RIP the great Steve Gerber - one of my all-time favourite comic-book writers. Ah, fuck it: one of my favourite writers full-stop. A giant, imho.
Too many great comic-book moments to mention: the vampiric cow in Howard the Duck...his take on Doctor Fate (as a back-up strip in The Flash in the late 70s, I think?); those fabulous issues of Man-Thing with Mike Ploog; and that incredible run on The Defenders: The Headmen, the killer elf....jeez. I loved his more recent stuff too: Nevada was totally under-rated, I thought. Apparently he was working on Doctor Fate again up until a week or two ago. *Waauuuuugh*