Spider-Man Creator, Steve Ditko, Dies At Age 90

The comic industry loses another legend. Steve Ditko was found dead in his New York apartment on June 29th. New York Police have just confirmed his it was Steve. To […]

The comic industry loses another legend.

Steve Ditko was found dead in his New York apartment on June 29th. New York Police have just confirmed his it was Steve.

To many of us comic fans, Steve Ditko was a legend. He was also a bit an of a recluse. Refusing to give any interviews during his later years. But to many of us, he was the man who helped create an icon: Spider-Man.

Dikto with Stan Lee created a completely different type of hero for the time. Besides Spider-Man, during the Silver Age of comics, Ditko also help create Doctor Strange. Ditko’s distinct style, which was somewhat surreal, blended well to otherworldly adventures of Dr. Strange. 

My first exposure to Ditko, like many people, was Spider-Man. To this day, Ditko’s art still holds up. He was a very fluid storyteller.

In Ditko years after Marvel, he ended up creating one of my favorite heroes, the Question.

Steve Ditko was truly a legend and he will be missed. 

I’m a fan. I never met the man, so I don’t think there is anything else I can say that will do him justice. 

Thank you for everything Steve. Rest in peace.

 

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.