And now word comes that comics writer Gary Friedrich has passed away at age 75. Best known as the co-creator of Ghost Rider, Friedrich also worked on Captain America, Shield and many more titles. Tony Isabella broke the news from Roy Thomas:
Friedrich was best known in recent years for losing a legal battle with Marvel over Ghost Rider’s ownership. That ruling was overturned on an appeal and Marvel and Friedrich settled in 2013.
With his passing and that of Marie Severin and Russ Heath, in case you haven’t noticed, our golden age greats are leaving us quickly. Take the time to honor these creators while they are here.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.