Mysterious Travelers

Ditko & the search for a new liberal identity

artist: Steve Ditko
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language: English
coloring: black/white
pages: 304:

Steve Ditko is one of the most important contributors to American comic books. As the co-creator of Spider-Man and sole creator of Doctor Strange, Ditko made an indelible mark on American popular culture. 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. In this book, Zack Kruse argues that Ditko's philosophy draws on a complicated network of ideas that is best understood as mystic liberalism, and his comics provide a unique window into how such an ideology operates in popular media.

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