Tom Holland & Marvel Honor Late Spider-Man Co-Creator Steve Ditko
Last week, the Marvel universe lost one of their most notable creators as Steve Ditko, the co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, died at the age of 90.
The current Spider-Man, Tom Holland, honored the Ditko on Twitter and thanked him for his contributions for creating the friendly neighborhood hero. “We all want to leave our mark on the world — this guy crushed it,” Holland tweeted. “He made so many people so happy and changed lives — most of all, mine! Thank you Steve — your life lives on man, thank you.”
We all want to leave our mark on the world – this guy crushed it.
He made so many people so happy and changed lives – most of all, mine!
Thank you Steve – your life lives on man, thank you #SteveDitko
— Tom Holland (@TomHolland1996) July 8, 2018
Marvel also paid their respects to the late creator via Twitter.
Thank you, Steve. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/sDCYlciRxh
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 8, 2018
The Saturday following Ditko’s death, current Chief Creative Officer of Marvel, Joe Quesada, released a statement in his honor: “Only a small group of individuals can claim that they have effected and redefined not just an industry, but popular culture worldwide. Steve Ditko was one of those few who dared to break molds every time his pencil and pen hit a blank sheet of paper. In his lifetime he blessed us with gorgeous art, fantastical stories, heroic characters and a mystical persona worthy of some of his greatest creations. And much like his greatest co-creation, Steve Ditko’s legend and influence will outlive us all.”
Ditko’s legacy will live on as Holland’s sequel Spider-Man 2: Far From Home is set to release next summer.