Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Beast Boy Creator Passes

A comic book legend,
Arnold Drake (co-creator of Beast Boy and Doom Patrol), has passed away.

From Comic Book Resources:

"The comics industry mourns today the loss of writer Arnold Drake, co-creator of DC Comics' Doom Patrol and Deadman. Drake fell ill during last month's New York Comic-Con and was hospitalized for pneumonia, reported Ken Gale, host of the 'Nuff Said WBAI radio program. Although his condition appeared to improve, Drake passed away this morning in New York City's Cabrini Hospital from pneumonia and septic shock.

A writer of comics since the 1940s, Arnold Drake is the creator of Beast Boy and Stanley & his Monster, characters who like Drake's Deadman and Doom Patrol have entertained readers for decades in countless appearances and several series authored by Drake himself and, later, by new generations of creators he inspired."

Our thoughts are with his family.


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