It has come to our attention that the legendary comic book artist Steve Ditko has passed away at age 90. Ditko is most famous for being the very first artist for Spider-Man, creating the iconic look that we all associate with everyone's favourite web-slinger, as well as a large portion of his most famous rogues during his 38 issue run at the beginning of the Spider-Man series. He had a hand in creating Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, Mysterio, Kraven, Sandman, The Lizard, Electro,Vulture, Chameleon, as well as J. Jonah Jameson, Aunt May, Gwen Stacy and Harry Osborn. And let us also not forget that he was the lead artist on the debut of another of Marvel's iconic pantheon, being Doctor Strange, and deserves special credit for his works on other legendary characters both in Marvel and DC. His resume includeds runs on Blue Beetle, The Question, The Creeper and Hawk and Dove for DC, whilst later runs with Marvel yeilded work on Namor, Machine Man, Iron Man, The Power Rangers (oddly enough) and The Hulk, as well as co-creating Squirrel Girl. A noted recluse, Ditko is not believed to have ever married nor to have any children.
Rest In Piece Mr. Ditko, your legacy will last for years to come.
Well said, JR.
Rest In Peace, Steve. Thanks for all you created and gave to us.