Roger Slifer, a veteran comics and animation professional who is the co-creator of the popular DC character Lobo, is still in a coma following a hit and run accident on June 23rd. The H.E.R.O. Initiative, a charity that helps comic industry people in need, is currently seeking donations for Slifer’s medical and financial assistance.
Lobo first appeared in Slifer and Keith Giffen’s “The Omega Men” #3 in 1983. The character went on to star in his own wildly-popular Simon Bisley miniseries, and has become a fixture of the DC Universe — both in the comics and animation — ever since.
Slifer also produced a lot of work for Sunbow Animation, working as a producer, story editor and writer on such classic series as “Jem And The Holograms,” “Transformers” and “G.I. Joe.”
As of this writing, Slifer remains in critical condition at Ronald Reagan UCLA Hospital. If you’re a comics fan and want to give back to the person who helped create such a memorable character, you can donate money for his care via the H.E.R.O. Initiative website. Go to the site, look for the yellow “donate” button just under the “search the site!” bar, click on that button, and log in to PayPal. You can also donate to Slifer via Network For Good.