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Comic Book Legends Revealed Addendum: Bob Rozakis on How the “Son of Sam” Case Took Police to DC Comics

In last week’s Comic Book Legends Revealed #400, one of the legends featured involved the time that the NYPD visited DC Comics for help with their investigation into the serial killer “Son of Sam.” Bob Rozakis explained the situation to me and now he has the FULL story up at his blog.

Check it out here!



“The most convincing argument, however, was made for a somewhat reclusive artist whose ultra-conservative leanings might have made him a suspect as the killer of “loose” women.”

So… I should probably just post this question on Bob’s blog, but is he saying that the folks at DC considered Steve Ditko to be their top suspect in the Son of Sam killings?

I figured he was talking about Ditko, too, Scott. However, I’m sure their speculation was all in jest.


Ditko wasn’t THAT kind of conservative. Ayn Rand was pretty freaky-deaky herself, sexuality wise.

A Horde of Evil Hipsters

January 11, 2013 at 3:03 am

And let’s be fair: “reclusive ultra-conservative” describes most people who are involved in superhero comics. It’s the “artist” bit that can be used to narrow the suspect list down at all.

And let’s be fair: “reclusive ultra-conservative” describes most people who are involved in superhero comics.

I can’t wait for you to start arguing with the “comics have a liberal bias” crowd.

No, on second though, I *can* wait for that argument. Forever. Please let’s not have it?

She was also an Atheist.

(And a moron.)

That example Bob’s got up is “signed” “Mr Monster”.

Oh god, what was Michael T Gilbert doing back then?! ;)

If it had been Ditko, I can just imagine him getting carted off, the Scooby gang having pulled off his “Question” mask, him muttering about how he would have gotten away with it if those dang kids hadn’t turned A into B.

in 9 panels, of course.

Wow, that was pretty interesting. I’m sure Bob isn’t spilling the beans, but I wonder who the suspected Son of Sam at DC was.


January 27, 2013 at 1:40 pm

She was also an Atheist.

(And a moron.)

“Atheist” is not an insult.

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