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Sunday, August 21, 2005 

C.H.U.D writes about Messner-Loebs, and why to buy his work on Green Arrow

In a recent column on C.H.U.D, staffer Devon Sanders offers a good reason why we should support the return of William Messner-Loebs to the scene by trying out Green Arrow:
While these Messner-Loebs crafted comic stories are some of the more unique in comics, they pale in comparison to the uniqueness of this man’s current situation. The past four years have seen him cope with a life of near Job-ian scale. He has seen a comics market shift not allowing for his talent, resulting in the loss of the home he and his wife shared. His wife suffers with numerous medical problems and they have no health insurance to speak of. When word of his plight reached people willing to help, The Messner-Loebs’ received enough money to purchase a mobile home in 2002, one they unknowingly bought infested with mold, one the seller was unwilling to take it back. To make matters even worse, months later, thieves made off with it.
The part I highlighted is the what really draws my attention: that Messner-Loebs has been pushed out of any real jobs simply because he's not hot enough, not enough to compete with a Winick or a Johns or a Rucka, and thanks to this, he's ended up suffering a horrible experience with poverty.

So that's one definite reason why I'd strongly recommend helping him out by buying his current work on Green Arrow's second volume. Here's to hoping he'll be able to succeed now!


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