|This article is written from the Real World perspective|
|Born|| Stephen Ross Gerber|
September 20, 1947
St. Louis, Missouri
|Died|| February 10, 2008 (Age 60)|
Las Vegas, Nevada
Stephen Ross Gerber (born September 20, 1947; died February 10, 2008), credited as Steve Gerber and Reg Everbest, was a comic book writer and one of the co-creators of Howard the Duck along with Val Mayerik. He was going to be credited for his efforts on the unproduced film Howard the Duck and will presumably be credited for upcoming series Howard the Duck.
He started working for Marvel Comics on Man-Thing where he created Howard. After a significant run on the series he spun-off Howard into his own series and in a newspaper strip. When he learned that Marvel was licensing Howard for film and television, Gerber attempted to sue saying he held the rights. However, the judge found that his efforts were work-for-hire and dismissed the case.
Other notable film and television works include The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show, Thundarr the Barbarian, The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour, Dungeons & Dragons, Mister T, G. I. Joe, The Transformers, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Ultraforce, Superman, The New Batman Adventures, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Man-Thing.