June 29, was an American comics artist and writer best known as the artist and co-creator, with Stan Lee , of the Marvel Comics superheroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. He began his professional career in , working in the studio of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby , beginning as an inker and coming under the influence of artist Mort Meskin. During this time, he then began his long association with Charlton Comics , where he did work in the genres of science fiction, horror, and mystery. He also co-created the superhero Captain Atom in He went on to contribute much significant work to Marvel. Ditko also began contributing to small independent publishers, where he created Mr.
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Sonnets of World War I. Rupert Brooke Although Rupert Brooke's sonnets received an enthusiastic reception at the time of their publication and the author's death of blood poisoning , disenchantment with the ever-lengthening war meant a backlash against Brooke's work. These sonnets have been lauded as being "among the supreme expressions of English patriotism and among the few notable poems produced by the Great War" Houston Peterson , while according to Patrick Cruttwell , "I suspect that these unfortunate poems, through their great vogue at first and the bitter reaction against them later, did more than anything else to put the traditional sonnet virtually out of action for a generation or more of vital poetry in English. He was almost trapped there by the war and enlisted at once upon his return. He went to France in May of and was killed by a sniper the following October. The sonnet beginning "When you see millions of the mouthless dead" is probably the last poem he wrote. During the war he worked in a Red Cross unit at the front in France.