R.I.P. Steve Gerber 1947-2008

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  1. Elijya Registered

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    Goodbye, Steve :(

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=12951
    http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2008_02_11.html#014809
     
  2. Themanofbat Never Mind the Buttocks...

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    Wow... I don't know what to say...

    Steve wrote some of the BEST stuff from Marvel that has always struck a chord with me, even in those younger and very influencial years.

    RIP Steve...

    :csad:
     
  3. Varient Guru for Geeks

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    DAPPS and Props to another creator of something I loved.

    RIP Sir.
     
  4. Anubis Sup?

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    Man, First Ringo, now this. Comic guys have been dropping like flys lately.
     
  5. Kirk Langstrom FRANCINE!!!!

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    What a shame. R.I.P. Steve...:csad:
     
  6. Lex Luthor Evildoer

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    RIP Mr. Gerber. :(
     
  7. Harlekin Business

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    Damn...

    Rest in peace, Steve.
     
  8. ang_hulk Registered

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    thats really sad,wow,what a month for talent huh?
     
  9. Dread TMNT 1984-2009

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    I just had a rough day in Manhattan, and this is the first topic I read.

    To be honest, I haven't read all of the man's work, but I don't need to to know that he was a legend in this field, that he contributed countless hours and pages of talent and that our biz is a bit weaker with him gone, at only 60 to boot.

    Considering Marvel is trying relaunches (and hardly top selling ones) of some of his characters without him makes it seem all the more bitter. I haven't read much Howard the Duck, but what I do know, and tend to believe, is that no one did it better than the creator himself. When you thought 70's Marvel, Gerber was one of those names who'd pop up.

    RIP, Gerber.
     
  10. Vartha Mod of Thunder

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    WOW, I'm speachless.....
     
  11. 3dman27 super-hero wannabe

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    goodbye mr gerber, rest in peace
     
  12. iloveclones spooky....

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    I have to admit two things:

    1) I never read much Howard the Duck.

    2) I was one of the few to see it in the theater.

    You'd have to be seriously asleep to not recognize Mr. Gerber's place in comics. Sounds like a guy I would have loved to have met.
     
  13. Morg Super Moderator

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    awwwwwwwww! RIP Mr Gerber :(
     
  14. yenaled 3X2(9YZ)4A

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    Stunning talent that will be really missed. I knew he was ill and have been regulary checking his blog to catch up on him - hoping that he would get better and his Dr. Fate could run to an ongoing.

    Recently been through a kind of Gerber phase reading Hard Time, Omega the Unknown (plus the new series of it) and obviously his newest creation in Countdown to Mystery. Plus reading his blog he seems like a genuinly great person. Truley sad.

    Hits even harder due to him actually working at the moment on a current series - which is an awesome book.

    RIP Steve Gerber.
     
  15. Themanofbat Never Mind the Buttocks...

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    While I read a LOT of Marvel stuff in the 70's as a younger pup (I was 10 in 1977), the guy just wrote stuff that I liked a lot; ie Man-Thing, Howard the Duck, etc...

    And as an adult, I realize that most of that stuff was probaby "over my head", it was (and still is) really good reading material in my world.

    :csad:
     
  16. Varient Guru for Geeks

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    You noticed too huh?
     
  17. Varient Guru for Geeks

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    That's Okay,.. I remember him More for the Defenders and key issues of Man-thing,





    And ................................... "Elf with a gun".
     
  18. Kirk Langstrom FRANCINE!!!!

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    Elf with a gun was priceless! :woot:
     
  20. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Hard Time was excellent.
     
  21. Doc Destruction Geaux Saints!

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    very sad news, R.I.P
     
  23. Varient Guru for Geeks

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    "There are two types of people in this world, my friend. Those who dig Clint Eastwood movies....and dweebs. "

    (chuckle)

    I'm hoping a chuck Norris fan who isn't into Clint Eastwood doesn't see this,...........
     
  24. Elijya Registered

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    and under-appreciated. At least DC gave him a second shot. Would have been successful if they'd thrown it under Vertigo.
     
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    Damn.
    He deserved to see good movies based on the characters he wrote.
     

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