Fun With Psychos
or: I’m Not Locked Up In Here With You...
This weeks grab bag reveals Watchmen # 11. It’s old news now that some of the best characters stem from Ditko’s work at Charlton. My vote for the best, which will come as no surprise to those who’ve been reading along, is Rorschach. He’s just so purely what he is.
Along with the Question, obvious influences on Rorschach include the Crime Master and Mr. A. Legend has it that when asked about Rorschach, Ditko replied, “He’s like Mr. A... only insane.” Now, I’m a Ditko guy. I wouldn’t be doing comics without him. But as cool as Mr. A is (talk about a guy who’s purely what he is...) I’d say Rorschach was like Mr. A only... with a shred of humanity left in him.