Today is the birthday of an all-time comic book great, one of the fundamental pillars of the Marvel Universe, the brilliant Steve Ditko. A writer and artist possessed of a singular drawing and storytelling style, Ditko exploded our imaginations with his visionary creations for Marvel, DC, Charlton and other companies. (Considering my history with both Blue Beetle and Spider-Man, I can safely safe S.D. had a massive impact on my career.)
Happy Birthday, Mr. Ditko—wherever in the multiverse you are!
And if you want to read the tale of the one and only time I met this giant of our industry, just click here.