In this episode more than others, we focus on an artists’ run of a series as opposed to a team or a writer. While the first 38 issues of Amazing Spider-Man definitely were a collaboration between Ditko and Lee, our episode is dedicated to the artist’s contribution. Not only is Steve Ditko’s Amazing Spider-Man a showcase of his very captivating and personal artistic style, it is also considered one of the most important tenures on any comic book series. It delivers numerous classic stories that introduces one of the best superhero rouges galleries as well as some of the greatest secondary characters. Had Ditko with Lee not produced Spider-Man together, who knows where comics would be today, if they would have existed at all.
This episode covers Amazing Fantasy #15, Amazing Spider-Man #1-15, Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1, Amazing Spider-Man #16-28, Amazing Spider-Man Annual 2, Amazing Spider-Man #29-38.
Make sure to check out our next episode as we explore the gritty streets of Gotham in Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s Gotham Central.
Link to the Jonathan Ross documentary on Ditko for the BBC.
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Sunday(5-15-16)- Companion Article: Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark’s Gotham Central (Gotham Central #1-40)
Friday (5-19-16)- Podcast: Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark’s Gotham Central
Sunday (5-29-16)- Companion Article: Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo’s Fantastic Four (Fantastic Four vol 3. #60-70, vol.1 500-524)
Friday (6-2-16)- Podcast: Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo’s Fantastic Four
Sunday (6-12-16)- Companion Article: Dwayne McDuffie’s Icon (Icon #1-8, 13, 19-22, 24-27, 30)
Friday (6-16-16)- Podcast: Dwayne McDuffie’s Icon
Sunday (6-26-16)- Companion Article: Grant Morrison’s Animal Man( Animal Man #1-26)
Friday (6-30-16)- Podcast: Grant Morrison’s Animal Man with special guest Bobby Shortle
Sunday (7-10-16)- Companion Article: Terry Moore’s Echo (Echo 1-30)
Friday (7-14-16)- Podcast: Terry Moore’s Echo