Ditko vs. a Grizzly Bear? Ditko!


A piece in Salon today (annoying ad firewall) explores the legacy of comics pioneer turned hardcore Randian Steve Ditko. Though he's largely dropped off the scene since his days in the nascent superhero comics scene, the piece notes his continuing influence through his inspiration of, for instance, Alan Moore's memorable Watchmen antihero Rorschach. It also notes, alas, that nothing strangles art quite as being obsessed with didactic exposition of an ideology. (Cf., sadly, Dave Sim.)