Remembering one of the giants of mainstream comics: among the most influential superhero stylists of the 1970s, and a committed agitator for creators’ rights.
The written correspondence of Steve Ditko is so voluminous that even now, three years after his passing, readers are still sharing their conversations with the legend. Robert Elder looks at his own conversations with Ditko, a couple of recent non-fiction titles that utilize some of the letters, and examines the scope of this part of the Ditko’s life.
When Lee passed away last week, non-comics world friends reached out to me to express condolences. They knew I loved comics and that I’m interested in the history of the medium… Clearly, this was a loss, right?
A new column focusing on the authorship of Jack Kirby.
Since the Invasion of these literaries, I have been observing a tendency to ask the question: if this weren’t a comic would it stand up? Would the story be any good if it were prose and in competition with the rest of the world’s prose? If we take away all these damn pictures, would the stuff that is left be worth a hoot?