Monday, July 09, 2018

RIP Steve Ditko (1927-2018)

If you haven't already heard, legendary comic creator Steve Ditko died last week at the age of 90.

Considering his advanced age, it really shouldn't be a huge shock that he's passed, yet knowing that fact shouldn't diminish what a loss for the industry as a whole this one is.

That I figure he was probably pissed that Stan outlived him.
You just know he was if you're at all familiar with their tempestuous relationship by the end of Ditko's run on ASM.

What's really amazing is juts how active Ditko was as far as regularly producing new  and original works well past retirement age. He would just keep pumping out work, no fucks given.

                           Gotta' respect that if nothing else.

That all being said, my Top 7 (why not 2 more than 5) Ditko creations are as follows:

7). Spider-Man's Initial Rogues Gallery (Dr. Octopus, Green Goblin, Sandman, Mysterio, Electro, The Vulture, The Lizard, Kraven, and the Chameleon)

6). Captain Atom

5). The Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)

4). The Creeper

3). The Question

2). Dr. Strange

1). Spider-Man

What are your favorite Ditko creations and stories?

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