Steve Ditko

  • Born: November 2, 1927
  • Died: June 29, 2018
  • Location: New York City, New York


Spider-Man co-creator…

Steve Ditko, comics artist who co-created the characters of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, was found dead in his New York City apartment on Friday, June 29, 2018, according to multiple news sources. He was 90. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

A life well lived.

Posted by A friend   September 07, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that your
Great memories of him bring you comfort

Posted by Johnson    December 15, 2018

My condolence to the Ditko Family. May the peace of God give you comfort during this time. 1 Cor. 1;3,4

Posted by - CLEVELAND, OHIO   October 27, 2018

During this time of great sorrow and pain, know that you are not alone. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this time of loss. As you remember your beloved one, may our Father, the God of peace, give you comfort and peace in every way today, tomorrow, and always. Please accept my sincere condolences. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

Posted by Monica    September 11, 2018

My condolences to the family. May you support each other as you lean on God as he comforts all of you.

Posted by A friend   August 30, 2018

I have enjoyed Mr. Ditko work over the years. His artistry will be remembered. Sorry for the loss of a loved one.

Posted by - IL   August 14, 2018

I have loved Mr. Ditko's work since I was a young teen, and still love it today. I was sad to hear of his passing, and want to give my condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by Mike Jones - Los Angeles, CA   August 13, 2018

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by - Ellenwood, GA   August 11, 2018

I would like to express my deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one, who will be remembered for his artistic expression that help start comic legends. I hope you find comfort and help in God during this time of sorrow.

Posted by - Bear, DE   August 07, 2018

Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   August 06, 2018

Posted by A.M. - Racine, WI   July 31, 2018

He was a talented, creative, and versatile person. His animated characters brought many, from young ones to old, into another world. He left a treasured legacy. Please accept my sincere condolences to family and friends for their loss. May our Heavenly Father strengthen them to help them cope during these difficult moments - for He is good, a stronghold and is mindful of those seeking of his comfort.

Posted by - FL   July 31, 2018

Spiderman helped me believe in myself when I was little. Thank you sir. God Bless

Posted by A friend   July 31, 2018

No one knows the silent heartaches.Only those who have loved can tell The grief we bear in silence for the one we loved so well. Sadly missed by his niece.

Posted by chris locher - Hooversville, PA   July 30, 2018

Posted by K. Hall    July 27, 2018

Sympathy goes to the family and friends of Steve Ditko. May the family finds comfort and Strength from the God that gives it to help cope with the sadness at this time.


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Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   July 26, 2018

May the God of all comfort be with family and loved ones.

Posted by A friend   July 23, 2018

Thank you steve for giving me direction as a young man. Those early Spider-Man comics were the greatist and they changed not only the comic world but storytelling in our world. Spider-Man 33. Wow i have that to this day. Thank you Thank you Thank you. your pal jimmy gleespen rt r mr r

Posted by jim gleespen - chicago, IL - Student   July 19, 2018

I have been a life long fan of Mr. Ditko's work. Characters such as Dr. Strange and Spiderman have had an impact on millions of lives around the world. His legacy will forever live within the art that every fan will collect and read forever. In the few months leading up to his passing I was able to exchange a few letters with him. With those letters and through others we have learned that even at 90 years old Mr. Ditko was always focusing on what was next. He had always taken time to respond to his fans. Thank You Mr. Ditko. I will always respect your legacy. Generations of comic fans and artists will grow and exist through the worlds you have created.

Posted by Stephen Kulakowski - Lynn, MA   July 16, 2018

So sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. Heartfelt condolences are with the family. May our Heavenly Father supply you with the strength and courage as needed each day. Colossians 1:11. May the wonderful memories you shared bring you lasting comfort. Deepest sympathy!

Posted by Lmb    July 15, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you. May God our Father, who loves us, comfort your hearts and make you firm during your grieving process.

Posted by A friend   July 14, 2018

As a child I learned to draw by copying Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby (Captain Atom was my favorite) and am deeply saddened by Mr. Ditko's passing. He was a creative genius and our world will be a little more drab without his visions.

Rest in peace, sir, and thank you for turning me on to art.

Posted by Tom Hohn - Swansea, IL   July 13, 2018

My sincerest condolences to the family. May you find comfort and strength during this most difficult time.

Posted by A friend   July 13, 2018

You were an inspiration to many artists-including myself. RIP Steve Ditko....

George Penon Cassallo

Posted by George Cassallo - New York, NY   July 12, 2018

Our heartfelt condolences to the family & friends of Mr. Ditko. May you find comfort in knowing that God understands our feelings and that he gives us the comfort we need! (2 Thesalonians 2:16,17)

Posted by A friend   July 12, 2018

Sorry for your loss Steve Ditko, thank you for receiving Jack Kirby's original idea and becoming the first of many Spider-Man artists to make the comic book scene.

