RIP Steve Gerber

I’m a long time fan of Steve Gerber’s comic book work, from Howard theDuck, Omega the Unknown, the Defenders, and so on. I also was a big fan as a kid of Thundarr the Barbarian, a work that Steve drove forward.

A few weeks ago I started following his weblog and was keeping up with his health troubles. I saw these posts about how he had gotten a laptop so he was able to keep writing Doctor Fate from his hospital room. Sadly, a recent post was not by Steve but Mark Evanier. That’s never a good sign. The post said that Steve had died Sunday. Mark has posted a eulogy to the man. That is truly a downer. He will be missed.