September 28, 2014

--Link-- Ditko's #2oww1 Kickstarter

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Now accepting pledges is the latest Ditko/Snyder Kickstarter for #2oww1, the twenty-first in Ditko's current series of comics, to feature returning characters The Outline, The Grey Negotiator and The !? and more (possibly something called "The ES"?).

September 27, 2014

New and Upcoming Ditko - MR. A. #15 and others

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To catch up some...

Now available from Robin Snyder is MR. A. #15.  This contains two new Mr. A. stories, "The Best Deal" (20-pages) and "Exploder" (11-pages), that Ditko originally intended for the first issue of a MR. A. series solicited but unpublished by AAA circa 1990, the front and back cover for that issue and a classic Mr. A. page first seen on the back cover of the 1973 issue of MR. A.

To anticipate the inevitable question, I do not know the exact reasoning for the "#15" designation, but will note that the following 14 prior publications contained at least one original story featuring Mr. A. (many others contained single page Mr. A. features):

WITZEND #3 [1967]
WITZEND #4 [1968]
COMIC CRUSADER #6 [1969]
COMIC CRUSADER #7 [1969]
GRAPHIC ILLUSIONS #1 [1971]
THE COLLECTOR #26 [1972]
COMIC CRUSADER #13 [1972]
SENSE OF WONDER #11 [1972]
MR. A #1 [1973]
MR. A #2 [1975]
COMIC CRUSADER STORYBOOK [1978]
STEVE DITKO'S 176-PAGE PACKAGE HEROES [2000]
DITKO CONTINUED... [2009]
OH, NO! NOT AGAIN, DITKO! [2009]

And I thought I had posted about it before, but apparently not, so I'll just mention that #20 (or as I still like to call it, "#SNAKE FACE") is also out, with Miss Eerie, The Cape and more. It also announces the next book in the series, which appears to be called #2oww1 and will feature The Outline, The !? and The Grey Negotiator. THE FOUR-PAGE SERIES might have some more issues, and while I can't say for certain that more Mr. A. is in the pipeline, I will note that Ditko kept the "Coming: The Origin Of Mr. A." blurb on the last page of "The Best Deal".

August 20, 2014

--Link-- MR. A. Kickstarter last call

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Last day for the latest Snyder/Ditko Kickstarter, this one for Ditko's MR. A.  Check it out.

July 21, 2014

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

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The newest Kickstarter from Robin Snyder and Steve Ditko, for a MR. A. project, is now live until August 20, 2014. $2300 goal, well on the way to that already. Note that unlike the last few Kickstarter projects, this one does have international shipping as an option, as well as an option to be listed in the acknowledgements for a nominal pledge without directly ordering the book, if you prefer to get it from another source.

June 11, 2014

--Link-- Ditko's #20 Kickstarter last day

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Less than one day left to pledge to the latest Kickstarter from Robin Snyder and Steve Ditko, for publication of #20, the next in Ditko's long-running series of 32-pagers. It's already past its target, so it'll be funded, and Snyder's been pretty quick about getting these out once they're funded.

June 4, 2014

Upcoming Ditko - KILL THE FACE collection

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After last year's THE RETURN OF THE ORIGINAL SKYMAN PENCIL PORTFOLIO #1, ACE Comics has a collection of Ditko's three issues of WHAT IS... THE FACE? from 1986-7 coming out, in colour for the first time, under the title KILL THE FACE with Alex Toth's cover to #3 up front and also available as a mini-poster with pre-orders.

My previous post on the first issue is here:

What Is... The Face #1 [1986]




May 28, 2014

Ghostly Tales #75 [1969]

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This Charlton comic closes with the 8-page Ditko story "No Other Man". Mr. Dedd is our narrator, telling the story of the widow of Roger Wimm and her attempt to transform her lovestruck lawyer into a duplicate of her late husband for his ghost to inhabit. Very strange and cynical story, Ditko's in top form on the facial expressions which really sell the story.

This story is also featured on the cover of the issue, but that illustration is done by Jim Aparo, who does a good job on his version of the climactic scene.

May 26, 2014

Panels of Ditko

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That man might be crazy, but Robin Snyder and Steve Ditko will gladly take your money for new Ditko comics, now on Kickstarter.

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