My Steve Ditko story

Published on by Charlie Boatner.

One of the great comics artists died recently.  Steve Ditko was the first to visualize Spider-Man, Dr. Octopus, J. Jonah Jameson, Dr. Strange, the Dread Dormammu, The Creeper, The Question, Mr. A, Squirrel Girl, and many other unforgettable characters.  Sometimes he wrote his own stories.  Other times he worked with writers like Stan Lee and Will Murray.  

I was also one of those lucky writers, although only for ten pages.  The story was “The Making of a Monster” in Blue Ribbon Comics issue 12.  My excitable editor, John Carbonaro, said, “Guess who I got to draw your story!”  

You can see by this panel, how much my dialogue contributed to the story.