Steve Ditko is best known as the co-creator, with Stan Lee, of Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, and other classic Marvel and DC characters. But, in the context of Steve Ditko's 50-year career in comics, his creative involvement with Spider-Man is merely the tip of the iceberg. Strange & Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko is a coffee table art book tracing Ditko's life and career, his unparalleled stylistic innovations, and his strict adherence to his philosophical principles, with lush displays of obscure and popular art from the thousands of pages of comics hes drawn over the last 55 years.
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“The book is an extremely satisfying archive of the artist's work, both famous and obscure, and... it intensely documents the twists and turns of his career.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review
“An essential tribute to one of pop culture's most essential creators. Grade A+” — SciFi
“A glorious celebration... beautifully designed.” — Entertainment Weekly
“This truly special book reveals the life of a fiercely independent man who has always lived in interesting times. Bell gives us a history of American comic books and the history of an exceptional American comic book creator — the complete package.” — Comic Book Bin
“Masterful… With passionate yet unremittingly objective scholarship, Bell chronicles the life and work of this notoriously reclusive and stubborn artist.” — Barnes & Noble Review
“This book is a must for the old grouch’s many fans, and should convert some new ones, too. Recommended and then some.” — Minneapolis City Pages