@#$%! Hippies

@#$%! Hippies
or: Down With Puppies

Among the many lessons I learned from Ditko was how to separate art from the artist. Hard going when you find your hero thinks you're idiot scum. It perplexes me how one who was becoming a hard core Randian would take offense with standing against racism, sexism, war.

While Kirby's attempts at hippies were silly, he treated us with respect. I still remember an issue of Thor where, while Thor found our speech and manner of dress to be most passing strange, he recognized our hearts as good. Steve? He thought we were unbathed, snarling clowns.

Happy Trails
Smitty