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Steve Ditko: Spider-Man co-creator found dead at 90

Steve Ditko: Spider-Man co-creator found dead at 90

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Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko has died aged 90 in New York, police say.He was found unresponsive at his flat in Manhattan on 29 June and was declared dead by paramedics who attended the scene.Fans, including author Neil Gaiman, have paid tribute to the artist.Ditko rose to fame for his work with Marvel Comics in the early 1960s, working with the company's future CEO Stan Lee on ideas including Spider-Man and Doctor Strange.Lee came up with the idea of a teen superhero with the powers of a spider, says BBC North America correspondent Chris Buckler.But it was Ditko who created Spider-Man's distinctive blue and red costume and the web-shooters he wore on his wrists.Ditko left the company in 1966 after reportedly falling out with...
Father Ted to return as musical, co-creator says

Father Ted to return as musical, co-creator says

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Cult comedy Father Ted is set to return as a musical, its co-creator has confirmed. Graham Linehan said the show, called Pope Ted: The Father Ted Musical, was almost written. Fellow writer Arthur Matthews and the Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon, who wrote the show's theme tune and original music, are involved in the project. Linehan said it would be "the real final episode of Father Ted".He told the BBC: "It's like putting on an old pair of slippers."The sitcom ran for three series between 1995-98 on Channel 4, chronicling the escapades of Irish parish priest Father Ted Crilly. Skip Twitter post by @Glinner ‘Pope Ted—The Father Ted Musical’ written by Arthur M...