In 1992, while rollerblading, Bill was the victim of a hit and run. After a year long coma, he woke, severely brain damaged. He’s been institutionalized since then and will probably live there for the rest of his life.
If you grew up reading comics in the 1980s like I did, you no doubt enjoyed some of his work. Whether it was Cloak and Dagger, Alpha Flight, Spectacular Amazing Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, Hulk, Micronauts, Rocket Racoon, or ROM, Bill’s comic book legacy is remarkable; writing over 500 comic books in just under 15 years with Marvel.
How can you help?
You can download a digital copy of David Yurkovich’s MANTLO: A LIFE IN COMICS for only $3.50US and the proceeds go 100% to Bill’s care.
“MANTLO: A LIFE IN COMICS is a celebration of Bill's career in comics and his vast creations. Written by David Yurkovich (and featuring an introduction by Bill's brother, Mike Mantlo), this 72-page retrospective includes interviews with many of Bill's collaborators including Jackson Guice, George Perez, and Colleen Doran. As an added bonus, the project features previously unpublished fiction by Mantlo, including the short story AFTERMATH (which Yurkovich has adapted into sequential format).”