Talk:Steve Gerber

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Steve's Defenders can be compared to the Morrison DPs: they feature a homicidal dwarf (which I still don't get) & had Kyle's brain in a dish for about 6 ish. (Musta been some pretty good dope...) Trekphiler 01:41, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

Death announcement[edit]

Steve Gerber's death is reported here. This is a relaible source in the colloequial sense, but I do not believe it unqualifiedly meets wikipedia's definition. I provide the source here to avoid hoax allegations, and I expect that within a short time a more traditional news source will be available for citqation. Minos P. Dautrieve (talk) 00:05, 12 February 2008 (UTC) Update: death confirmed by comics newssite, link added to references. I'm sure somebody else can fix the format. Minos P. Dautrieve (talk) 00:13, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

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ABC Standards and Practices[edit]

In searching for a citation for this quote, the only place I could find it was in a personal e-mail from Steve Gerber to me, which I don't believe is citable based on Wikipedia's rules unless someone publishes his collected letters and it's in there. --Scottandrewhutchins (talk) 17:49, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

I'm afraid not. --Orange Mike | Talk 18:11, 26 July 2010 (UTC)


Michael Gerber, Steve's older brother, had an anecdote about Steve's bankruptcy at Gerber's memorial at the 2008 New York Comic Con. He said that the judge was a fan who was outraged that the writer of Man-Thing, Howard the Duck, The Defenders, and Omega the Unknown had to file for bankruptcy. I'm not sure this is citable even though probably 100 people witnessed it.--Scottandrewhutchins (talk) 16:36, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Naw, but all it would take is one to write about it in a reliable-source publication! --Tenebrae (talk) 22:59, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
How is this?
That'll do it — and good thing we checked ... it turns out to have been not the judge but the court reporter! It does have to be framed as "Buzz Dixon recalled that..." since there's no way to independently confirm the story. But now we've confirmed that Dixon said it. Great addition to the article, dude! --Tenebrae (talk) 23:13, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Non-influences on Steve Gerber[edit]

This might be off-topic for here, but posed this question on my Man-Thing and Howard the Duck Yahoo! groups and got only a partial answer.

In Fear #19, Jim Hunter of Durham, NC asks if Gerber is familiar with any of the following:

  • Bulkington [character in Moby Dick]
  • Cheregorodstev [no Google hits other than to this question]
  • Hari Seldon [Asimov character]
  • Milton Pinski [someone mentioned in Nabokov's Lolita]
  • S.K. Lus [no Google hits that make sense other than this question]
  • Paul Morel [main character in Lawrence's Sons and Lovers]

The response is that Gerber knows of Hari Seldon, the psychohistorian from Asimov's Foundation trilogy. A No-Prize is offered for anyone who can identify the others. Wikipedia doesn't know who any of them are, and I don't seem to be finding them on Google, either. These guys must be too arcane to have made it onto the Internet so far, or else they are copyrighted fictional characters that have not been written about in essays. --Scottandrewhutchins (talk) 15:59, 22 November 2011 (UTC)