Posted by Don Aglipay - Vallejo, CA   July 11, 2018

Ditko family,
Sorry for your loss. Though we didn't know him directly most people are familiar with his work. What a blessing it was for such a creative mind to live so many years! May the words at Psalm 51:17 help you cope, "A heart broken, o God, you won't reject." Prayer is as important in difficult times like these. Death is something that was never in God's original plan for mankind. (1 Cor 15:26)

Posted by - FL   July 11, 2018

Thank you for sharing your dreams with us all.

Posted by A friend   July 10, 2018


Rest in Peace

Posted by Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME   July 10, 2018

A true inspiration of the triumph of the human spirit in all of us.
His unique style and imagination is an inspiration for any aspiring artist ,whatever medium they use.
Go in peace Steve , your loss is just being realized. A true pioneer...a true legend...

Posted by Norman Shepard - Las Vegas, NV   July 09, 2018


In remembrance of the Legend, that inspired so many to pick up a pencil & draw! My heart goes out to Steve Ditko's family, loved ones & legion of fans!

Posted by Christopher Smith - Hewtt, TX   July 09, 2018

Sending prayers and words of comfort. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by Ms. Sowell    July 09, 2018

We express our sympathies to the Ditko family, many, many friends and fans. We loved the Spider Man books and movies. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time in you lives. May all be strengthen daily as time goes by.

Posted by DJ - DC   July 09, 2018

I think that most kids like Spider Man, I know that I read the books and went to the movies. My sincere condolences for your loss.

Posted by - IN   July 09, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by - OH   July 09, 2018


Posted by Ann Marie Stokman - Milwaukee, WI   July 09, 2018


I send my deepest condolances to the family.
Mr.Ditko will live on in his work for all of us.
God bless him he now in Gods hands.

Posted by Marnie L - Santa cruz, CA   July 08, 2018

It is written that the days of our years are 70 years, and 80 years if one is strong. (Psalm90:10) Steve Ditko was strong indeed and his legacy will surely be remembered.

Posted by - BRONX, NY   July 08, 2018

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by Psalm 147:3 ..DE    July 08, 2018

My sincere condolence to the family and friends of steve Ditko

Posted by A friend   July 08, 2018

May it comfort you to know that God, as well as others, care. I'm so sorry for your loss.


Posted by A friend   July 08, 2018

Spiderman was my favorite superhero. Steve Ditko was a hero to many. Thank you for your contribution to the Marvel Dynasty!

Posted by Linda Anderson - Amsterdam, OH   July 08, 2018

One of my fave comic book artists. RIP

Posted by John Iavarone - Fishers, IN   July 08, 2018

Mr. Ditko

Posted by Alberto Alvarez - Chicago, IL   July 08, 2018

Sorry for your loss 1 Corinthians 15:26 offers hope for those who have died

Posted by Ryanne Sumbry - S.euclid, OH   July 07, 2018

With heartfelt sympathy, I'm truly sorry for your loss. May 'God' give the DITKO FAMILY comfort during this most difficult time
Isaiah 57:18

Posted by RC. - Chicago, IL   July 07, 2018

I'm very sorry about the loss of Steve Ditkco. He was a very talented man and he will be missed. During this time of great sorrow, God is a refuge in times of distress.

Posted by A friend   July 07, 2018

Family, there are no words to convey our sorrow for you during these trying times. Steve left a legacy of memories for you to reminisce on; treasure those memories and be assured that the God of Comfort has him tucked away in his memory as well.

Posted by Sandra J. - NJ   July 07, 2018

He was my neighbor growing up in Johnstown, Pa. I am deeply saddened. Susan (Goff) Lonsinger Flagtown, NJ.

Posted by A friend   July 07, 2018

One of the most creative, original and influential writer/artists in all comic book history.

Posted by dick rogers - covington, WA   July 07, 2018

I know the memories of Mr Ditko will live on there is just so many comic books that we can all read and know who had their hands in creating the character Spiderma and many others Mr Steve Ditko will be missed. May the God of all comfort you at this difficult time knowing that you are not alone.

Posted by Yvonne - Irvington, NJ   July 07, 2018

Sorry to the family. I hope Stan Lee and he made up. I used to take my brothers comics and hide under the house, hrs would pass before long it was dinner time.

Posted by M L - CA   July 07, 2018


I grew with hid stories. My thouhts are with his family.

Posted by Joe Martikorena - Boise, ID   July 07, 2018

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