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Steve Ditko Net Worth

Steve Ditko Net Worth is
$5 Million

Steve Ditko Biography

Steve Ditko was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania USA on 2 November 1927, of Ukranian and Slovakian ancestry. He is probably best known as the artist and co-creator of Marvel Comics superheroes Spider Man and Doctor Strange.

A respected comic book artist and writer, how rich is Steve Ditko? Sources estimate that Steve’s net worth is over $5 million as of early 2017, accumulated during his career in the comic book industry which began in the mid-1950s. Not much is known about the extent of his personal assets, as he is well-known to be a recluse, and his last known interview was five decades ago, back in 1968.

Steve Ditko Net Worth $5 million

Steve Ditko grew up in Johnstown; his mother was a homemaker, and his father a master carpenter. Steve got his love for comics from his father, who was a big fan and read the newspaper comics in their house daily. Steve started drawing as a young kid and continued into his teenage years. When the Batman comics came out in 1940, he was hooked and he decided that he would draw comics for a living. When he matriculated from High School in 1945, he enlisted in the US Army and did his military service in Germany. There, he joined the Army newspaper and drew comics in order to boost the soldiers’ morale, so kicking off his net worth.

When he returned to the US, Steve moved to New York to chase after his hero, Batman creator and artist Jerry Robinson, who was teaching at the School of Visual Arts. Jerry saw huge potential in Steve and he was able to acquire a scholarship to the drawing school, after which his professional career began professionally in 1953.

Steve became an inker of Jack Kirby, the creator of Captain America, The Fantastic Four, and many others. He then moved on to other minor publications, and eventually began drawing for Atlas Comics, which later on became Marvel Comics. During this period he began collaborating with writer-editor Stan Lee, and their initial work, “The Amazing Adventures” became popular, and it was the start of a partnership that would last for many years. Steve Ditko’s biggest break was when he co-created Spiderman with Stan Lee, and this contributed significantly to his net worth. However, Steve left Marvel in the 1960s due to disputes and disagreements with the creative direction of his characters, but as a talented artist he was able to transition to other companies like Charlton, Eclipse, DC, and Dark Horse. He later returned to Marvel but only for freelance work for Marvel’s lesser known creations such as Machine Man, The Micronauts, and Captain Universe.

Although he is best known for creating the Spiderman character, Steve’s net worth can also be credited to many other sources. He was also one of the brains behind “The Incredible Hulk” and “The Iron Man”, which along with Spiderman and Doctor Strange earned earned considerable international box office success in the 2000s. Currently, Steve is still hard at work giving creative direction to his comics, but he is no longer drawing as an artist, he retired from mainstream comics in 1998.

Not much is known about Steve Ditko’s personal life. He is well-known for being a recluse and a shut-in, and is believed to never have married, or had children.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameSteve Ditko
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 2, 1927
Place Of BirthJohnstown, Pennsylvania, USA
ProfessionAmerican comic book artist
EducationSchool of Visual Arts, Greater Johnstown High School
NationalityAmerican
ParentsStephen Ditko, Anna Ditko
SiblingsPatrick Ditko, Betty Ditko, Anna Marie Ditko
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Ditko
AwardsWill Eisner Award Hall of Fame, Jack Kirby Hall of Fame
NominationsHugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
MoviesSpider-Man: Homecoming, Doctor Strange, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme, Spider-Man 3, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man
TV ShowsUltimate Spider-Man, The Spectacular Spider-Man


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1In the late 1990s, Marvel Comics began looking at developing existing works of literature as graphic novels. Ditko was asked to illustrate a graphic novel of Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged. Ditko declined, stating that he did not want his interpretation of the appearance of the characters to overshadow the readers' imaginations.
2Although Ditko had returned to work for Marvel Comics several times after his mid-60s departure, he has steadfastly refused to again draw his two most famous characters, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange.
3He is the creator of such comic book characters as Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, the Question, Shade and The Changing Man. In addition, he has worked as an artist on many other comics.
4Is notoriously reclusive and very rarely, if ever, appears in public. He never gives interviews and the closest most people have ever been to seeing his face is in an early issue of Spider-Man in which a self-portrait of him sleeping at his desk appears.
5He is well known for designing superheroes that wear masks that show absolutely no facial features. Such examples are Spider-Man and the DC Comics character the Question.
6Had a long running feud with Stan Lee because he believed Stan was claiming to be the sole creator of Spider-Man. The have since patched things up.
7In the 1970s, he wrote and illustrated several independently published comic books that were heavily inspired by the theory of "Objectivism", promoted by philosopher/writer Ayn Rand. Titles include "Avenging World" and "Mr. A" (Title taken from Rand's maxim "A is A"). His heavy-handed and often preachy writing style in these books earned him the derisive nickname "Ditko the Dictator".


