My pal Steven Grant's been banging out an interesting column on all things comics and political over at comicbookresources.com for several years now. He's always worth reading (new column every Wednesday) but this piece on Spider-Man
co-creator Steve Ditko's defenders and Ditko's own creative/professional choices is particularly incisive. I find Ditko an endlessly fascinating personality, though that's probably exacerbated by his reclusive nature and philosophically doctrinaire approach toward comics and his art. He just can't play nice, but evidently he's content to live with the consequences...