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The Wednesday Club’s Comic Picks: A Ditko Deep Dive
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The Wednesday Club’s Comic Picks: A Ditko Deep Dive

The Wednesday Club is Geek & Sundry’s weekly talk show chatting about all things comics. This week, hosts Taliesin Jaffe, Matt Key, and Amy Dallen talked about legendary comic creator and artist Steve Ditko. Steve passed away recently at the age of 90.

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Steve Ditko was the co-creator of Spider-Man and many of his most famous adversaries, from Doctor Octopus to Green Goblin. He also co-created Doctor Strange, and is the mind behind the surreal, colorful background designs that the Sorcerer Supreme’s book is still known for today.

Marvel Comics recently released a tribute in honor of Steve Ditko preceding the comic book stories released in August 2018. Taliesin solemnly read the text as this week’s episode got underway.

Ditko left Marvel for a short time due to rumored differences with Stan Lee, creating DC Comics characters like The Question and Blue Beetle while he spent time there, but eventually returned to the House of Ideas. One of his final heroic creations was Squirrel Girl, who, as you may have heard, is unbeatable.

Take a look at the gallery below for specific recommendations from this episode.

Matt, Amy, and Taliesin also briefly mentioned other works like The Thing #12 (Ditko’s first comic book cover), the return of The Fantastic Four (2018), and The Hawk and The Dove.

THE DAILY WEDNESDAY

Did you know The Wednesday Club has their own letters column with questions and comments from viewers? Send in your thoughts, comic recommendations, questions, and more to Matt, Amy, and Taliesin at [email protected] and you might just see yourself on the next episode.

Please mark your message “OK to read on air” so the hosts know what you’re comfortable with sharing.

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Hang out on the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel and on Alpha every Wednesday night to catch the next spectacular episode of The Wednesday Club.

Images: Marvel Comics / Steve Ditko

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