Steve Massarsky, co-founder of Valiant comics has died at the age of 59. A key player in the Chromium Age of comics in the 90s, in recent years he was the CEO of The Business Incubation group, which helped launch various companies. Prior to his involvement with Valient/Voyager he was an enertainment lawyer who worked with various music acts and properties ranging from the Cabbage Patch Dolls, the Psychedelic Furs, Collins Management, Aerosmith, Tom Chapin and Willie Mays. He was also credited with helping launch the career of Cyndi Lauper.

Steven J. Massarsky, an attorney and businessman who was a mentor to many and always generous when it came to sharing knowledge and guiding others to follow their dreams, died October 5, 2007 at 12:26 p.m. in Manhattan.

The cause was complications related to cancer.

Steven Massarsky was founder and CEO of the Business Incubation Group Inc. The Business Incubation Group primarily focused on incubating companies that market and sell consumer products and services.

Funeral services will take place on Sunday October 7 at 1pm at the Gutterman-Musicant 402 Park Avenue in Hackensack, NJ. He will be buried at the Riverside Cemetery.

Donations can be made to the James F. Holland Research Fund c/o Dr. James Holland Mount Sinai Hospital, One Gustave L. Levy Place Box 1129 New York, NY 10029


  1. Steve was such a good listener. Such a rare gift these days. He listened carefully thought through what you said and came up with a reply only the way Steve could say it! He will be greatly missed!

  2. Steve was an amazing person, a gifted Attorney, talented businessman, creative thinker and doer and an amazing listener, a wonderful friend and caring and devoted family member. Having known Steve for over 25 years I can honestly say he is the only friend I never had a cross word with. Not one. That alone is a big statement for all who have known either of us.

    Steve will be sorely missed in this man’s life.

  3. I had the good fortune of working for Steve when Acclaim Comics launched it’s Valiant Heroes line. I got hired on as 1 of 7 sales reps and my trial by fire was the SD Comic Con. Steve took me around to every vendor booth and introduced me. the respect that flowed back to him and from him was amazing. I have many other fond memories working for him and wil remember him always.