Even Quicker Update

Nothing new to report medically. I’m up in the middle of the night, working on Doctor Fate. Will let all of you know what’s going on with that in a day or so.

32 Responses to “Even Quicker Update”

  1. Stefan Immel Says:

    Can wait to hear from Fate. Can wait to hear some more good knews about your health either.

  2. Wayne Says:

    With the kind of groundwork you’re laying down in CtM, surely we are going to see a Fate monthly? It has far too much potential to end in three issues!

  3. Darren Schroeder Says:

    Keeping my eye on progress in both areas – all the best from Devon, UK.

  4. Marc Bryant Says:

    The most recent issue may have been my favorite so far. I missed Justiniano, but Shawn McManus is a fave from way back. His stuff has a similar tone to work by people like Mike Ploog from the seventies, and Phil Winslade. Both of which are always a great matches for your writing, to my eyes anyway.

  5. Judy Ginsberg Says:

    Keep on keep’n on.

  6. Jim Bosomworth Says:

    It sucks that you’re working in the middle of the night, but there’s a certain rightness to it since you’re working on Doctor Fate. I mean, if you were writing Care Bears or something . . . (wow, I just got a cold chill thinking about that).

  7. Bryan Headley Says:

    Don’t wake the inmates. Also, very good news on those lung spots!

    Must be an odd sight: you in hospital bed, muttering dialog to yourself as you type. What’s the world come to?

  8. Scott Says:

    Care Bears… well, there was Toxic Crusaders… I still haven’t read Steve’s contributions to that, but they are in my must-read stack… Like I said, aside from (some) interviews I have everything Steve ever got published except Last Son of Earth #2, which is out of stock everywhere I look…

  9. James Woodward Says:

    Glad to hear you’re feeling a little better Steve, though I’d be really happy to hear you’re out of the hospital.
    And Dr. Fate has been just great, even better than I expected. Keep up the good work!

  10. Jack Holt (Bgztl) Says:

    Thanks for the hard work. You keep typing, I’ll keep buying. And good luck with the men in scrubs.

    Speaking of which, will you get royalties for the upcoming Howard the Duck reprints?

  11. Jack Holt (Bgztl) Says:

    oops. I just re-read the post above and realized it might sound nosy. What I meant to say was something more like:

    Have you and Marvel reconciled?

  12. Starocotes Says:

    Here: http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=146145

    Dan Didio said: “DD: Two other miniseries – not Holy War and Reign in Hell. We’ll be announcing those a little later on – those are two minis that both start in August,…”

    Could one of those be written by You?

  13. Derby Schafer Says:

    To all of Steve’s Family, Friends and Fans….am sad to say that he Passed today on February 10, 2008 in the hospital. His Good Friend Bret asked me to post this for all so you are up to date. May he be in peace and no more pain. God Bless

  14. Bret walker Says:

    Hello my Name is Bret Walker This is the first time ive actually visited This blog and i wish it was not as a rumor quasher but while i thank Derby For wanting to keep Steves Fans up to Date im afraid theres been a miscommunication.. im afraid there are several rumors out there About my friends on going condition. and though he and those around him thank you somuch for your concern Steves condition is still a private matter and in no way can be confirmed even to me at this time. WE all Know Steve and he or someone of is appointing will give an official update when hes darn good and ready and not before. steve speaks quite often of what great and tight knit group of fans you all are and im sure you understand that his struggles are are personal and will respect his privacy until he, or we hear more. Rest assured That Whatever that truth is you, his fans and friends are up most,second only to family and loved ones in his heart and mind,,,ok way to serious and gushy-the only person dead will be me if he catches me moping and arond and speaking for him like a second rate sidekick with a costume wedgy !hey look hang in there he’ll let ya know whats up when hes ready willing and able. Meanwhile i will say the latest fate is on its way to the artist and it kicks ass…thanks but refain from uligizing and burning viking boats for big Steve just yet, ok!? take care!

  15. Cory!! Strode Says:

    No matter what the story is, I’ll be keeping Steve in my thoughts. Bret, thanks for taking the time to post here.

  16. Stefan Immel Says:

    I second Corys post.

