The death of Steve Ditko, the co-creator of Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and more, has hit the comic book world like a tidal wave. Fans, pros, and everyone in between shared stories of how his work brought joy to their lives.

However, former G.I. JOE writer, Aubrey Sitterson, went out of his way to exploit Ditko’s death and attack his personal philosophy just days after his death.  Sitterson deleted the Tweet, but not before Diversity & Comics captured it and exposed Sitterson’s hate.

Sitterson would write:

Lotta good things to remember Ditko for, but seeing a lot of folks who should know better doing weird mental acrobatics in order to lionize his obsession with Objectivism, a singularly nasty philosophy.”


Objectivism is a philosophy based on merit founded by writer Ayn Rand. It was best described by Ayn Rand in Atlas Shrugged:

“My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.”

This isn’t unfamiliar territory for Sitterson. He was rightfully and heavily criticized for a disgusting 9/11 Tweet, where he attacked people who didn’t live in New York City for honoring and remembering the people who perished in the horrific terrorist attacks.

Many people weren’t pleased with Aubrey’s demonization of Ditko just days after his death.

After Sitterson deleted his Tweet attacking Ditko, he replaced it with a much milder commentary on Rand’s writing that had nothing to do with Ditko.

Are you glad Sitterson deleted his Tweet? What do you make of his seemingly repetitive behavior of attacking people who are trying to honor and respect the deceased for their accomplishments?

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Jorge Arenas
Resident Star Trek Specialist/ Writer

Jorge Arenas is a Governmental Affairs Director working in the Southwest. If Starfleet were real his career would be in a much different place. Currently, he specializes in all things Star Trek. He loves DC but has a soft spot for Deadpool. When not writing you can find him on World of Warcraft. Battle.net, ID-PassStage6#1707

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