That ridiculously awesome raccoon with the machine gun who blew your mind in that “Guardians of the Galaxy” footage was created in 1976 by writer Bill Mantlo and artist Keith Giffen. Tragically, as LifeHealthPro’s Bill Coffin documented in a tremendously moving article a few years ago, Mantlo was struck by a hit-and-run driver in 1992 and suffered traumatic brain injury.
If you love Rocket Raccoon — or Rom or the Hulk or the Micronauts or Cloak and Dagger or any of the incredible characters Bill Mantlo wrote during his prolific career — please consider clicking the button here to send your donation to Bill’s brother Mike for Bill’s ongoing care.
Friday, August 01, 2014
If you're going to Guardians of the Galaxy, please help creator Bill Mantlo
Passing along info from comic artist Greg Pak about this very worthy cause. Mantlo was on of the Marvel writers I grew up on and it's sad to hear of his longtime plight.