  17. Robert W. Getz Says:



  18. Charles Bryan Says:

    Ditto again. My thoughts and best wishes, as always.

  19. Alistair Says:

    Take care, Steve.

  20. Wayne Says:

    I’ll miss you, Steve.

  21. Gordon Says:

    Goodbye, Steve… you were a good friend and someone I dearly loved…

  22. JeffZ Says:

    Waughhh- do these last two posters know something the rest of us don’t? I thought we were in “wait and see” mode…

  23. David from UK Says:

    Can Derby Schafer please retract his/her comment – Bret’s post seems fairly clear but a lot of folks are getting very confused. Thankyou.

  24. Gail Says:

    We love you, Steve. For a lot more than just your incredible gifts.

    We’re thinking of you right now.


  25. Bob Kennedy Says:

    Derby, Brett, all due respect–do either of you know for a fact whether Steve is, at present, alive or dead? This really isn’t the time for “I know, but I ain’t saying…”

  26. Wayne Says:

    Okay, I just read Bret’s entry: Please clear things up!!! This is the worst news we could get… and it’s not be true? Derby says she is writing on behalf of Bret, who says Steve has passed; Bret says she passed on information, but not to believe her.

    Listen, I’m thrilled to the max that Steve is still alive, and praying for his rapid recovery, but because of Bret’s admittedly rambling entry, I am stuck on who to trust. A simple “He’s alive” will suffice (and a retracting of Derby’s comment).

  27. Wayne Says:

    Okay, I just read Bret’s entry: Please clear things up!!! This is the worst news we could get… and it’s not true? Derby says he/she is writing on behalf of Bret, who says Steve has passed; Bret says s/he passed on information, but not to believe him/her.

    Listen, I’m thrilled to the max that Steve is still alive, and praying for his rapid recovery, but because of Bret’s admittedly rambling entry, I am stuck on who to trust. A simple “He’s alive” will suffice (and a retracting of Derby’s comment).

  28. Wayne Says:

    Sorry about that. Only meant to post once.

  29. John Says:

    Very, very sad news. This is really affecting me and I’ve never met the man. His work really was such a major part of my childhood and adolescence. We’ll miss you, Steve.

  30. Charles Bryan Says:

    For those who come only to this site, Mark Evanier’s “News from ME” (http://www.newsfromme.com/) says that Steve has indeed passed. I tend to think that Evanier wouldn’t post that without it being the case. The blogpost ME dedicated to SG will give many of us some new insight.

    Me, I only had the pleasure — and it was always a pleasure — of reading the man’s work. Occasionally, he’d respond to some of my posts here, and it was always special to me, but it was his writing that really got me going.

    He was one of the first writers that I “followed” in comics, seeking out his work wherever it might be. If I were a comic writer, SG’s the one I’d most want to emulate. Inventive, outre, and brutally honest with sardonic laughs thrown in to the mix.

    So, thanks, Steve. Thanks for Howard, and Man-Thing, and the Kidney Lady, and the Headmen, and James-Michael Starling, and the Killer Elf, and for every so often really giving me a reason to go back to a comic store the following month, and for this website where we’ve all been able to get to know you a little better.

    Now, I’m gonna go grab some Howard, listen to some Beatles, swear for a while and have a good cry.

  31. Marc Bryant Says:

    Steve Gerber influenced the way I thought about comics and the world in general. No other comic has ever had the impact on me as Howard the Duck. He was later an inspiration for his fight for creators’ rights, a concept I didn’t even know the meaning of at the time.

    His work paved the way for books like Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, and Grant Morrison’s Animal Man and Doom Patrol.

    Later in life, I had the privilege of meeting Steve and assisting with the content on his web-site. He seemed to be a true individualist in everything he did, remaining a gentleman as well.

    The comics community is much poorer for his loss. The impact of his work will live on for many years, at least for me.

    I’m going to read Nevada and Howard now.

  32. David Says:

    Oh, God, Steve. I’m so, so, so sorry you’re gone.

    I hope where you are now, you know how much care and gratitude those of us left here have for you and your work.

    God bless you and keep you, Steve.