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Jonathan Ross attempts to track down reclusive comic book artist Steve Ditko, best known as the co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange for Marvel Comics in the early 1960s. | Add synopsis »
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Jonathan Ross ... Himself - Presenter
Paul Gambaccini ... Himself

Mark Millar ... Himself
Alan Moore ... Himself
Jerry Robinson ... Himself
Flo Steinberg ... Herself

Joe Quesada ... Himself
Cat Yronwode ... Herself

Neil Gaiman ... Himself
John Romita Sr. ... Himself (as John Romita)
Ayn Rand ... Herself (archive footage)

Stan Lee ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nicholas Hammond ... Spider-Man (archive footage) (uncredited)

Rosemary Harris ... May Parker (archive footage) (uncredited)

Peter Hooten ... Dr. Stephen Strange (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tobey Maguire ... Spider-Man (archive footage) (uncredited)

Alfred Molina ... Dr. Octopus (archive footage) (uncredited)

Hal Sparks ... Elevator Passenger (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Boyd Maclean 
Produced by
Peter Boyd Maclean .... producer
Jonathan Ross .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Tim Knight 
Film Editing by
Michael Wolf 
Sound Department
Ben Young .... supervising sound editor
Other crew
Chrissie Harper .... researcher
Joel Thingvall .... researcher
Paul Gravett .... thanks

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59 min

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Inspiration for future comic book artist., 1 August 2011
Author: Zackery Burgess from United States

I am a big Steve Ditko fan. I love his work. I was first introduced to Steve Ditko's work when the Philadelphia Inquirer gave out old Spider-man comics. Along with Spider-man, I love most of his creation. I love the Question, I love the Creeper,I love Dr. Strange and I love Hawk and Dove. I think that this documentary was very interesting. While they tried to interview Ditko, we learn that he tends to cut himself from the outside world. Doesn't do interviews and is rarely seen. Which is really sad, because it would be nice to hear his side on Spider-man's creation and at times it sounds like he can be a jerk. One of my major complaints is that they did not mention Captain Atom and Blue Beetle II. Those were major Steve Ditko characters and like the Question was the inspiration to Rorschach. Captain Atom and Blue Beetle II were inspirations to other Watchmen characters like Dr. Manhattan and Nite Owl II. Overall this is a pretty good documentary and I would recommend it to both comic book and non comic book fans.

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