Before the Amazing Spider-Man, before the mysterious Dr. Strange, before the b/w world of the Ayn Rand-inspired Mr. A, the legendary comic book artist Steve Ditko was conjuring all manner of horrors at his drawing table. Following up on Strange and Stranger (Fantagraphics, 2008), Blake Bell's bestselling retrospective of Ditko's career will, for the first time, feature spectacular full-colour reprints of every story from those first two years.
Steve Ditko continues to create comics in his studio in New York City. Blake Bell is the author of Strange & Stranger (a retrospective of Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko); The Secret History of Marvel Comics, Fire & Water: Bill Everett, The Sub-Mariner, and the Birth of Marvel Comics; Amazing Mysteries: The Bill Everett Archives; and Strange Suspense and Unexplored Worlds (two volumes in The Steve Ditko Archives). He lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his son.