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Ditko, Steve - TALES TO ASTONISH (1959-68) #61 Interior Page
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SOLD ON:  Monday, 03/23/2015 12:58 PM
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PUBLISHER: Marvel
COMMENTS: Pg. 6; Steve Ditko pencils, George Roussos inks; No credit cards accepted for payment of this item
Features Hulk battling the indestructible robot
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Pg. 6; Steve Ditko pencils, George Roussos inks; No credit cards accepted for payment of this item
Features Hulk battling the indestructible robot

This action packed interior page drawn by the talented Steve Ditko features the green goliath locked in combat with an indestructible robot created by Banner himself. The comic features the first appearance of Glenn Talbot, currently appearing on the popular television show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. With the forthcoming Ant-Man movie, pages from Tales to Astonish are in demand. Now is your chance to get a page from the series that started it all. Art is in excellent condition. No credit cards will be accepted for payment of this item.

Artists Information

Steve Ditko was an American comics artist and writer best known for being the co-creator of Marvel superhero Spider-Man and creator of Doctor Strange. He also made notable contributions to the character of Iron Man, revolutionizing the character's red and yellow design.

Ditko studied under Batman artist Jerry Robinson at the Cartoonist and Illustrators School in New York City. He began his professional career in 1953, working in the studio of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, beginning as an inker and coming under the influence of artist Mort Meskin. During this time, he began his long association with Charlton Comics, where he did work in the genres of science fiction, horror, and mystery. He also co-created the superhero Captain Atom in 1960.

During the 1950s, Ditko also drew for Atlas Comics, a forerunner of Marvel Comics. He went on to contribute much significant work to Marvel. Ditko was the artist for the first 38 issues of The Amazing Spider-Man, co-creating much of the Spider-Man supporting characters and villains with Stan Lee. Beginning with issue #25, Ditko was also credited as the plotter. In 1966, after being the exclusive artist on The Amazing Spider-Man and the "Doctor Strange" feature in Strange Tales, Ditko left Marvel for a variety of reasons, including creative differences and unpaid royalties.

Ditko continued to work for Charlton and also DC Comics, including a revamp of the long-running character the Blue Beetle and creating or co-creating the Question, the Creeper, Shade the Changing Man, and Hawk and Dove. Ditko also began contributing to small independent publishers, where he created Mr. A, a hero reflecting the influence of Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism. Ditko largely declined to give interviews, saying he preferred to communicate through his work.

Ditko was inducted into the comics industry's Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1990 and into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994. He will be posthumously honored as a Disney Legend in 2024.

George Roussos also known under the pseudonym George Bell, was an American comic book artist best known as one of Jack Kirby's Silver Age inkers, including on landmark early issues of Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four. Over five decades, he created artwork for numerous publishers, including EC Comics, and he was a staff colorist for Marvel Comics.


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