October 12, 2009

Mr. A. Bibliography, 4th draft

Robin Snyder has gotten some additional information on the first printings of Ditko's Mr. A material over the last four decades, and provided this update. As you can see, there are still a number of question marks, so if you have any old fanzines or know anyone who does please pass this on and comment here or contact Robin directly if you have any leads.

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Mr. A, 4th draft




Mr. A (5) witzend 3, 1967
Comic Vendor 5 ?
Mr. A (10) witzend 4, 1968
Mr. A (1) c. 1968 and reprinted in COLLECTION, p. 19, bottom right [ever published in a fanzine?]
Mr. A (1) c. 1968 and reprinted in COLLECTION, p. 20; a variation of the spot in Eon 3 [ever published in a fanzine?]
Differo 2 ?
Mr. A (1) Comic Crusader 4, Dec. 1968, reprinted COLLECTION, p. 20, lower left
Mr. A (1) Sense of Wonder 6, Dec. 1968 cover, reprinted COLLECTION, p. 19, top right
Mr. A (1) Comic Crusader 5, Spring 1969, reprinted COLLECTION, p. 20, lower right
“The Avenging World” (10) witzend 6, Spring 1969
Mr. A: “Violence, the Phoney Issue” Guts 5, Summer 1969
Mr. A: “What Happens to a Man When He Refuses to Uphold the Good?” (4) Comic Crusader 6 Summer, 1969
Mr. A: “What Happens to a Man When He Refuses to Uphold the Good?”, conclusion (4) Comic Crusader 7 Fall, 1969
Mr. A spot Journey into Comics 5, 1969
Mr. A (1) Eon 3, 1969
Mr. A (1) Super Adventures 10, 1969, reprinted COLLECTION, p. 42
Mr. A (1) published in fanzine included in k-a mailing #59, September 1969, but what is the name of that fanzine?


Comic Artist 6, 1969 ?
Junk 1, 1969 ?
Donald Campbell’s Differo 3, 1969 ?
Campbell’s Drift 1, 1969?


“The Avenging World”, part 2 (8) witzend 7, Spring 1970
Mr. A (1) The Collector 19, May 1970, reprinted COLLECTION, p. 19, bottom left
Mr. A (1) All Stars 2, 1970, reprinted COLLECTION, p. 20, upper left
Assorted Superlatives 1971 ?
Mr. A (5) Graphic Illusions Summer 1971
Graphic Illusions back cover, reprinted COLLECTION, p. 49
(The cover and feature listed above were originally intended for Keith Tucker’s Graphic Illustrations, 3, 1969)
Mr. A (8) Comic Crusader 13, 1972
Mr. A: “The Defenders” (6) Sense of Wonder 11, Spring 1972
The Collector 26, Summer 1972 wrap-around cover
Mr. A: “When Is a Man to be Judged Evil?” (6) The Collector 26, Summer 1972
Mr. A San Diego Comic-Con 1972 reprinted COLLECTION, p. 70
Mr. A: “The Polluters” (1) Chronicle 3, March 1973, reprinted COLLECTION, p. 19, top left
Mr. A (1) Quintessence 22, May 1973, reprinted COLLECTION, p. 43


Mr. A 1973 cover
“...Right to Kill” (9) Mr. A 1973
Mr. A 1973 bc


Epoch 4, ? 1973 ifc, reprinted COLLECTION, p. 61


Mr. A 2, 1975 cover
Mr. A: “Count Rogue” (16) Mr. A 2
Mr. A (16) Mr. A 2
Ad for Mr. A vs. The Polluters Mr. A 2 back cover

Mr. A: “To the San Diego Con of 75” San Diego Comic-Con 1975
Mr. A: “..to the San Diego Comic-Con of 1976” San Diego Comic Con 1976
Mr. A (10) Comic Crusader Storybook 1978



Mr. A (1) c. 1969, The Ditko Collection, 1985; this piece is a variation of the cover to The Collector 26, 1972
Narration by Ditko, Masters of Comic Book Art 1989 (Rhino Home Video)


Ad for Mr. A 1991 includes cover images of numbers 1-3
Mr. A (1) Sticker #1 Steve Ditko’s Mr. A Collector’s Sticker Series #1 1991 (Allied American Artists)
Mr. A 1, 1990 back cover The Comics! November 1999


Steve Ditko's 176-Page Package: Heroes November 2000 cover
“Mr. A and the Knifer” (30) Steve Ditko's 176-Page Package: Heroes 2000

…Ditko Continued… Jan. 2009 cover
Mr. A (4) …Ditko Continued… Jan. 2009
Oh, No! Not Again, Ditko! March 2009 cover
Mr. A, conclusion (4) Oh, No! Not Again, Ditko! March 2009

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