War comics legend Sam Glanzman, best known for the "U.S.S. Stevens," died today. His passing was announced on Facebook.
It is my sad duty to inform you all that on Wednesday, July 12th, at 2:30am, Sam Glanzman passed away. No other information is available at this time. I will be following up with information about the funeral shortly. In lieu of sending cards and flowers, his wife Sue asks that you instead contribute to the GoFundMe page we currently have running. Not much else I can say at this point...we lost a great one.
I'd supported a Kickstarter reprinting one of his comics lately -- the Western horror Red Range, with Joe Landsdale. The book arrived last month, and it was vibrant and bloody and no-holds-barred -- so different from the work of his I was familiar with. He was a talented man, and brought that talent to so many different types of stories.
And that's an excellent U.S.S. Stevens story DC has put online with their tribute to Sam.
I contribute as I can to Hero Initiative. Its mission is to help comic creators in financial need. I don't know if their pockets are deep enough to handle cancer treatments.
A nice write-up.