Quotes

#Quote
1I know why I left Marvel but no one else in this universe knew or knows why. It may be of a mild interest to realize that Stan Lee chose not to know, or hear why, I left.
2Steve Ditko is a brand name. It's not what I'm like that counts. If a person knows the what and whys, he knows all about the 'who' that is important to know.
3I prefer conflicts that are based on reality rather than based on fantasy. When you get wound up with super villains, super fantastic gadgets and super incredible action, everything has to be made so deliberately that it all becomes senseless. It boils down to what you want a story to stand for. Every person, whether he wants to be or not, is in a continuous struggle. It is a struggle to keep his mind from being corrupted.


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormSpider-Man 2 (2004)Sam Raimi (director)

Alvin Sargent (screenplay)

Alfred Gough (screen story)

Miles Millar (screen story)

Michael Chabon (screen story)

Stan Lee (based on the comic book by)
2003HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormSpider-Man (2002)Sam Raimi (director)

David Koepp (screenplay)

Stan Lee (character)


Filmography

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spider-Man: Homecoming2017based on the Marvel comic book by post-production
The Sinister Sixwriter - characters announced
Spider-Man PS42017Video Game character
Batman: Return to Arkham2016Video Game character: Jack Ryder - uncredited
Doctor Strange2016based on the Marvel comics by - uncredited
Batman: The Telltale Series2016Video Game character: Jack Ryder - uncredited
Batman: Arkham Knight2015Video Game character: Jack Ryder - uncredited
The Spectacular Spider-Man2015Short comic book character
The Avenging Spider-Man2015based on the character created by
Ultimate Spider-Man2012-2014TV Series co-creator: Spider-Man - 6 episodes
The Amazing Spider-Man 22014Marvel comic book
The Amazing Spider-Man2012based on the Marvel comic book by
Batman: Arkham City2011Video Game character: Jack Ryder - uncredited
The Death of Spider-Man2011Video short creator
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds2011Video Game characters
The Spectacular Spider-Man2008-2009TV Series creator - 14 episodes
The Spectacular Spider-Man: Attack of the Lizard2008Video creator
Doctor Strange2007Video characters - uncredited
Spider-Man 32007Marvel comic book
Justice LeagueTV Series character: The Question - 5 episodes, 2004 - 2006 characters "Don Hall/Dove and Hank Hall/Hawk" - 1 episode, 2004
Spider-Man 22004comic book
Spider-Man2003TV Series creator
Spider-Man2002Marvel comic book
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 22000Video Game character: Peter Parker/Spider-Man - uncredited
The New Batman AdventuresTV Series character: Jack Ryder - 2 episodes, 1997 - 1998 characters: "Jack Ryder/The Creeper" - 1 episode, 1998
Spider-ManTV Series based on the Marvel "Spider-Man" comics by - 60 episodes, 1995 - 1998 characters - 58 episodes, 1995 - 1998 based on the Marvel comics "Spider-Man" comic books by - 4 episodes, 1994 - 1995 creator - 1 episode, 1995 based on the Marvel Comics "Spider-Man" comic books by - 1 episode, 1995 characters: Peter Parker/Spider-Man, J. Jonah Jameson, Aunt May Parker & Sergei Kravinoff/Kraven the Hunter - 1 episode, 1995 characters: Peter Parker/Spider-Man, J. Jonah Jameson, Aunt May Parker & Mac
Spider-Man: Secret Wars1997Video comic book & characters
Spider-Man vs. the Kingpin1991Video Game comic book & characters
Spider-Man: The Video Game1991Video Game comic book & characters
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends1983TV Series creator - 1 episode
The Incredible Hulk1982TV Series Dr.Octopus character - uncredited
Spider-Man1981TV Series character
Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge1979TV Movie characters - uncredited
The Amazing Spider-Man1977-1979TV Series characters - 14 episodes
Dr. Strange1978TV Movie comic book - uncredited
Supaidâman1978TV Series creator - uncredited
Three Giant Men1973character: Spider-Man - uncredited
Spider-ManTV Series characters - 52 episodes, 1967 - 1970 contributing writer - 52 episodes, 1967 - 1970 creator - 52 episodes, 1967 - 1970
Iron Man1966TV Series characters
The Marvel Super Heroes1966TV Series comic book & characters - uncredited

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bird of Steel!special thanks filming
ABCs of Superheroes2015Jens thanks
Vixen Highway 2006: It Came from Uranus!2010special thanks
Spider-Man 22004Video Game special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Masters of Comic Book Art1987DocumentaryHimself
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