Steve Gerber 1947 – 2008Posted: February 14, 2008
The co-creator and writer of Howard the Duck died a few days ago. SamuraiFrog has an excellent tribute;
Of course, he’s best known for writing Howard the Duck, and it takes a certain kind of comic book fan (usually an older one) to understand what that means and why it’s a good thing. To anyone who hasn’t read the wonderful comic book, understood its anger and its satire and its disgust over things political and social in the 1970s, it’s just a movie that bombed. Which is wrong. It’s much, much more. Hell, when Marvel started its adults-only Max line, I thought the only reason for it to exist was for Steve Gerber to finally come in and finish Howard the Duck. Which he did. Brilliantly.