WATCH: 7 essential Steve Ditko stories

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There is no denying the immense contributions of Steve Ditko in the world of comics, but it's only recently that his power is beginning to be felt in the movies. The famous creator of Doctor Strange certainly got his due when that particular MCU entry entered the arena, but his influence can also be seen in the recent Spider-Man: Homecoming (he's the co-creator of the character, after all), as well as in Thor: Ragnarok, which is causing a lightning storm of its own in movie theaters at this very moment.

With all of this cinematic excitement going on, it's a perfect time to go back to the comics, whether it's to revisit old favorites or to read them for the first time. Take a look at this video we compiled of Steve Ditko's 7 most essential comic stories, and then take a look at the stories themselves! 

Additional reporting by: Brian Silliman