Wednesday, April 8, 2015


One of his lesser known works, Steve Ditko's Killjoy was published in Charlton Comics' E-Man #2 & 4 and included in the Ditko Package.

Killjoy was a mysterious, silent Objectivist superhero. He would use many disguises, showing up as a new person after stopping the criminals. A couple of his aliases were Ed Gab a reporter and Jud Lah a lawyer.
With Killjoy, Ditko freely expressed his personal ideology, based on Ayn Rand's Objectivism and the writings of Greek philosopher Aristotle.

Question: What is Objectivism?
Answer:  "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."
            — Ayn Rand, Appendix to Atlas Shrugged

E-Man #2
"Enter Killjoy"
Intro Killjoy, a costumed hero in libertarian stories.

E-Man #4
"Killer Ded"
Both Killjoy stories reprinted in the Ditko Package!

Killjoy was a snappy, social satire. Weird, funny, and thought-provoking fare. Be sure to check them out. 

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1 comment:

  1. Nobody draws acrobatic punch-ups like Ditko. Nobody else seems able to capture that frenetic, gymnastic style. I enjoyed Killjoy but hard to see how you'd do much with a hero with no ID who doesn't speak.