Evil Genius Message Board <br>http://www.evilgeniusentertainment.com
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
September 25, 2018, 07:59:27 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
EGE will be at the Continuum Convention October 5-7!
110605 Posts in 19544 Topics by 9889 Members
Latest Member: Jeremy

* Home Help Calendar Login Register
+  Evil Genius Message Board

|-+  Entertainment News
| |-+  The Dead Pool
| | |-+  Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spiderman, 90
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spiderman, 90  (Read 66 times)
Master of disaster

Instant karma is real +247/-222
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 42805

The OC.

« on: July 07, 2018, 12:43:57 PM »

"Steve Ditko, the Marvel Comics artist who gave the world the woven webs and soaring red-and-blue shape of Spider-Man and the other-worldly shimmer of Doctor Strange, has died, authorities said Friday. He was 90.

Ditko was found June 29 in his Manhattan apartment and was pronounced dead at the scene, police Lt. Paul Ng said. No further details were immediately available.

Ditko, along with writer Stan Lee, introduced the world to Peter Parker and his alter-ego Spider-Man in 1962 in an issue of “Amazing Fantasy.” A year later, Ditko introduced the world to surgeon-turned-metaphysical superhero Doctor Strange.

Spider-Man would go on to become arguably the most indispensable and recognizable character in the Marvel universe, and Doctor Strange a member of its permanent pantheon. The adventures of both have been turned into blockbuster films, and both had essential roles in the recent “Avengers: Infinity War.”

“Today, the Marvel family mourns the loss of Steve Ditko,” said Dan Buckley, president of Marvel Entertainment. “Steve transformed the industry and the Marvel Universe, and his legacy will never be forgotten.”


Alta, about a million years from now the human race will have crawled up to where the Krell stood in their great moment of triumph and tragedy. And your father's name will shine again like a beacon in the galaxy. It's true, it will remind us that we are, after all, not God.
Hero Member

Instant karma is real +15/-26
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 981


« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 01:54:43 PM »

Sad day

We tried to be nice to you non-smokers. We fucking tried. OK? You wanted your own sections in the restaurants. We gave you that, huh. But that wasn't enough for you. Then you wanted the airplanes. We gave you the whole godamn plane! You happy now? I will guarantee you if the plane is going down, the first announcement you're gonna hear is: "Folks, this is your Captain speaking. Look, uhm, light 'em up, 'cause we're going down, okay. I got a carton of Camel non-filters, I'll see you on the ground."

Instant karma is real +143/-34
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 15503

i am jaguar paw

« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 10:56:25 AM »

Almost as notable for his work at Marvel was the fact that he walked away at the height of his popularity, most likely because of political differences he had with Stan Lee. A dedicated Objectivist he spent the rest of his career doing indie comics that were of a more philosophical nature. He was also famously reclusive. Only a handful of photos of him are known to exist. RIP.

Harlan Ellison introduces Ditko in this video at 19:30 and then the man himself narrates his personal philosophy from there.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/_kkzrs1HUsk?t=19m30s" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/_kkzrs1HUsk?t=19m30s</a>

The BBC also did a nice doc about him.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/3gwDnhMO8is" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/3gwDnhMO8is</a>

this is my forest.
Master of disaster

Instant karma is real +272/-142
Online Online

Posts: 20480

Sorry, but I only listen to 'Progressive' Rock.

« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 11:06:06 AM »

Very interesting videos.
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



The views expressed on this forum do not necessarily represent those of Evil Genius Entertainment, Crowboy Digital, or Crowboy.com.

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!