I was saddened to learn this morning that frequent Beat poster Lewis “Alan” Coil died of a heart attack on Friday. He was 55.
I never met Alan in real life, and certainly he had his disagreements with many people on the internet, but he was a constant presence here and at many other sites, and obviously passionate about comics and participating in the discussion. Alan was a ubiquitous internet presence in the tradition of the great letterhacks.
On Peter David’s site, Alan’s friend Paul Shiple wrote: