I started posting these last week on Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko’s birthday, one panel/decade per day. Today I posted the final panel, coinciding with Miles Morales’ co-creator @brianmichaelbendisannouncing his departure from Marvel. Definitely an end of an era.
Tribute to Steve Ditko and Stan Lee, John Romita, Gerry Conway, Ross Andru, Roy Thomas, Gil Kane, David Michelinie, Todd McFarlane, Bill Mantlo, Ed Hannigan, Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz, Rick Leonardi, Alex Saviuk, Marv Wolfman, Dave Cockrum, Roger Stern, John Romita JR, Terry Kavanagh, Steven Butler, Mark Bagley, J.M. Straczynski, Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli, Mark Millar, Jack Kirby, the dozen Sinister Syndicate creators, and the hundreds who had a hand in shaping the Spider-mythos.
Todd Rundgren is a hero of mine. His records (solo and Utopia!), his songwriting, his production and his musicianship… all played a huge role shaping me into who I am. I still listen to (and study) A Wizard, A True Star and Something / Anything regularly, and I suggest you do, too.
Atticus and I sent Todd a wealth of ideas for his new record. He worked on this track and released the “proper” version HERE.. We then took what he did and moved it forward (or backward, depending on your perspective) into THIS.
Do you ever get so passionate about something to the point where it’s the only thing you think about or that can make you feel better, and feel like that’s the only thing that’s keeping you together but when you want to talk to someone about it and the way that it changed your life, they either tell you to shut up or just blow it of saying ‘you only like them because of their looks’ or ‘omg its just a band/fictional character get over it’
and you just want to scream about how they were there for you through bad times when people like them weren't
but you keep quiet and don’t say anything because you know they will never understand