Friday 04 November 2016
Jordan Minor, Geek

…s creator Steve Ditko may have been an anti-drug Ayn Rand enthusiast, but the psychedelic artwork of those early comics still blew the minds of young draft-dodging beatniks in the 60s and 70s. Early…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 04 Nov 2016
Thursday 03 November 2016
JOHN SEMLEY, Globe and Mail (Toronto)

…s adventures, Ditko had become obsessed with Objectivism, the philosophical system developed by Ayn Rand in her books The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Prioritizing the happiness of the individual as…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 03 Nov 2016
Wednesday 02 November 2016
Michael Cavna, Washington Post

…a world in which to channel his fascination with Ayn Rand, Eastern mysticism and trippy psychedelia. After nearly a decade of being pummeled by Marvel’s more physical, fist-happy characters, film…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 02 Nov 2016
Tuesday 01 November 2016

…artist about whom little is known outside of his Objectivist philosophy, Strange was a radical departure for early Marvel …Doctor Strange Director’s Idea for a SequelIGNall 540 news articles…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 01 Nov 2016
Alan Scherstuhl, Houston Press

…this time are Benedict Cumberbatch, haughtily Randian as a surgeon of self-willed greatness, and the most extravagant superhero trip-outs that Marvel can buy. These prove familiar, too, a diverting…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 01 Nov 2016
Monday 31 October 2016
Derek Faraci, Birth. Movies. Death

…point to exactly when he first read the work on Ayn Rand, whose books would help shape the artist’s political and personal beliefs, but I’m betting it was sometime during his high school years with the…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 31 Oct 2016
Friday 14 October 2016
Helen O'Hara, The Telegraph (London)

…extreme political views. Ditko became a devotee of Ayn Rand, a man who practices a strict philosophy of self-reliance, creative control and absolutely no truck with the supernatural. And yet he lost…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 14 Oct 2016
Wednesday 20 July 2016
Den Of Geek

…in for the interpretation that the film represents Ayn Rand’s objectivism. This philosophical system states that, among other things, the primary moral purpose of existence is to bring about your own…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 20 Jul 2016
Thursday 12 May 2016

The Question was dreamt up by legendary artist Steve Ditko in 1967 after his quietly furious break with Marvel Comics over the thematic direction of Spider-Man, who he co-created with Stan Lee. Still alive and reclusive to the point where he’s become a sort of myth, Ditko is a devotee of Ayn Rand’s Objectivism philosophy. In his original iteration, The Question was the alter ego of Vic Sage, a TV news broadcaster who delivered cold, unfeeling justice to criminals, not caring if they lived or died.

After DC acquired The Question, the new series featuring the character was slated to be written by Denny O’Neil, who was in charge of the Batman family of titles. O’Neil didn’t want to write a hero who espoused the harsh Objectivist ideals that Ditko believed in. So he killed Sage in The Question #1 and resurrected him in the next issue, slowly reinventing the man who wore the faceless mask.

Posted about 2 years ago Publication date: 12 May 2016
Friday 05 February 2016
Gregory L. Reece, PopMatters

Marvel’s Lee and Kirby may have espoused a simplified form of liberal humanism but artist Steve Ditko—co-creator of Marvel’s most popular creation, Spider-Man—regularly snuck his Randian Objectivism into the storyline.

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 05 Feb 2016
Tuesday 20 October 2015
Brian Cronin, Comics Should Be Good!

A Steve Ditko creation, Vic Sage was a reporter who , while doing an investigation, discovered a method of creating artificial skin. Sage used a model to make it appear as though his face was blank.

As the Question, he became a force for good in Hub City, as a believer in Objectivism, the Question was one of the more philosophical heroes.

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 19 Oct 2015
Sunday 27 September 2015
Jude Terror, The Outhousers

Lee hopes that the Kickstarter is successful, and thinks Ditko might go far in the industry. “I think Steve might have a future in this business as long as he doesn’t get too deep into the philosophy of Ayn Rand and become a recluse,” Lee remarked. “Excelsior.”

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 05 Aug 2015