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John Vest On Early Steve Ditko
posted February 16, 2010

I've enjoyed seeing the Steve Ditko images posted the last few days with links to his earlier stories. The past couple of years have been an interesting time for reading Ditko between his older material reissued in archival hardbacks, the release of his six new self-published comics, and his recent essays. Sometimes ordering Ditko's new titles and Ditkomania and The Comics! through the mail feels like going full circle from collecting independents in the seventies.

There's an awesome quality about Ditko's latest comics. Seeing some of his self-published works carried in the Sparkplug store with contemporary small press creators is also kind of wonderful.