Monday, 16 July 2018

Dave and Ditko and... some other dude???

Hi, Everybody!

When last we spoke of the late Steve Ditko, the debate was whether or not Dave should destroy the letters Ditko wrote to him.

Well, everybody's friend, Sean Robinson (who is once again proving that he should really have this job if he wasn't so busy,) has rescued one of them from the memory hole.

To wit, he sent in:
For those not in the know, Fred Van Lente, writes the comical books.  I personally like the Big Trouble in Little China, and Archer & Armstrong. (I also read the 5th and 6th issues of Comic Book Comics.)

Ha ha! Good luck burning the internet to get rid of THIS Ditko letter!

Oh ho! What an interesting little bon mot?

Thanks Sean!

Next Time: A Boy and his Aardvark. Well, a Man and his Aardvarks. Plural.


Tony Dunlop said...

OK, I'll bite. Can someone tell me what R. Crumb is doing in a book about the early years of Marvel Comics?

Tony again said...

Or Herge', for that matter...maybe I just need to buy the comic.

Dave Kopperman said...

Tony: Weirdly enough, I own this issue. It's totally at random, picked up at a con and the only issue I own. This issue is a history of the era 1958-1970 (roughly), so in addition to Marvel, it covers the Undergrounds from Jack Jackson on forward. Well researched and entertaining.

Anonymous said...

Ah, so it's the timeframe, not just Marvel. OK, that makes sense.