September 22, 2016

Reminder, Ditko Kickstarter

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Quick reminder, less than a day to go on the current Ditko/Snyder Kickstarter, for a pair of books, one all new, one primarily reprint. Over here.

September 11, 2016

--Link-- Kickstarter #13, OUT OF THIS WORLD and #25

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Currently soliciting funding is the 13th Kickstarter campaign from Robin Snyder and Steve Ditko. This time another issue of OUT OF THIS WORLD (presumably "#20", as the numbering of these things tends to go) and #25, the appropriately named twenty-fifth issue of this series of 32-page publications they've done since 2008.

OUT OF THIS WORLD #20 features the spectacular cover from Charlton's OUT OF THIS WORLD #4 [1957], so there's a good chance that it'll have the 8-page story "From All Our Darkrooms..." from that issue as well. A favourite of mine, with some clever visuals. No doubt some other quality reprints and maybe some never before seen stuff as well, as these books tend to have.

#25 cover features Ditko's The Madman, which will be the 8th story to feature the character. If you're catching up, check out:

DITKO PRESENTS [2009]
A DITKO ACT TWO [2010]
DITKO #5 - FIVE ACT [2010]
ACT 8, MAKING LUCKY 13, THIRTEEN DITKO'S 32s [2011]
#16 - SIXTEEN [2012]
#9 TEEN [2014]
#22 [2015]

And no doubt a lot more.

You know, with 32+ pages of original content every issue, the set of Ditko's 32s might have more pages of new Ditko work than any other series, or close to it...

June 16, 2016

--Link-- Ditko's MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER #19 Kickstarter

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Still time to back the latest Snyder/Ditko Kickstarter, TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER #19.

No details yet on exactly what will be in there, beyond the cover from Charlton's TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER #3 [1957], but you can see what was in the previous issue (#16) over here for an idea of what they're including.

May 6, 2016

New Ditko - MR. A. #18

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Now available, MR. A. #18, featuring two new stories, "Mr. A. and the Horror" (11 pages) and "The Score" (20 pages), both done for the second issue of the unpublished 1991 series, and a previously unpublished iconic Mr. A. pin-up.

Ordering info for MR. A. #18 and earlier Snyder/Ditko publications is over on this page.

February 29, 2016

--Link-- MR. A. #18 Kickstarter by Snyder/Ditko

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Latest Snyder/Ditko Kickstarter is live:

This time it's another issue of MR. A., this one being called MR. A. #18, after the previous #15. As usual, don't ask me to explain the numbering. Maybe TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER #16 and OUT OF THIS WORLD #17 fill in the numbers between them, even though they also continue the numbering from the Charlton books of those titles. With this numbering, it could be:

#1 - MR. A [1973]
#2 - AVENGING WORLD [1973]
#3 - ..WHA..!? [1975]
#4 -  MR. A [1975]

I'm not sure which books in this system make up #5 to #14. Two issues of CHARLTON ACTION? Three issues of DITKO'S WORLD? THE SAFEST PLACE? STRANGE AVENGING TALES? LASZLO'S HAMMER? THE MOCKER? STATIC? THE COVER SERIES? See if you can come up with a combination that gets you to ten books to fill in the numbering...

Based on the image on the Kickstarter page, this might be the material produced in 1991 and advertised for what would have been MR. A. #2, with the stories "The Horror" and "The Score".


February 10, 2016

Upcoming Ditko - #25

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In case you missed it, next in Ditko's series of 32-pagers is #25, and features the return of The Madman, I believe his 8th story since his debut in DITKO PRESENTS [2009].

Details on Ditko/Snyder publications is here, as usual. If there's a Kickstarter for this one I'll post a link when it goes live, or keep an eye on this page.

January 26, 2016

New Ditko - Ditko #24 and Ditkomania

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Now available, Ditko's 32-page series hits #24 with the aptly named #24, and DITKOMANIA #94.

Ordering info for #24 and the earlier Ditko/Snyder publications is on this page, while DITKOMANIA info (including copies of some earlier issues) is over here.

January 2, 2016

Ditko in 2015 wrapup

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Busy year for new and reprint Ditko in 2014. As usual, go here for the occasionally updated list going back to 2005.

Robin Snyder and Steve Ditko's publishing continued with two all new books in their 32-page series, some reprint and previously unpublished material in two revivals of old Charlton titles, a 40th anniversary reprint of a Mr. A. book and the final three installments in the FOUR-PAGE SERIES of essays.

Ditko also contributed to a few issues of Robin Snyder's newsletter THE COMICS, including a wraparound cover on the January 2015 issue.

A few things from other publishers, the most noteworthy is STEVE DITKO'S WEIRD COMICS #1, from Mort Todd, reprinting coloured versions of five black and white stories Ditko did under Todd's editorship of MONSTERS ATTACK in 1989/1990. Also some stuff from DC, IDW, Marvel and others.

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