In Search of Steve Ditko

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In Search of Steve Ditko
Created byHot Sauce
StarringJonathan Ross
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes1
Running time60 Minutes
Original networkBBC Four
Original release16 September 2007

In Search of Steve Ditko is a BBC Four documentary. It was first shown on Sunday 16 September 2007.

The documentary is part of the Comics Britannia season and follows Jonathan Ross' attempts to track down comics artist Steve Ditko (known for Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Mr. A etc.).


The programme featured interviews with comics creators, editors and others including Jerry Robinson, John Romita Sr., Neil Gaiman, Joe Quesada, Ralph Macchio, Flo Steinberg, Alan Moore, Mark Millar, Stan Lee, and Cat Yronwode.

Ross, accompanied by Gaiman, met Steve Ditko at his New York City office but he declined to be photographed or interviewed for the show. He did however give the two a selection of some of his old comic books. At the end of the show Ross said he has since spoken to Ditko on the telephone and was now on first name terms with him.


Comics historian Peter Sanderson said of the documentary:


  1. ^ Sanderson, Peter (7 January 2008). "Comics in Context #208: Creative Differences". Quick Stop Entertainment. Archived from the original on 22 March 2009.

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