Monday, May 6, 2013

VIDEO GOLD: Searching for Steve Ditko

Here at Vundablog.com we want to honor and respect the comic book gods. And one such god is Steve Ditko.

In Search of Steve Ditko is a fascinating documentary narrated by Jonathan Ross of the BBC. This documentary is a great chance to see lots of cool Steve Ditko art and learn about the man who designed the Spiderman suit and some of the most influential comics of all time. They not only talk about the Marvel books like Spiderman and Dr. Strange but also his later creations at Charlton Comics like the Question and Mr. A and his DC creations the Creeper, and Hawk and Dove. Ditko's story themes and morality tales are dissected by comics greats like Joe Quesada, John Romita, Alan Moore, Mark Millar, Neil Gaiman, and Stan Lee. The documentary explains Ditko's complicated objectivist political ideology that falls in line with over-hyped writer Ayn Rand.  Alan Moore talks about how Rorschach is inspired by Ditko's work. Hearing John Romita worry about his art style on Spiderman is very humorous in retrospect, as he is one of the pillars of the character. It's also interesting to see the old writers talk about what a pay check these old cherished books are. Enjoy




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