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« 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.”


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

Sad day

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« 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>

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Merry Christmas

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

Very interesting videos.

....And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! ...God bless Us, Every One!”
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