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Nov 18, '11, 3:42 PM
I just posted an update to my Micronauts blog, regarding the recent article on Micronauts comic creator Bill Mantlo which appeared - surprisingly enough - at a health insurance industry website.
AcroRay's Laboratory: Micronauts and more: The Tragic Tale of a Micronauts Creator (http://acroray.blogspot.com/2011/11/tragic-tale-of-micronauts-creator.html)
The article is a sad read indeed. But, out of respect to Mantlo and the hours of enjoyment he brought us, it is well worth reading.
I just read this tonight.... I think this quote from the article summed it up pretty well....
Claremont says, his voice heavy with emotion. “What a f______g waste.”
So much potential lost in such a tragic accident...Just so sad....
Jan 11, '12, 6:10 PM
Thank you for posting this. Mantlo was one of my favorite creators of the late 70's/early 80's. Micronauts, Ghost Rider, Hulk, Team America (hey, I was a kid! :wink:), Rom...the list goes on and on. I knew about his accident and have been following updates on his condition, which, unfortunately, have not been positive.
I was also heartened by the negative responses toward hateful comments former Marvel Editor in Chief Jim Shooter made about Mantlo at his blog. I guess there really are decent people left on the internet.
Jan 11, '12, 6:44 PM
what a tragedy. i did not read Micronauts as a kid so was not familiar with his story. hopefully, at least his children will start visiting him and they can form some type of relationship before it is too late
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