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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Rest in Peace Dr. Jerry Bails

Dr. Jerry Bails passed away due to a heart attack. He was 73 years old.

Mr. Bails was one of the first comic book fans to look at the medium like it was going to survive and not be a hula hoop kind of thing.

He studied the history of comics and chronicled much of it. He worked on and published fanzines in the pre-internet era, which allowed comic book geeks like me to keep in touch with one another.

Bails founded Alter Ego before handing it off to Roy Thomas, before Roy became one of the most influential comic book writers of his generation. Click here for a Bill Schelly interview with Dr. Bails.

Today's comic book fans and those of the future owe a gigantic debt to Jerry.

Rest in peace, Doc.


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