint Ditko in 2014. As usual, go here for the occasionally updated list going back to 2005.

Robin Snyder and Steve Ditko's publishing continued with two all new books in their 32-page series, some reprint and previously unpublished material in two revivals of old Charlton titles, a 40th anniversary reprint of a Mr. A. book and the final three installments in the FOUR-PAGE SERIES of essays.

Ditko also contributed to a few issues of Robin Snyder's newsletter THE COMICS, including a wraparound cover on the January 2015 issue.

A few things from other publishers, the most noteworthy is STEVE DITKO'S WEIRD COMICS #1, from Mort Todd, reprinting coloured versions of five black and white stories Ditko did under Todd's editorship of MONSTERS ATTACK in 1989/1990. Also some stuff from DC, IDW, Marvel and others.

December 4, 2015

Upcoming Ditko - #24 Kickstarter

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Now on Kickstarter, the next new Ditko comic, #24, featuring The !?, The Cape and The Outline, based on the cover.

Higher funding levels let you catch up on the previous 23 issues you may have missed, or all of the in-print Snyder/Ditko publications.

For those catching up:

The !?
DITKO PRESENTS [2009]
ACT 4 [2010]
ACT 7, SEVEN, MAKING 12, TWELVE, OF DITKO'S 32S [2011]
A DITKO #15 [2011]
ATE TEA N - 18 [2013]
#2OWW1 [2014]

The Cape
DITKO, ETC... [2008]
DITKO CONTINUED... [2009]
A DITKO ACT TWO [2010]
A DITKO ACT 3 [2010]
ACT 4 [2010]
DITKO #5 - FIVE ACT [2010]
ACT 6 [2011]
A DITKO #14 [2011]
A DITKO #15 [2011]
#16 - SIXTEEN [2012]
#17 - SEVENTEEN [2012]
ATE TEA N - 18 [2013]
#20 [2014]
#2OWW3OWW [2015]

The Outline
DITKO, ETC... [2008]
DITKO CONTINUED... [2009]
A DITKO ACT 3 [2010]
ACT 4 [2010]
DITKO #5 - FIVE ACT [2010]
ACT 6 [2011]
#16 - SIXTEEN [2012]
#17 - SEVENTEEN [2012]
#20 [2014]
#2OWW1 [2014]
#22 [2015]

November 18, 2015

Marvel Comics Presents #14 [1989]

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Out of 26 stories featuring The Masked Marvel with the Speedball effect by Ditko that Marvel published from 1988 to 1991, this 8-page story "The Feathered Felon" from MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #14 [1989], midway through the 10-issue series run of SPEEDBALL, was the only one that Ditko inked himself, in addition to his usual plotting and penciling work (Jo Duffy provides the script). Comparing it to the other stories, that's a shame, since it's probably my favourite of the Masked Marvel stories. Most of the other inking on the character was acceptable, some of it was really not suited to Ditko's style, none of it was quite Ditko.

This is also a pretty fun story. The felon of the title is a mysterious bird creature which swoops down at random and steals various objects, including the briefcase of Robbie Baldwin's father, which has some documents essential for a case he's prosecuting. Robbie tries to use his powers to follow the felon, but a combination of his general lack of control and the sheer randomness of the felon make it difficult. There's a nice combination of super-heroics and Robbie's civilian life in this story, and a good look at a few of the major themes that pop up in many of the stories.



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