Team Ditko!

What if superhero teams were assembled based on which characters were best associated with a particular artist? Steve Ditko's group might look a little like this...

Ditko's new Enforcers! Spider-Man! Blue Beetle! The Question! Dr. Strange! The Creeper! Speedball! Shade the Changing Man! And all of them working out of the Avenging World!

Like Team Kirby, it's a boys' club. And if Team Byrne was heavy on the brawn, Ditko's group is high on agility. I don't care how much crosshatching the 90s threw at us, this would be the most anxious-looking comic of all time! They fight the things that go bump in the night at the edges of reality itself! And the Green Goblin. Because somebody has to.

But perhaps you've got other characters you want on that team? The comments will tell. They usually do.


Matthew Turnage said...

I might up the cosmic quotient with Starman II or Rom. Or both.

Robert said...

Who is the globe in the upper left corner?

Siskoid said...

That's the Avenging Planet, an independent Ditko project from the early 70s.

Paul C said...

I'm loving these teams. Are you just doing artists? An Alan Moore or Grant Morrison team could be pretty cool. You could put the Sixth or Seventh Doctor in the Morrison team!

Siskoid said...

Writer teams could be fun too, though of course, the mash-up wouldn't be as artistically coherent ;)

I'll definitely consider it though!


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