Monday, February 11

Steve Gerber, 1947-2008

"Plants are like people. Writers are like plants. Therefore, and this may come as a surprise, writers are like people. Given them light, water, nourishment, a comfortable pot and an encouraging world and they'll grow." -- Howard the Duck #16

Word in tonight that beloved writer Steve Gerber has passed away from complications due to pulmonary fibrosis at age 60.

Gerber created Howard the Duck for Marvel Comics, and wrote such series as The Defenders, Man-Thing, Omega the Unknown, and Guardians of the Galaxy, among others. He was also wrote and edited the animated series G.I. Joe and Transformers, and created the animated Thundarr the Barbarian. His work brought joy to many, and he'll be missed.

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