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    Steve Ditko passed away

    @Makenzye, is it true?

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    It's true.

    One of the comic legends that shaped Marvel.

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    Oh man. Time just keeps marching on. It's pretty amazing how much he with others changed the course of modern culture.
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    Unfortunately very true. A curmudgeon who went his own way and did things his own way. I was not surprised to hear he was dead for a couple days before he was found.

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    Now that I'm not sitting in a movie theater.


    Ditko was a prolific artist and writer, helping to create Spider-Man and Doctor Strange but often people don't realize he also created Captain Atom, the Creeper, Blue Beetle, and the Question (who would be similar to his slightly earlier Mr. A). Infamous for his curmudgeonly approach to public, the man hated giving interviews as he felt it reduced his creations to more of his personality (though there was some belief he just didn't want people asking him personal questions). He had stated more than once that his artwork should speak for itself and that's all he wanted.

    Perhaps his best known work was the infamous Spider-Man scene where he is trapped under machinery and pushes himself free of it. It's a scene replicated in many other places, and was even featured in Spider-Man: Homecoming during the pivotal scene where Peter has to dig deep within himself to realize his inner strength and grit to free himself. Something some would say is reflective of Ditko himself as he definitely kept a fairly independent streak about himself, something which people would flip flop in talking about over the years. To really drive home how he felt about this: He one time was awarded an Ink Pot award. An award he refused, but was accepted on his behalf by someone else. He called up that person and chewed her out talking about how awards were the absolute worst thing a creator could receive as it would reduce what made them. The guy was something else.

    RIP You had a hard time getting along with others, but your mark on comics is undeniable and your talent and tenacity was indomitable.


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