I actually drew this about a week ago, and scheduled it to run today. Obviously I had no idea that Blue Beetle’s creator Steve Ditko would pass away on July 4th. he was 90 years old.
I am honestly not a huge fan of his art, but I respect his creativity and drive. In my hypothetical list of all-time favorite superheroes, Ditko created at least 3 or 4 in the top 10, 2 for sure in the top 5. No. 1 being Beetle.
The man may have eschewed the fame and fortune he surely and clearly deserved, but he continued to create and work til the very end, on his own terms and on his own. If that’s not a pure goal for any artist, I don’t know what is.
I’m still here.
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