Steve Ditko, Co-Creator Of Spider-Man, Dies Age 90
The comic world is paying tribute to the legend online.
Comic legend and artist Steve Ditko, who co-created iconic Marvel works Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, has died aged 90.
He was found dead in his apartment on June 29, with the New York Police Department now confirming his death to the Hollywood Reporter.
"I had heard rumours, hoped they were not true," Neil Gaiman tweeted after the news was reported. "Thank you Steve Ditko, for making my childhood weirder."
He co-created Spider-Man with Stan Lee in 1961, with Ditko being responsible for the iconic red-and-blue design, web shooters, big eyes, and movement within a panel that are still well known to fans world-wide.
Two years later, in 1963, the pair created Doctor Strange.
Not long after, Ditko left Marvel Comics over a fight with Lee, going on to work for Charlton, DC Comics and other small, independent publishers. It's believed he continued to write and draw up until his death.
The comic world is mourning the legend on Twitter.