One of the events we missed last week was Steve DIitko’s 85th birthday, so a belated birthday greeting, and a link to Michel Fiffe’s appreciation and account of his long correspondence with Ditko. As thoughtful observers know, Ditko is not so much a recluse as he doesn’t like interviews….reading his comments excerpted by Fiffe, it is a shame his sayings aren’t more widely available. But some mysteries need to remain.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.