November 15, 2017

--Link-- Mr. A. anthology Kickstarter


Now on Kickstarter, the next issue of Mr. A. which looks like it'll continue the version of his battle with The Knifer which began in the recent MR. A. #24.  It's a 48-page anthology comic, so will no doubt feature a lot more. The Kickstarter runs to December 19 so the book should be out early next year.

November 2, 2017

Happy Issue 90


Happy issue 90 to anyone that number is relevant to today.

November 1, 2017

Upcoming Ditko - Mystery project

Usually when we get a new issue of one of Ditko's 32-Pagers we get a preview of the cover of the next issue. Not so this time with the release of #26, which has this under "Coming Attraction":

What will this be? Good question. Maybe we'll have more of a clue when the next SD Publishing Kickstarter goes live.

New Ditko - #26 now available

It's that time again...

If your choice is the first one, than you should  know that:

#26, latest in the decade-old series of Ditko's 32-page collections, this time bringing a new chapter of Miss Eerie and other new and returning features. Get directly from SD Publishing (now accepting payment via PayPal), ordering info over here, or available now or soon from the usual sources (retailers interested in carrying the Snyder/Ditko line should contact Snyder for wholesale rates).

September 18, 2017

--Link-- Ditko's #26 ending on Kickstarter

One more day on Kickstarter for the next book from SD Publishing, titled #26 and being, of course, the 26th entry in the series of 32-page comics that began in 2008.  Main cover feature this time highlights the return of Miss Eerie, and also looks like we get some of The Hero, The Outline, The Grey Negotiator and more.

August 15, 2017

--Link-- Ditko's newest #26 on Kickstarter

Now on Kickstarter the next book from SD Publishing, titled #26 and being, of course, the 26th entry in the series of 32-page comics that began in 2008.  Main cover feature this time highlights the return of Miss Eerie. This will be the story eight for Miss Eerie, you can catch up with her previous adventures by getting:

A DITKO ACT 3 [2010]
ACT 6 [2011]
A DITKO #14 [2011]
#17 - SEVENTEEN [2012]
#20 [2014]
#2OWW3OWW [2015]

August 1, 2017

New Ditko - MR. A. #24

Now available from SD Publishing is MR. A. #24. The lead story is the first 10-page chapter of "Mr. A. And The Knifer", an alternate version of the story ""Mr. A. Faces The Knifer" which appeared in STEVE DITKO'S 176-PAGE PACKAGE HEROES [2000]. This version, and the cover, were originally done for the unpublished MR. A. series from the early 1990s.

Also included are "The Captive Spark", "In Principle : The Unchecked Premise", a Killjoy story, "The Explosive Silence" and a "The Hero" story, plus various Mr. A. illustrations and rarities.

Should be available now from the usual sources, including directly from Robin Snyder.

July 2, 2017

--Link-- Last call for MR. A. #24 Kickstarter

Just a quick reminder that the latest Kickstarter project from Steve Ditko and Robin Snyder wraps up its funding period later today, continuing the adventures of Mr. A. in his 50th anniversary year.

May 31, 2017

--Link-- MR. A. #24 Kickstarter

Now on Kickstarter, Steve Ditko's MR. A. #24, continuing the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the character. Co-publisher Robin Snyder reports that one of the previous issues (#18) is already sold-out from the publisher, and another (#15) might be soon.

May 17, 2017

New Ditko - Murder & The Hero


Now available Robin Snyder and Steve Ditko, two 48-page comics should be available from the usual sources, including Snyder directly.

MURDER #22 has five reprints from Charlton and four Ditko written and drawn stories from various sources, all under a cover from STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES #18 [1954].
"The Payoff" - STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES #20 [1954]
"Killer On The Loose" - CRIME AND JUSTICE #18 [1954]
"Illusion" - MONSTERS ATTACK #4 [1990]
"We're All Gray" - STEVE DITKO'S 160-PAGE PACKAGE [1999]
"Bonanza" - OUTLAWS OF THE WEST #81 [1970]
"The Night People" - THIS MAGAZINE IS HAUNTED #17 [1954]
"Social Justice" - MURDER #3 [1986]
"A Nice Quiet Place" - STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES #19 [1954]
"Ditko's J Series - A View Of Justice" - THE COLLECTOR #27 [1973]

THE HERO COMICS #23 has a variety of Ditko written and drawn reprints, including a Mr. A. page, The Missing Man and The Hero, plus an unfinished (uninked, unscripted) 17-page story featuring a new character named V?
"V? Vs. Frog-Man"
Backcover - Mr. A. #1 [1973]
"M...M...Meets The V...L..." - STEVE DITKO'S 80-PAGE PACKAGE THE MISSING MAN [1999]
"Ma's Detective Agency" - VANGUARD ILLUSTRATED #4 [1984]
"World of Characters" - THE MOCKER [1990]
Static ad - THE COMICS v11 #5 [2000]
"The Whisperer Wants To Be Heard" - STEVE DITKO'S 176-PAGE PACKAGE HEROES [2000]
"The Hero" - DITKO ONCE MORE [2009]

Ditko also has a short essay, "Choices" in the recent THE COMICS v28 #5.

