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Creator / Bill Mantlo

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William Timothy Mantlo (born November 9, 1951) is a Marvel Comics writer best known for his brilliant work on licensed property comics like ROM: Space Knight and The Micronauts, creating memorable characters and settings that long outlasted the products that inspired them. He is the creator of Rocket Raccoon and the co-creator of Cloak and Dagger and Captain Universe. He also worked on mainstream characters like the The Incredible Hulk (including the memorable "Crossroads" saga), Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Alpha Flight. He was the tragic victim of a hit and run driver in 1992 and suffered brain damage from the accident. He has been in institutional care since then. More information is available at the ROM: Space Knight fan site here.