RIP Steve Ditko, Co-Creator of Spider-Man & Creator of Doctor Strange

We want to take a moment to say #RIP Steve Ditko. The comic-book writer & illustrator co-created #SpiderMan with Stan Lee in 1961. He has died at age 90. Steve Ditko created Spider-Man’s look — the costume, the web-shooters, the red and blue design, which has inspired so many #cosplayers & #costumers to wear that #costume ever since.

Spider-Man first appeared in Amazing Fantasy No. 15. and was an unexpected hit. This lead to the spin-off The Amazing Spider-Man. Ditko also helped create such Spider-Man characters as Doctor Octopus, Sandman, the Lizard and Green Goblin.

In 1963, Ditko created Doctor Strange, who debuted in Strange Tales No. 110. Ditko continued on that series until issue No. 146 in 1966.

After a dispute with Stan Lee in 1967, Ditko left Marvel Comics and worked for DC Comics and several others before returning to Marvel in 1979. where he worked on Machine Man and the Micronauts. Among his last creations was Squirrel Girl in 1992.

During his period away from Marvel, Ditko created Mr. A in 1967. He also created The Question, Hawk and Dove and the Creeper for DC Comics.

May he rest in peace.

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Police Officer Brings Superheroes to Life for Sick Children

The #PersonOfTheWeek on tonight’s #NBCNews is Damon Cole: a Fort Worth, TX police officer who spends time visiting sick children while wearing a variety of different #superhero #cosplay #costumes, including #Batman, #Superman, #SpiderMan, #CaptainAmerica, #IronMan & more! He even wears a Superman sigil on his vest under his uniform when his duties as a police officer have him interacting with kids!

Damon Cole is a true inspiration and demonstrates to all #costumers & #cosplayers what the hobby is truly all about: giving back to the community, and we thank him for his service as a police officer and a costumed superhero for kids!

https://www.nbcnews.com/widget/video-embed/1134203459601

We also found this video from 2016 also featuring Damon Cole from the Dallas-Fort Worth CBS TV outlet:

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Spider-Man Cosplayer Cheers Up Kids in Houston Shelter after Harvey Floods

A #SpiderMan #cosplayer was cheering up kids at a #Houston shelter after the Hurricane #Harvey floods! We highly commend this very charitable cosplayer who understands the positive power of selfless #cosplay #volunteerism


This is what cosplay is all about!

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Rare Spider-Man Costume Found Hidden in Closet for 50 Years

A rare #SpiderMan #costume that was hidden in a NYC closet for 50 years was found! Originally commissioned by #Marvel to a seamstress to be used in a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade along with several other costumes was never seen because the hired actors got drunk the night before the parade and never showed up.

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This very rare costume, believed to have been made circa 1964-1965, was displayed by the table of Roy Thomas, co-creator of Marvel’s Wolverine and Iron Fist, at the Big Apple Con yesterday and will likely be auctioned.

The costume (along with the others created) has a crude, DIY quality and (for some inexplicable reason) a bit off-model with a purple tights. “I can only assume they didn’t give the seamstress enough money,” Roy Thomas joked. The costume had been hidden in one of his closets.

Reference to original article: This rare Spider-Man costume was hidden in a closet for 50 years.