Wednesday, December 12, 2012
• • One Shot for the Week of November 28th 2012
[In Nowhere Men] four of the world’s greatest scientist come together to form World Corp., an organization meant to improve the world through...bioengineering? Space travel...? Clean energy...? Let’s just say all manner of science-y things. Jump forward several decades and the Liverpool-inspired quartet are in-fighting, down one man, and opening uncurable nightmares that can’t be closed. Where did it all go wrong? Well...that might have to do with the fact that one of their members loves him some Ayn Rand.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Sunday, September 21, 2008
• • Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko
Review of the book by Blake Bell.
Not only is [Steve Ditko] the co-creator of Marvel Comic’s Spider-Man and creator of Dr. Strange, he is, without question, the leading proponent in comics of the Objectivist philosophy of life established by writer and novelist Ayn Rand. Objectivism is similar to libertarianism. He has paid a heavy price for that philosophy; Ditko has never received the financial remuneration he deserves, admittedly because of the restrictive contracts that he signed when it was common to do so in the publishing industry.
Friday, August 08, 2008
• Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell
Of course, many readers will want dirty laundry: the nitty gritty details of Ditko’s philosophical clashes with his contemporaries and publishers (sometimes involving his dedication to Ayn Rand and objectivism) and his on-again/off-again time at Marvel Comics (1955-66).