Daily Archives: February 12, 2008

Steve Gerber, 1947-2008

It seems to me that Steve Gerber was even more fearless than the multitude of super-heroes and surreal adventurers he wrote about over the course of his career in comics.

As has been widely reported already, Gerber died Sunday in a Las Vegas hospital as a result of pulmonary fibrosis. Others have written at length about his career in comics and the important contributions he made to the medium and industry, both creatively and philosophically, when it came to creators’ rights. That at the age of 60, he was still writing regularly for the biggest publishers in the North American market during a time when assignments tend to be consolidated with a group of younger, “hotter” talent is a testament to his skill, vision and the respect he earned.

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