My work is done,
My task is o’er, And so I come,
Taking it home,
For the crown is won,
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.
This is exactly what happened to me at work yesterday.
Somebody help me!