If you’re excited about Rocket Raccoon, please consider donating to the ongoing care of his co-creator, Bill Mantlo.
With the recent release of the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer and all the excitement, I felt it was also important to draw attention to the situation of Bill Mantlo, the man behind Rocket Racoon. Who, in a word, is kind of a lad. He worked with Marvel for around 10 years before enrolling in law school and then becoming a Public Defender in The Bronx.
In July 1992, Mantlo was the victim of a hit and run - the culprit was never caught - and suffered a severe head trauma and now requires full-time (and very expensive) care.
Any help you could give would be fantastic by either donating yourself or signal boosting :)
I grew up reading Bill Mantlo’s comics. His run on Spectacular Spider-Man was always my favorite in that series. He also co-created Cloak and Dagger. For more info:
YAY! Thank you for re-blogging. Few people are aware that back in the day, all comic professionals were basically work-for-hire artists with no benefits, no pensions and no rights of ownership to the characters they created. Creative people often depend on the support of other fans and professionals to survive! Spread the word.