I found out yesterday from the Pop Cultue Safari blog that comic book writer Steve Gerber has passed away. Here's the story from the Comic Book Resources website --
Legendary comics writer Steve Gerber passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2008, due to complications from pulmonary fibrosis. He was 60-years-old.
Best known for his creation Howard the Duck, Gerber was responsible for many of the memorable characters of the 1970s including Omega the Unknown, Man-Thing and Shanna the She-Devil. In the last two decades, Gerber authored celebrated Marvel Comics stories including runs on “Sub-Mariner,” “Daredevil” and “Defenders.” DC Comics published Gerber’s creator-owned works “Nevada” and “Hard Time,” both of which were met with considerable critical acclaim.
In television, Gerber was a writer and story editor on such lauded series as “The Transformers” and “G.I. Joe.” He created “Thundarr the Barbarian,” and in 1998 shared a Daytime Emmy Award for his work on “The New Batman/Superman Adventures.”
Prior to his death, Gerber was writing “Countdown to Mystery: Doctor Fate” for DC Comics.
Read more about Steve Gerber at the following sites --
Mark Evanier's News From Me
I grew up reading the Defenders, Howard the Duck and Man-Thing. He will be missed.