Happy 80th Birthday, Steve Ditko!

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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3 Responses

  1. Rick Taylor says:

    Happy Birthday Steve. This guy is one of comics' all-time original greats. His impact on the industry can never really be measured.

  2. Andrew Pepoy says:

    Actually saw him once about 15 years ago. I was making one of my occasional trips to NYC to make the rounds of the editorial offices, and when I went to sign in at Marvel, there was Ditko's signiture in the book. Wished I'd had an x-acto knife on me. I got someone to point him out to me, and when he left the editor's office I went in and asked if I might ink Ditko, whatever the project might be. Turned out it was Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (they should have been giving him something far better), but as I was still kind of new and this editor had never worked with me, I didn't get it. Never did get to ink him. I found myself riding down in the elevator with Ditko later. I wanted to say something to him, but I heard he didn't like people gushing over him, and I couldn't think of myself doing anything but gushing…. lots…. so I didn't talk to him. I should have. Ditko… WOW!

  3. Rick Taylor says:

    Great story. I think I actually kept that issue from my comp pile because he'd drawn it. Yup, he deserves better.