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Mysterious Travelers: Steve Ditko and the Search for a New Liberal Identity

Zack Kruse

Abstract

Steve Ditko (1927–2018) is one of the most important contributors to American comic books. As the cocreator of Spider-Man and sole creator of Dr. Strange, Ditko made an indelible mark on American popular culture. Mysterious Travelers: Steve Ditko and the Search for a New Liberal Identity resets the conversation about his heady and powerful work. Always inward facing, Ditko's narratives employed superhero and supernatural fantasy in the service of self-examination, and with characters like the Question, Mr. A, and Static, Ditko turned ordinary superhero comics into philosophic treatises. Many o ... More

Keywords: Steve Ditko, comics, superheroes, politics, mystic liberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781496830531
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496830531.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zack Kruse, author