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Iconic Flash & Wonder Woman Writer/Artist William Messner-Loebs is Currently Homeless

Illustration for article titled Iconic iFlash /i iWonder Woman /iWriter/Artist William Messner-Loebs is Currently Homeless

According to this news report, William Messner-Loebs is currently living out of his car. Loebs (who was also credited as Bill Loebs and Bill Messner-Loebs) was one of the more iconic creators who worked on both Wonder Woman (right after George Perez) and The Flash (right after the Crisis on Infinite Earths, where Wally West became the Flash — in fact, Loebs introduced a lot of elements to the Wally West Flash, such as Linda Park and Pied Piper being gay), as well as writing for the Image comic The Maxx.


The article is a tragic read about a man with boundless hope and optimism who keeps having the worst luck — money lost due to sickness, being evicted on September 11, 2001, a gas leak making their new home unlivable — but someone who still tries the hardest and best to be kind and live up the ideals of superheroes.

Towards the end of the article, he is even asked about he learned over the years:

During my interviews with Bill I asked him a lot of questions: Should people feel bad for you? No, he said. What’s the one thing you want? A job drawing again. What’s the lesson he’s learned over the years? People are, in general, good.

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