I was sorry today to learn of the passing of comics writer, Steve Gerber. According to Newsarama.com Gerber died Sunday from complications due to a battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Gerber was was 60 years old.
He was probably best known for his creation of HOWARD THE DUCK, over at Marvel Comics. Introduced as a minor character in Gerber's Man-Thing series the feathered foul-mouth quickly became a fan favorite. Sadly, Gerber spent years battling Marvel over rights to the character and other creative differences. During his career, Gerber wrote for both DC & Marvel, working on many of the major characters for both companies.
My condolences to his family, friends and the thousands of comic fans who followed his career.