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Steve Gerber, RIP

Steve Gerber has died of pulmonary fibrosis on the 10th of February, 2008.

Besides his creation of Howard the Duck, he also created Thundarr the Barbarian and his friends Ookla the Mok and Princess Ariel.

His unsuccessful fight to regain the rights to his Howard character resulted, eventually, in a huge change to the work-for-hire predatory practices of comics publishers.

Howard the Duck was one of the comics that I used to entice Penny into further conversation in my dorm room, some 32 years ago.

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invisiblewolf
Feb. 12th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
As cheesy as the stories were, I really liked the world of Thundarr the Barbarian because of its mixture of science fiction and fantasy, much like Land of the Lost.

-Spiritwolf.
demonslayer
Feb. 12th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
wiiiiiierrrd man...earlier in my blog i posted about that show i found searching youtube...go see...Archmage has even made a 'toon of Ookla after i threw down the challenge.

And there I was mocking the show! Strange!

:D
foomf
Feb. 12th, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)
I remembered that. And I really liked the show, by the way.
The morning I got married (a Saturday) I watched that show because I wanted to see if it was really a 2-part episode.

If I work on it I can probably tell you which episode it was.
foomf
Feb. 13th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
And after only a small amount of brain-digging, it was the show where they were rescuing a group of people from slavery to a mutant-mage (i.e. one of about six) where the particular mutant-mage used a lot of box-shaped robots. Very kirby-esque. Still not a positive ID yet.
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supermatt41
Feb. 14th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
I certainly remember Thundarr the Barbarian, from the Saturday morning cartoons. I loved it, and once in a great while I stumble across old episodes on some forgotten channel.
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