RIP Steve Ditko

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RIP Steve Ditko

Postby Snarfyguy » 07 Jul 2018, 04:27

Co-creator (with Stan Lee) of Spider Man and Dr. Strange, and an amazing artist, age 90.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat- ... 90-1125489

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Re: RIP Steve Ditko

Postby Fonz » 07 Jul 2018, 06:03

He drew my childhood.

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Re: RIP Steve Ditko

Postby Moleskin » 07 Jul 2018, 10:46

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Re: RIP Steve Ditko

Postby Rayge » 07 Jul 2018, 12:29

He was a good artist, never great in the way that, say, Kirby, Steranko and loads of the EC artists were, but unfortunately he was an objectivist, an Ayn Rand follower.
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Re: RIP Steve Ditko

Postby Snarfyguy » 07 Jul 2018, 16:25

Rayge wrote: unfortunately he was an objectivist, an Ayn Rand follower.

No kidding. Never knew that.
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Re: RIP Steve Ditko

Postby Rayge » 07 Jul 2018, 16:56

Snarfyguy wrote:
Rayge wrote: unfortunately he was an objectivist, an Ayn Rand follower.

No kidding. Never knew that.

I only found out when I checked out his wikipedia page to see what else he might have done other than Doctor Strange or Spiderman
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Re: RIP Steve Ditko

Postby sneelock » 07 Jul 2018, 17:07

Oh yeah! Try a “Mr. A” comic some time. :o
He put the philosophy of Ayn Rand where it belongs — in comics!

I used to have a little digest sized collection of several of his Dr. Strange stories. I treasured that thing. I’d read it for hours. I never supposed it was worth any money but I turned my belongings upside down when I couldn’t find it. Maybe it’ll turn up some day. I’ll make a couple sandwiches if it does and return to that magical place.

He maybe wasn’t the best artist but he got to the emotion of the things. A lot of those stories didn’t really go for that angle. I think he was a giant of the form like Wally Wood & Kirby. I’m glad his passing is not going unnoticed. I hope stories of him receiving checks with many zeroes are true. He deserved them.
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Re: RIP Steve Ditko

Postby pcqgod » 09 Jul 2018, 20:04

I'm more into Romita Spider-Man, but kudos to the originator.
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