May 5, 2017

New Ditko - "The Captive Spark" local reprint

If you're in the Plymouth, Wisconsin area, see if you can snag a copy of THE CURRENT v6#6 [May, 2017], a supplement to The Review newspaper. Editor Rodney Schroeter has included a reprint of the 4-page story "The Captive Spark" (originally from ..WHA..!? #1 [1975], most recently reprinted in MR. A. #21 [2017]), along with a short write-up about Ditko and covers of some of his recent comics.

Those not in the area can read it here, although it looks like only the most recent issue is available, so it'll be gone in a few weeks.

April 30, 2017

Upcoming Ditko - Mr. A. and #26

Robin Snyder updates us that coming up later this year is #26, continuing the series of 32-pagers Ditko has done over the last decade, and more Mr. A.

Also of note, MR. A. #18 from last year is already out of print, so if you're wanting a copy best get it soon from any of the retailers who might have it, and don't dawdle on getting the other recent books.

Also out of print are all of the FOUR-PAGE SERIES essay collections.

April 19, 2017

Upcoming (and not) Ditko - New projects and clarifications

Robin Snyder updates some of the upcoming projects, with MURDER #22 and THE HERO COMICS #23 from the latest Kickstarter on track for June (someday I have to sit down and figure out exactly what books logically fill in the numbering on that series, which I believe begins with the 1973 MR. A. #1).  Along with the regular monthly THE COMICS newsletters from Snyder (and you never know when Ditko will pop up in there) the autumn should see some more releases, including more Mr. A. and "the surprising return of an old character".

Meanwhile, it looks like the recent announcement of a hardcover Mr. A. collection coming out in October was a bit premature, and the book will not be coming out. I should have some more about that soon.

Edited to add,

"The Avenging World has been cancelled and will not be published. We have decided to work on other projects. We will continue to work on our own."
Robin Snyder

April 18, 2017

Martin L. Greim, R.I.P.

Mark Evanier reports the passing of Martin L. Greim.

Greim published COMIC CRUSADER and COMIC CRUSADER STORYBOOK from 1968 to 1977, which included a considerable amount of Ditko's independent work of the era, including several Mr. A. stories and the "H. Series" stories featuring D. Skys and The Screamer.  He also created his own comics, including David Manning - The Defender (seen below) and Thunderbunny.

April 1, 2017

Upcoming Ditko - Complete Mr. A.[Cancelled]

[ADDENDUM, April 18. Announcement was premature, more details when I get them]

[ADDENDUM, April 19:
"The Avenging World has been cancelled and will not be published. We have decided to work on other projects. We will continue to work on our own."
Robin Snyder

Original announcement preserved below for reference purposes]

So, apparently this was announced....

More info when I have more info.


More info

March 29, 2017

--Link-- Ditko MURDER and HERO COMICS Kickstarter


Currently on Kickstarter, two more Snyder/Ditko publications.

MURDER was a three issue anthology title Snyder put out through Renegade in 1986 (part of his REVOLVER series), with some Ditko work in each issue, although some of those have already been reprinted in recent Snyder/Ditko publications.  That cover is from Charlton's 1954 STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES #18, and there's quite a bit of Ditko stuff from the 1950s which could fit the theme, as well as some new material.

The Hero of HERO COMICS has been a regular of Ditko's 32-pagers for the last few years, plus there's the promise of some Mr. A. and a new character called V? among the mixed new and reprint contents of that book.

February 27, 2017

New Ditko - MR. A. #21

Now available from Robin Snyder and Steve Ditko is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first appearance of Ditko's creation Mr. A. in 1967 with the 48 page MR. A. #21.  This includes a reprint of the first Mr. A. story from WITZEND #3, a new 20-page story "Mr. A. and the Helpers", several of the iconic Mr. A. fanzine illustrations (some, like the cover, printed full-size for the first time in a widely available publication), three additional short reprint short stories ("The Captive Spark", "My Brother", "Libage vs. Chain") and a few more single pages on various topics, some of them pretty rare. Also included is the essay about Mr. A. that Ditko read for Ken Viola's documentary The Masters of Comic Book Art, in print for the first time, and another short new essay.

Should be available from the usual sources now or soon, including directly from Robin Snyder, contact details over here as usual.


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