Famed comic book artist Steve Ditko — who teamed up with Stan Lee to create Spider-Man and Physician Unusual — died in New York, police mentioned Friday.
The 90-year-old Ditko was discovered useless inside his condo at 150 W. 51st Road on June 29, cops mentioned.
Nobody had heard from Ditko in about two days earlier than his physique was discovered, police mentioned. The loss of life isn’t thought-about suspicious.
Ditko and Lee launched the comic book world to Peter Parker and his secret persona Spider-Man in Marvel’s “Wonderful Fantasy” in 1962.
Then in 1963, Ditko’s Physician Unusual got here to life within the pages of “Unusual Tales.”
Ditko lived as a recluse for the final a number of a long time of his life, with followers calling him the “J.D. Salinger of comics.”
At the same time as “Spider-Man” and “Physician Unusual” have been made into big-budget motion pictures, Ditko was nowhere to be discovered.
“We didn’t strategy him. He’s like J.D. Salinger. He’s personal and has deliberately stayed out of the highlight like J.D. Salinger,” “Physician Unusual” director Scott Derrickson instructed The Hollywood Reporter in 2016.
“I hope he goes to see the film, wherever he’s, as a result of I believe we paid homage to his work.”