Stan Lee by David Roach

In Memoriam: Stan Lee

Alan Woollcombe pays tribute to Stan “The Man” Lee, who has died aged 95, co-creator of an astonishing number of comic book characters, comic books, whose influence on entertainment and pop culture will endure… Stan Lee was arguably the most important man the American comics industry ever produced. Through talent, chutzpah and sheer hard work,Continue reading In Memoriam: Stan Lee

DC Showcase #73 - featuring the Creeper by Steve Ditko SNIP

DC Comics pays tribute to comic creator Steve Ditko

DC Entertainment is mourning the loss of comic creator Steve Ditko who died at the end of June, but whose passing has only just been announced. In a statement, the company describes him as “a true legend of the comic book industry. “He will forever be remembered for co-creating Spider-Man, but that was just oneContinue reading DC Comics pays tribute to comic creator Steve Ditko

Art from Marvel’s Amazing Fantasy #15/ Strange Tales #110 - First appearances of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. Art by Steve Ditko

Legendary comic creator Steve Ditko, dead at 90

I’ve woken to the sad news of comic creator Steve Ditko’s passing, one of the global comic industry’s most influential, and yet elusive artists. The award-winning co-creator of The Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Strange and so many more great characters was found unresponsive in his New York City apartment on 29th June 2018. Police said heContinue reading Legendary comic creator Steve Ditko, dead at 90

Super Spider-Man Issue 171 Cover Art by Dave Hunt SNIP

British comics art helps boost Heritage Auction sales record, first European auction date revealed

Numerous records set by Heritage Auctions‘ Comics & Comic Art category in 2017 include total sales of $44.3 million (almost £32 million)  – the highest ever in the 16-year history of the category and a new standard for the second year in a row. Gross sales surpassed 2016’s total sales of $42.95 million – andContinue reading British comics art helps boost Heritage Auction sales record, first European auction date revealed