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For sale - Captain Atom 80 cover (1966) - Euro 35,000 by Steve Ditko, Rocco Mastroserio - Original Cover

Captain Atom 80 cover (1966) - Euro 35,000

Original Cover
46 x 33 cm (18,11 x 12,99 in.)
Price : 35,000 €  [$]


Ditko's very first superhero character was Captain Atom (which pre-dates Spider-Man). The character appeared in Charlton's SPACE ADVENTURES title from # 30, March 1960 throuugh to # 42, october 1961. Towards the end of Ditko's run on Spider-man, the artist resurrected Captain Atom (in his own title) in December 1965. The CAPTAIN ATOM # 80 cover, displayed here, is actually the THIRD issue of the Captain's new adventures (the SPACE ADVENTURES covers featured stats taken from the interior story pages). The artwork appeared at the same time as THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN # 35. Large Art Ditko superhero covers from the mid-1960s are extremely scarce (the handful of ASM covers known to exist are locked-away in permanent collections, unlikely to re-surface any time soon). Worldwide air-mail shipping included in the ask price.


Signed by the artists

About Steve Ditko

Stephen J. "Steve" Ditko is an American comic book artist and writer best known as the artist and co-creator, with Stan Lee, of the Marvel Comics superheroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. Ditko studied under Batman artist Jerry Robinson at the Cartoonist and Illustrators School in New York City. He began his professional career in 1953, working in the studio of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, beginning as an inker and coming under the influence of artist Mort Meskin. During this time, he then began his long association with Charlton Comics, where he did work in the genres of science fiction, horror, and mystery. He also co-created the superhero Captain Atom in 1960. During the 1950s, Ditko also drew for Atlas Comics, a forerunner of Marvel Comics. He went on to contribute much significant work to Marvel. In 1966, after being the exclusive artist on The Amazing Spider-Man and the "Doctor Strange" feature in Strange Tales, Ditko left Marvel for reasons never specified.

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