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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 Amazingimage1 (18) 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

About The Author

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Matt Wood is a high school English teacher in North Arkansas. His classroom is littered with comic book posters and notes about Hawthorne that are as difficult to decipher as they are to be interested in. Not Matt's fault though, Nathaniel Hawthorne isn't too terribly interesting to begin with. Matt is so close to getting his Masters Degree in English he can practically taste the student debt that awaits him. His priorities are in the right place though, he makes sure there isn't a day that goes by that he hasn't read a comic book. He lives with lovely wife, Mara, and a well-behave cat named Tanner next to a golf course and neighbor that will talk to you regardless of any sense of urgency you may display.

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