Monday, December 06, 2004

Bob Haney

1733_2_07Comics writer Bob Haney died in California on Thanksgiving at the age of 78. A DC regular from the '50s to the '80s, he'll be remembered for the Teen Titans, Metamorpho, the Batman team-ups in Brave & Bold, and the deranged "Super-Sons Saga." Mr. Haney was one of just a few comics writers of his era who possessed a real authorial voice. You didn't have to look at a credit box to know whose company you were enjoying, and it really did feel like company. I know it must seem fannish, clueless and disrespectful to run the "Mad Mod" cover under the circumstances, but it screams in the voice I'm talking about. I really enjoyed getting to know some part of him through his work.

Mark Evanier posts an obituary here.

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