Steve Ditko

About

Ditko was born on November 2, 1927 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, [2][3] the son of first-generation American Rusyn immigrants from the former Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia), [4] father Stephen Ditko, an artistically talented master carpenter at a steel mill, and mother Anna, a homemaker. The second-oldest child in a working-class family, he was preceded by sister Anna Marie, [4] and followed by sister Elizabeth and brother Patrick.[1] Inspired by his father's love of newspaper comic strips, particularly Hal Foster's Prince Valiant, Ditko found his interest in comics accelerated by the introduction of the superhero Batman in 1939, and by Will Eisner's The Spirit, which appeared in a tabloid-sized comic-book insert in Sunday newspapers.[5] Ditko in junior high school was part of a group of students who crafted wooden models of German airplanes to aid civilian World War II aircraft-spotters.[5] Upon graduating from Greater Johnstown High School in 1945, [5] he enlisted in the U.S. Army on October 26, 1945, [4] and did military service in Allied-occupied Germany, where he drew comics for an Army newspaper.[5]

Titles

Character Twists

Steve Ditko

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Opening Acts

Steve Ditko

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Konga #1

Dick Giordano and Steve Ditko

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Ditko's Shorts

Steve Ditko

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Stan Lee's How to Draw Superheroes

Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, et al.

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Marvel Universe by John Byrne Omnibus Vol. 2

Steve Ditko and George Tuska

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The Creativity of Ditko

Steve Ditko

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Comics about Cartoonists: Stories about the World's Oddest...

Winsor McCay, Jack Kirby, et al.

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Ditko's Monsters: Gorgo!

Joe Gill and Steve Ditko

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Impossible Tales

Steve Ditko

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Cannon

Wallace Wood and Steve Ditko

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Overture

Steve Ditko

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Regards, Ditko: An exploration into the mind of Steve Ditko

Steve Ditko and Jaison Chahwala

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Curtain

Steve Ditko

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It Came From the Public Domain #5

Christopher Watts, Joe Gill, et al.

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Marvel-Verse: Doctor Strange Gn-Tpb

Marvel Comics, Roger Stern, et al.

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