RIP, Mr. Ditko. As an 8-year old I saw the cover of Spider-Man #4 on the newsstand,  a four-panel layout with Spider-Man fighting the Sandman. I was fascinated -- this was pure horror and I couldn't figure out who the "good guy" was. I asked my mother could she ple-e-e-ase buy it and she said no. Eventually I got a subscription and still have a run of about the last 10 Ditko Spider-Man issues. I also have The Hawk and the Dove, The Creeper, and some other oddities from after he left Marvel. Those Dr Strange interdimensional fights with Baron Mordo and Dread Dormammu are pure visual poetry.

- tom moody 7-07-2018 9:57 pm

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