Marvel, Tom Holland Bid Goodbye to Marvel Legend Steve Ditko

NEW YORK, USA — Last Saturday, Marvel Entertainment tweeted a photo tribute to the co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange Steve Ditko who passed away at the age of 90 due to a heart attack. “Thank you, Steve. Rest in Peace,” said Marvel’s tweet.

Steve Ditko is one of the most acclaimed comic artists of all time. Alongside Stan Lee, Ditko helped in creating some of the famous Marvel superheroes. In addition, he also worked for other publishers such as DC Comics where he created The Creeper, Blue Beetle, and Hawk and Dove.

Last June 29, New York Police Department reported that he was found dead in his apartment. According to a chief medical examiner, Ditko’s cause of death is “arteriosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease”. Meaning, clogged arteries caused him to have a heart attack.

Yesterday, actor Tom Holland who is currently on set for filming the second Spider-Man movie also paid tribute to the comics creator.

Let us commemorate some of the works of this Marvel legend.

Remembering Steve’s Best Marvel Co-Creations

1. The Amazing Spider-Man

In 1962, Ditko co-created one of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes in history, the amazing Spider-Man. Interestingly enough, he was also the one who crafted Peter’s red and blue costume, web shooters and spider signal.

steve ditko's spiderman
Photo courtesy of Comic Book.

2. Gwendolyne “Gwen” Stacy

Considered as Peter’s first love, Gwen Stacy is a college student who Spider-Man has saved several times.

steve ditko's gwen stacy
Photo courtesy of Marvel.

3. Uncle Ben and Aunt May

Playing an influential role in the story, Benjamin and May Parker were the ones who adopted and supported Peter.

uncle ben and aunt may
Photo courtesy of Looper.

4. Norman Osborn a.k.a. The Green Goblin

A known enemy of Spider-Man is Norman Osborn, the head of Oscorp who was exposed to an experimental formula that enhanced his physical abilities. Moreover, he is also the villain who killed Gwen.

steve ditko's the green goblin
Photo courtesy of Complex.

5. The Vulture

Another villain is Adrian Toomes, who created a flight harness which granted him with superhuman strength. Later on, he became the Vulture and used his wings to rob.

steve ditko's the vulture
Photo courtesy of Vulture.

6. Doctor Stephen Strange

A year after Spidey was created, Ditko brought Doctor Strange into existence in the pages of Strange Tales #110. Also known as the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange is the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats.

steve ditko's doctor strange
Photo courtesy of The Wrap.

7. Clea

Meanwhile, another Ditko’s creation was Clea who is a sorceress and a lover of Doctor Strange. She is the daughter of Umar, the niece of Dormammu and the ruler of the Dark Dimension.

steve ditko's clea
Photo courtesy of Comic Book.

8. Wong

Wong is the sidekick, valet and the closest friend of Doctor Strange. Additionally, Wong is an athletic man with no superhuman powers. But he has mastered martial arts and is capable of performing spells.

steve ditko's wong
Photo courtesy of Things Doctor Strange.

9. Dormammu

Described by Doctor Strange as his most terrible enemy, Dormammu is an inter-dimensional entity composed of mystical energy that can be used to do anything that he desires.

steve ditko's dormammu
Photo courtesy of The Peerless Power of Comics!

10. Eternity

Lastly, Eternity is the leader of the abstract entities collectively known as the Cosmic Powers of the Marvel Universe. In addition, Eternity was created as the second sentient force supporting Creation.

steve ditko's eternity
Photo courtesy of Dial B for Blog.

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