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Subj: Re: Ditko, Objectivism, Marvel: A Time for Reassessment?
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2022 at 12:27:10 pm EDT (Viewed 85 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Ditko, Objectivism, Marvel: A Time for Reassessment?
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2022 at 07:30:41 am EDT (Viewed 98 times)

    You make a pretty big leap in logic.

I am in fact presenting my opinion on that matter.

As I mentioned:

"Gartland allows Lee a benefit of the doubt in that this wasn’t directly political but simply a case of not understanding the motives, and that’s likely. But there’s enough grounds to presume that Lee didn’t want to attack Rand or critique her ideas even indirectly, and that suggests personal bias."

I clearly separate the author's views from my conclusion and interpretation.

    Evanier says that Lee changed it to more conform with the traditional Marvel concept. Then you say it was clearly to censor.

Well obviously Evanier presents the story as changed from original, and I interpreted that claim my way.

    I cant say that for sure, but neither can you, and neither can Evanier...he was in Middle School at the time.

Most of the fanzine writers of the 1960s were very young teens and kids. I covered that in my book review of Ballmann's collection of fanzine articles (

    After Ditko left, Spider-Man started supporting Randy Robertson's protests.

I cover this in my post on this thread. But the evidence is in fact the opposite. Thirty issues after Ditko left, in the issue where Randy makes his first appearance, Peter essentially walks away from a protest and refuses to participate.

If by "After Ditko left", you mean immediately then there's no grounds to support that. 30 issues means 2years+.
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