Keith Giffen has died. Co-creator of Rocket Racoon, Lobo, and more. He was a masterful comic-maker, and Giffen was 70. I learned of his death late today, with the cause apparently having been a stroke he had on October 8th leading to his passing on the 9th. I'm saddened to learn of his death as Giffen made some stellar comics. He was always clever, further shown by how at his own request, his family put up a Facebook post Giffen had prewritten himself discussing how he was deceased. Observe:
I'm sad he's dead but laughing at how darkly hilarious Giffen is to request that be posted. It just shows he was truly a master of words to the end. He will be missed.