November 2, 2018

Happy 91


November 2, 1927, Steve Ditko born

Couldn't quite get up to 91 publications there for the photo (I guess if I stretched things a bit I could), I'm hoping by next year I can get up to 92.

September 4, 2018

--Link-- Ditko Kickstarter "Something Different"

Robin Snyder now has the next SD Publishing project up at Kickstarter, promising "Something Different" in the 48-page anthology which will be published later this year.

And a reminder that a treasure trove of Snyder/Ditko published comics are just a quick mail order away, including most of the books from the previous Kickstarter campaigns, but more of them are going out of print.

August 22, 2018

New Ditko - KONGA #25

Now available from SD Publishing, the 48 page KONGA #25, picking up the numbering from Charlton's FANTASTIC GIANTS #24 in 1966, which had continued from the 23 issue run of KONGA from 1960 to 1965.  The opening story features the title character in "The Land Of The Frozen Giants" from KONGA #8 [1962] and then there are seven more Charlton published short stories dating from 1957 to 1962, all of them sharply reprinted in black and white.

"The Cheapest Steak In Nome" - MYSTERIES OF UNEXPLORED WORLDS #7 [1958]
"The Size Secret" - KONGA #9 [1962]
"The Thing From Below" - OUT OF THIS WORLD #5 [1957]
"Flying Dutchman" - OUT OF THIS WORLD #4 [1957]
"Manana" - OUT OF THIS WORLD #9 [1958]
"Imagination" - OUT OF THIS WORLD #8 [1958]
"Why He Survived" - KONGA #8 [1962]

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. Retailers who are interested in making the books available to their costumers should contact Snyder for wholesale rates.

Snyder informs me that a few more of their older issues have gone out of print (ACT 3 and #20), so don't hesitate if there's anything you need. On the flip side, there are new editions of some of the FOUR-PAGE SERIES issues available, #5 and #6, which are available for US$1.50 postpaid (US$2.50 international).

July 27, 2018

New Ditko - DITKOMANIA #96

Now available, DITKOMANIA #96, featuring art and articles on a variety of Ditko work, including the Starman series with Paul Levitz that he did for a year, a look at his short stories published in QUESTAR, an article on the Charlton horror comics hosts and how Ditko integrated them into the stories.

Ordering info from publisher/editor Rob Imes over here, along with free PDF downloads of some earlier issues. Imes indicates that he hopes to get another issue out this year so contact him if you're interested in submitting anything.

July 7, 2018

S. Ditko


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"

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

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)


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.