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Steve Ditko

1927 - 2018

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Stephen John Ditko (; November 2, 1927 – June 29, 2018) was an American comics artist and writer best known for being co-creator of Marvel superhero Spider-Man and creator of Doctor Strange. He also made notable contributions to the character of Iron Man with the character's iconic red and yellow design being revolutionized by Ditko. Ditko studied under Batman artist Jerry Robinson at the Cartoonist and Illustrators School in New York City. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Steve Ditko has received more than 3,813,480 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Steve Ditko is the 20th most popular comic artist (down from 17th in 2019), the 1,527th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,253rd in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Comic Artist.

Steve Ditko is most famous for co-creating Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and other comic book characters with Stan Lee.

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Among comic artists, Steve Ditko ranks 20 out of 174Before him are Jack Kirby, Bob Kane, Morris, Tsugumi Ohba, Rumiko Takahashi, and Go Nagai. After him are André Franquin, Quino, Leiji Matsumoto, Milo Manara, Alan Moore, and Winsor McCay.

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Among people born in 1927, Steve Ditko ranks 73Before him are Herbert Blomstedt, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Vernon L. Smith, Narciso Yepes, Kurt Masur, and Marvin Minsky. After him are Lucio Fulci, Jean-Claude Pascal, George C. Scott, César Milstein, Hélène Langevin-Joliot, and Jerry Stiller. Among people deceased in 2018, Steve Ditko ranks 62Before him are Sondra Locke, Wim Kok, Osamu Shimomura, Gene Sharp, Jalaluddin Haqqani, and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. After him are Dorothy Malone, Anthony Bourdain, Girma Wolde-Giorgis, Ruud Lubbers, Thorvald Stoltenberg, and Joe Jackson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Steve Ditko ranks 1,527 out of 18,182Before him are David Gross (1941), James Irwin (1930), William Lipscomb (1919), John Zorn (1953), Marvin Minsky (1927), and William Westmoreland (1914). After him are Peter Weller (1947), Fats Domino (1928), Richard Jordan Gatling (1818), Husband E. Kimmel (1882), Beyoncé (1981), and Janet Yellen (1946).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In United States

Among comic artists born in United States, Steve Ditko ranks 7Before him are Stan Lee (1922), Joseph Barbera (1911), Carl Barks (1901), Matt Groening (1954), Jack Kirby (1917), and Bob Kane (1915). After him are Winsor McCay (1867), Will Eisner (1917), Don Rosa (1951), Bill Finger (1914), Charles M. Schulz (1922), and Frank Miller (1957).