Tom Holland’s Moving Tribute To ‘Spiderman’ Co-Creater Steve Ditko Honors The Man Behind The Iconic Character

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The co-creator of a classic Marvel hero has passed away, and fans are taking the time to honor his legacy. On Sunday, Tom Holland paid tribute to Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko with a message on Twitter. The star is the most recent actor to take on the role of Peter Parker, and he took the time to acknowledge one of the men who set the Spider-Man franchise into motion.

Holland wrote:

“We all want to leave our mark on the world — this guy crushed it. He made so many people so happy and changed lives — most of all, mine! Thank you Steve — your life lives on man, thank you #SteveDitko”.

It’s clear that Ditko’s work had a far reaching impact, and the character of Spider-Man will be remembered by many. The comic artist and writer has a special significance for Holland, who is the current voice for the character.

Ditko passed away on June 29, and was found in his New York City apartment. He was 90 years old. The artist had a long career, studying at the Cartoonists & Illustrator School under Batman artist Jerry Robinson before selling his first comic in 1953, according to The Verge. His work caught the attention of Stan Lee of Marvel Comics, and Ditko was hired to develop new characters and stories. Lee became his frequent collaborator, and the two men went on to write one of the company’s biggest series, The Amazing Spider-Man. His influence on the character’s story is still clear – he gave the hero the distinctive red and blue suit still seen on the character today, and conceived of many of the biggest villains in the universe, such as Dr. Octopus and the Green Goblin. He’s also behind a few of the other well-known Marvel characters and storylines, including Doctor Strange.

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