RIP

  • RIP: William Goldman, Screenwriter

    In a city and industry built on a foundation of a million maxims and intangible trends, there’s perhaps only absolutely one piece of definitive truth to offer. “Nobody knows anything..” said William Goldman, proving perhaps that one person, ironically, did. Ask many veterans of the film-making world and almost...
  • RIP: Stan Lee, Comic-book creator and legend…

    News is beginning to circulate that comics-industry legend Stan Lee has died at the age of 95. Lee was born Stanley Martin Lieber in New York in 1922, the son of  Jewish immigrants from Romania. As a young man he became a proofreader and text-filler at Timely Comics, the...
  • RIP – Carlos Ezquerra (Artist, co-creator Judge Dredd)…

    The comic world has lost another one of its great this week with the sad news that artist Carlos Ezquerra has passed away after losing a bout with lung cancer. Though he might not have the fame and notability in America as he did in the UK and Europe,...
  • RIP – Burt Reynolds: Actor, comedian and bandit…

    Burt Reynolds – the archetype action hero of the 1970s and the man around whom the Smokey and the Bandit and Cannonball Run franchises were built – has passed away at the age of 82 and with him a certain era of Hollywood machismo also vanishes… In a career...
  • RIP – Len Wein (writer, comics legend)…

    He told stories of almost every superhero who ever wore a cape – and a few who haven’t. He was the man who brought Wolverine over the border and the X-Men to the masses.  John Mosby remembers Len Wein who has died at the age of 69… Enter the...
  • RIP – Tobe Hooper (Director, horror auteur)…

    It’s been a tough year for the horror genre with the loss of several key movers and shakers. Earlier this year George A. Romero passed away and now comes news that Tobe Hooper,  one of the elder statesmen of horror, died this weekend at the age of 74. The...