Steve Ditko co-creator and Doctor of Spider -Man dies aged 90. Artist Steve Ditko who co-created of Spider-Man and the other-worldly shimmer of Doctor Strange, Steve Ditko has died at the age of 90 on Friday.
Steve Ditko co-creator and Doctor of Spider -Man dies aged 90
According to The New York Police Department confirmed his death to The Hollywood Reporter. the comic artist was found in his apartment on June 29 and it is believed he died about two days earlier.
Ditko was best known for co-creating Spider-Man, creating the character’s signature characteristics such as his costume, the web shooters and the red and blue colour scheme after Lee was unsatisfied with Jack Kirby’s original designs.
Today, the Marvel family mourns the loss of Steve Ditko. Steve transformed the industry and the Marvel Universe, and his legacy will never be forgotten. Our thoughts are with his family, loved ones, and fans during this sad time. https://t.co/uKKR9oClqg pic.twitter.com/1ovYnE8Y2V
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 7, 2018
Spider-man debuted in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962, and became one of the most popular Marvel characters, promoting Marvel to launch the Amazing Spider-Man, the character’s first standalone series with Ditko and Lee at the helm.
In 1963 his second co-creation with Lee, Doctor Strange debuted.
After his stint with Marvel, Dikto worked with Charlton Comics, and then later moved to Marvel competitor DC Comics in 1968, where he created the Creeper, a minor Batman villain who has made several appearances in the DC continuity as recently as 2017.
Some of Ditko’s other works include Squirrel Girl, Mr A and Captain Atom.