Steve Ditko — the Marvel Comics artist who gave the world the woven webs and soaring red-and-blue shape of Spider-Man, and the otherworldly shimmer of Doctor Strange — has died, New York police said. He was 90.
Lt. Paul Ng said Ditko was found June 29 in his Manhattan apartment and was pronounced dead at the scene. No further details were immediately available.
Ditko, along with writer Stan Lee, introduced the world to Peter Parker and his alter ego, Spider-Man, in a 1962 issue of “Amazing Fantasy.”
A year later, Ditko introduced the surgeon-turned-metaphysical superhero Doctor Strange.
Spider-Man would go on to become arguably the most indispensable and...