Steve Gerber, R.I.P.

Mon, February 11th, 2008 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Legendary comics writer Steve Gerber passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2008, due to complications from pulmonary fibrosis. He was 60-years-old.

Best known for his creation Howard the Duck, Gerber was responsible for many of the memorable characters of the 1970s including Omega the Unknown, Man-Thing and Shanna the She-Devil. In the last two decades, Gerber authored celebrated Marvel Comics stories including runs on "Sub-Mariner," "Daredevil" and  "Defenders." DC Comics published Gerber's creator-owned works "Nevada" and "Hard Time," both of which were met with considerable critical acclaim.

In television, Gerber was a writer and story editor on such lauded series as "The Transformers" and "G.I. Joe." He created "Thundarr the Barbarian," and in 1998 shared a Daytime Emmy Award for his work on "The New Batman/Superman Adventures."

Prior to his death, Gerber was writing "Countdown to Mystery: Doctor Fate" for DC Comics.

For a more in-depth tribute to Steve Gerber and his rich body of work, CBR News encourages fans and readers to visit Mark Evanier's blog.

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