Left to Rot

LifeHealthPro has a heartbreaking story about comics writer Bill Mantlo. Mantlo, who’s probably best known for his off-the-wall scripts on Micronauts and Rom: Spaceknight, was run down by a hit-and-run driver in 1992 and left with traumatic brain injury. Long story short, rehabilitation efforts were basically dropped by his insurer, and he’s now warehoused in a facility in Queens. What a waste.

On a sidenote, the article is written by Bill Coffin, whose name I recognized from old bylines for the Palladium roleplaying line. Much of my teenage paper route money was blown on their products. And Marvel’s as well.