NEW YORK: Steve Ditko, the man who co-wrote “Spider-Man” has died at the age of 90. Spider-Man ended up becoming one of the most famous comic book superheroes of all time. The Washington Post reported that Ditko’s characters turned him into one of the most “innovative artists in the world of comics.”
Ditko died June 29.
Creating Super Heros
Steve Ditko was key in creating several superhero characters, including the creation of teen heroes like Miles Morales. Shortly after Ditko’s passing, fans took to Twitter offering their condolences to his family.
Marvel Comics chief creative officer, Jon Quesada also released a tribute to Ditko saying:
“In his lifetime he blessed us with gorgeous art, fantastical stories, heroic characters and a mystical persona worthy of some of his greatest creations.”
In 2012, Blake Bell, author of “Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko,” told the New York Post that
“It was Ditko who wanted to ground the strip in reality, to see what it was like to be a hero through the eyes of a teenager and to struggle.”
It’s still unclear what led to his death. According to NPR, Ditko was discovered dead in his Manhattan apartment. A friend was worried about him after not seeing him for a long time.
Police have said there were no signs of trauma or serious injuries.
We all want to leave our mark on the world – this guy crushed it.
He made so many people so happy and changed lives – most of all, mine!
Thank you Steve – your life lives on man, thank you #SteveDitko
— Tom Holland (@TomHolland1996) July 8, 2018
The legacy of Steve Ditko
Steve Ditko will be remembered for his unique take on heroes and his enjoyment of writing. His creation has appeared in movies, TV shows, and video games. Three different actors have portrayed Spider-Man and each one had a different take on the character.
The three actors who have taken the role as the web-slinger include Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and currently Tom Holland. Spider-Man continues to have an impact on comic-book enthusiasts around the world. Despite Ditko’s passing Spider-Man will live on.