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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

More Uncertainty*

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:02 AM

From this morning's online New York Times

Les Daniels, Historian of Comic Books, Dies at 68

By DENNIS HEVESI

Published: November 14, 2011

Les Daniels, one of the earliest historians of comic books— from the launching (off the doomed planet Krypton) of Superman in 1938 through the countercultural comix movement of the ’60s— and an author of horror novels, died on Nov. 5 at his home in Providence, R.I. He was 68.

The cause was a heart attack, said Diane Manning, his sister and only immediate survivor. …

The version at The Comics Reporter  may or may not be more accurate—

Leslie Noel Daniels III, 1943-2011

Posted 7:00 AM PST Nov. 14, 2011

(Unsigned, apparently by Tom Spurgeon.)

The writer Les Daniels died at an unknown moment before November 4 in his Providence apartment, local media sources have reported. Daniels' body was identified by his friend, the illustrator Steve Gervais, on that day, who told the Providence Journal  that it looked like Daniels had been dead a couple of days by the time he saw the body. The police had been called after other acquaintances worried that the they had not been in contact with the writer for an extended period of time. Daniels was a diabetic waiting to receive surgery for a heart-valve replacement. No autopsy was requested. Daniels was 68 years old. …

* The title refers to yesterday's post Uncertainty.

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