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Steven Myers
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Posted: 06 July 2018 at 8:09pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Sad. He brought joy to so many, including me, with his great works!


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For those who haven't seen this:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gwDnhMO8is
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Steve Coates
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May it be a grand adventure. Thank you Mr. Ditko.

Strange Tales #138 November 1965
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Posted: 06 July 2018 at 8:20pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

As I'm returning from vacation... this was sad news to read. One of the "founding fathers" of Marvel Comics... a true legend has gone.

Condolences to his family, friends and fans!

-C!


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Laren Farmer
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Posted: 06 July 2018 at 8:41pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Damn it. 

This is sad news.
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Mario Ribeiro
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Posted: 06 July 2018 at 8:46pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Oh, damn.
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Jason Scott
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Posted: 06 July 2018 at 9:32pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

And so passes another legend.

R.I.P Mr Ditko..
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Michael Murphy
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Thank you Mr. Ditko for many great characters and stories. 
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John Cole
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Posted: 06 July 2018 at 10:13pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

R.I.P.
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Posted: 06 July 2018 at 10:14pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Could have should have purchased the original ROM page I came across last year R.I.P.

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I came late to the party, Late 70's early 80's.  If it weren't for Steve Ditko and Stan Lee's creation whom I immediately identified with, I probably wouldn't have survived my torturous high school years (81-85). I am forever in their debt.  

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Posted: 06 July 2018 at 10:38pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

RIP
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Rich Marzullo
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Saddened to read this. He influenced the world with his creations and art.
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Posted: 06 July 2018 at 11:51pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

RIP Mr.Ditko. A true legend.
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James Woodcock
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Posted: 07 July 2018 at 12:17am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Such an inventive man
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Kevin Brown
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Posted: 07 July 2018 at 12:26am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Definitely a sad day...  One of the true giants in comics' history.

RIP Mr. Ditko.
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Darren Ashmore
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Posted: 07 July 2018 at 1:03am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Sad news. A legend in every sense of the word.
RIP
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Steven Brake
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Posted: 07 July 2018 at 1:32am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

R.I.P Steve Ditko, uncompromising genius.
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Huge loss. Thanks for everything, Mr. Ditko.
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Posted: 07 July 2018 at 2:25am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

So sad...
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Matt Reed
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Posted: 07 July 2018 at 3:18am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Hitting me hard tonight, although not as hard given the fact that he was 90 (good age) but that he's no longer with us and creating as he did up until his passing.  Loss of talent rather than loss of someone at a young age.

In any event, it's well known 'round these parts that Spider-Man is my favorite character.  All-time. Without question No one even comes close and that's saying a ton when you consider that Batman is my number two. 

I do have to admit my history with Ditko, which I've also divulged on this forum albeit over a decade ago.  Originally?  I didn't like his work. I shunned it.  I avoided it.  I didn't enjoy it.  But you have to understand that was through the eyes of a ten-year-old kid in the mid 70s whose frame of reference was the "Marvel Style" more akin to Romita than Ditko.  So I didn't "get" him.  Didn't understand him in the way that even Kirby had gelled with me at the same time.  I would have to say that I didn't become a fan of Ditko until the late 80s/early 90s.    And it was only by going back and revisiting his runs on ASM, on DR STRANGE, on THE HULK and CAPTAIN ATOM that I appreciated not only his place in the pantheon but, just by his work and the characters he created on ASM alone, his absolute slot as arguably the most important creator to ever come out of Marvel.  Ever.  He's as big as Siegel and Shuster to me in terms of his importance to the medium.  Arguably more-so given the vast wealth of characters that are being mined today for so many projects.

In any event, I don't want to start a debate on the merits of Ditko.  I just want to say that I loved and enjoyed his work.  It spoke to me as a kid who felt as Peter Parker did; alone, bullied and afraid.  His work gave me confidence and inspired me to be better than myself.  I can think of no better eulogy because, frankly, words escape me. 

Godspeed, Steve Ditko.  
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Posted: 07 July 2018 at 5:39am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

My experience is like Matt's. I remember picking up Marvel Tales as a kid and thought the art was awful. It looked nothing like the Spider-Man in Amazing or Spectacular but....I kept buying those issues of Marvel Tales because I was won over. I recently re-read my Marvel Masterworks Spider-Man collection and was actually disappointed when Ditko's run ended. I love John Romita but Ditko's Spider-Man is my favorite.
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Posted: 07 July 2018 at 6:28am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

A man ahead of his time. RIP Mr Ditko.
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Posted: 07 July 2018 at 7:05am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

My passion for Ditko is no secret at all...saddened to see of his
passing. Although I knew he was near 90, it never ďfeltĒ he was that
old...his continued work even up to his death was still entertaining, and
Iíve been enjoying his recent releases. In a world with increasing areas
of grey, his compass never wavered, and whether you agree with his
philosophies or not, thatís impressive.
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Posted: 07 July 2018 at 7:48am | IP Logged | 25 post reply

Truly one of the greats of comics, one of the three pillars upon which Marvel was built. Those tales that he and Stan told in Amazing Spider-Man are endlessly enjoyable, timeless and effortlessly readable, and the list of memorable and well-known characters Ditko helped birth is long indeed.

Farewell, Mr Ditko, and thanks for all the ideas and great art.
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