Mr. A

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Born in 1967 of Steve Ditko's fascination with Objectivism, Mr. A is a 'superhero' without observable powers aside from his steel gloves and mask, similar to the first incarnations of The Question. Alan Moore disliked this character strongly and portrayed this type of character in a rather twisted way as Watchmen's Rorschach. In Street Fighter 3, a character named Q also appears to be based on him.

Philosophical elements aside, Mr. A marked Ditko's shift from working on contract for mainstream publishers like Marvel and D.C. to more creator-owned projects; Mr. A was first published in the Underground Comics series witzend and was later collected in self-published comics Ditko distributed himself.


Tropes used in Mr. A include: