#RIP Steve Ditko, the comic-book writer & illustrator who co-created #SpiderMan with Stan Lee in 1961, has died at age 90. Spider-Man’s look — the costume, the web-shooters, the red and blue design — all came from Ditko. Spider-Man first appeared in Amazing Fantasy No. 15. and was an unexpected hit, which lead to the spin-off The Amazing Spider-Man. Ditko also helped create such Spider-Man characters as Doctor Octopus, Sandman, the Lizard and Green Goblin.
In 1963, Ditko created Doctor Strange, who debuted in Strange Tales No. 110. Ditko continued on that series until issue No. 146 in 1966.
After a dispute with Stan Lee in 1967, Ditko left Marvel Comics and worked for DC Comics and several others before returning to Marvel in 1979. where he worked on Machine Man and the Micronauts. Among his last creations was Squirrel Girl in 1992.
During his period away from Marvel, Ditko created Mr. A in 1967. He also created The Question, Hawk and Dove and the Creeper for DC Comics.
May he rest in peace.
Steve Ditko (1927-2018)
#RIP #ScienceFiction author Harlan Ellison, who wrote the Emmy Award-winning #StarTrek episode “The City on the Edge of Forever”. He was also a creative consultant on #Babylon5 and wrote 2 of its episodes, as well as #TheTwilightZone TV series and #TheSixthSense TV series. (He also wrote several Twilight Zone episodes.) He also created the short-lived TV series #TheStarlost under the name “Cordwainer Bird” and wrote one of its episodes. He also wrote several comic book issues of #Daredevil along with an issue of Detective Comics, and contributed ideas to several #Avengers stories written by Roy Thomas. He also curated Harlan Ellison’s Dream Corridor, a comic book anthology series which adapted his short stories.
May he rest in peace.
Harlan Ellison (1934-2018)
#RIP: actor Jerry Maren has died at 98. He was the world’s last living Munchkin from #TheWizardOfOz, having played a member of the Lollipop Guild (the green one). He also played a gremlin in #Bewitched, a child ape in #PlanetOfTheApes, Boris / Rah-Rah in #Lidsville, & had uncredited roles in #Tron, #Spaceballs; & much more.
We express our condolences to his family, friends & fans. May he rest in peace somewhere over the rainbow.
Jerry Maren (1920-2018)
#RIP: actress Margot Kidder has died at age 69. She played Lois Lane in #Superman and appeared in #EarthFinalConflict, #Smallville & much more.
Our condolences to her family, friends & fans. May she rest in peace.
#RIP: actor Verne Troyer has died at the age of 49. While he played Griphook in “#HarryPotter and the #SorcerorsStone”, he will likely be mostly remembered for playing Mini-Me in the #AustinPowers films.
Our condolences to Verne Troyer’s family, friends and fans on his passing. May he rest in peace.
Verne Troyer (1969-2018)
#RIP: actress Debbie Lee Carrington has died at age 58. She played Romba Ewok in “#StarWars VI: #ReturnOfTheJedi”, a drone in #InvadersFromMars, Thumbelina in #TotalRecall, Emperor Penguin in #BatmanReturns, alien father in #MenInBlack, a creature in #BuffyTheVampireSlayer, & much more.
Our condolences to her family, friends & fans. May she rest in peace. She is one with the Force.
Debbie Lee Carrington (1959-2018)
#RIP: we are very saddened to report that the brilliant physicist & cosmologist Sir Stephen Hawking has passed away at the age of 76. He played himself in #StarTrek #TNG, #BigBangTheory & more. His contributions to the understanding of the #Universe will never be forgotten. Condolences to the family, friends, colleagues, fans and every member of the human race who knew what a brilliant man he was. Godspeed Sir Stephen Hawking. May he rest in peace.
Stephen Hawking (1942-2018)