Steve DitkoMost can only speculate on what Steve Ditko is all about, and this bio is no exception. His bibliography is lengthy, and includes Doctor Strange, Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, The Question, Mr. A, The Creeper, Tales of the Mysterious Traveler, Hawk and Dove, Shade the Changing Man, Static and Dark Dominion. Paramount to Steve Ditko's credits is his co-creation of Spider-Man. He is the artist who defined his look, costume and to a large extent, the plots of his earliest adventures. Despite the fact that most fans feel unfit to touch the hem of his garment, for various reasons, Mr. Ditko refuses himself any victory laps, and his regard for his creation and past work may never be completely understood by anyone but himself. Mr. Ditko is the equivalent of an Elseworld's Paul McCartney, a Paul McCartney who never spoke of or sung to the world another Beatles song after the last recording session ended years ago. As for Mr. Ditko's Spider-Man artwork, not much of it remains. Rumors suggest he recycled the backs of pages for other stories, or that he destroyed pages outright, even using them to sop up spills. Whether or not these whispers are true, one thing remains certain. There isn't much Spider-Man artwork drawn by the creator of Spider-Man out there – and few will ever have the privilege, or even the opportunity, to own a piece of Steve Ditko's mysterious legacy and his gift to the world.
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