Well, the fanboy in me is cut loose again. When I first heard that Dark Horse was doing a San Diego Comic Con exclusive figurine of Steve Ditko's The Amazing Spider-Man in his iconographic pose of symbolism of half Spider-Man, half Peter Parker, I had to have it.
But if it was only being offered at the Comic Con all the way across the continent, and I certainly couldn't make it there, how was I going to get one?
I asked around, and discovered that an old acquaintance still goes every year and so I got in touch with Richard Morgan of Richard's Comics and he agreed to nab one for me!
And so, here it is. I'll be posting it somewhere either on my desk or on a shelf. I haven't decided yet.
As a kid, the duality of Spider-Man/Parker as illustrated by Steve Ditko was probably the first instance of symbolism to which I was exposed and which I also understood. Ditko did this, not anyone else. Ignore all other posers. Steve Ditko created this Spider-Man! Not some jackass editor claiming half the credit for none of the effort.
I appreciate that the folk who engineered this nifty item used only Steve Ditko artwork and logos on the tin in which the figure is stored. My hat's off to those clever blokes.
That silly female, Betty Brant from a memorable nightmare scene from one of the priceless tales plotted, written, penciled, and inked by Mr. Ditko.