Last week it was announced that legendary artist Steve Ditko had passed away aged 90, and now fellow comic book icon Stan Lee has shared a video paying tribute to his colleague, with whom he created a number of characters including, most notably, the Amazing Spider-Man.
“I cannot let the week go without commenting on Steve Ditko,” said Lee. “Steve was certainly one of the most important creators in the comic book business. His talent was indescribable. I worked with him for many years and was always impressed with how he saw everything in terms of photos and pictures and movement and scenes. He told a story like a fine movie director would. I think he will be very greatly missed by the public and by his fans. I’m sure there will be a lot written about him as time goes by and I will be one of the guys who buys the first book. You made a real impression here in the world. Excelsior.”
Watch Lee’s video tribute here…
Remembering Sturdy Steve Ditko – Stan pic.twitter.com/gpmbSF9s5S
— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) July 13, 2018