Roger Slifer, co-creator of Lobo and Sunbow Producer, Editor, Writer Passes Away at 60

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 3:05am CDT

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We unfortunately have some more sad news for another Transformers-related creator, Roger Slifer. We receive news of his passing yesterday, due to a worsening of his condition after a 2012 accident, at the age of 60. Slifer was most known for his work at DC Comics and co-creating the character of Lobo, but was also a producer, writer and editor for Sunbow, including the Transformers series. The staff of Seibertron.com offers our sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones.

Lobo co-creator Roger Slifer, who was seriously injured in a 2012 hit and run, died this morning while on the way from his nursing home to an emergency room. He was 60 years old.

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Slifer began working for Marvel in the mid-1970s as a writer and assistant editor before moving in 1981 to DC Comics as its first sales manager for the direct market. He also wrote Omega Men, for which he created the alien mercenary Lobo with Keith Giffen.

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He later moved into animation, working for Sunbow Entertainment as a producer, story editor and writer on such series as Jem and the Holograms, Transformers and G.I. Joe Extreme. Slifer was reportedly working on a new project at the time of the 2012 accident.

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Re: Roger Slifer, co-creator of Lobo and Sunbow Producer, Editor, Writer Passes Away at 60 (1669369)
Posted by BumbleDouche on March 31st, 2015 @ 6:46am CDT
Sincere condolences to friends and family... A sad waste of life. In this day and age, 60 really is too young to go. That's right at the time of your life when, if you're still working, you have all your skills well refined, the experience to back you up, etc. Such a terrible thing to happen, hope his family are coping in this difficult time.
Re: Roger Slifer, co-creator of Lobo and Sunbow Producer, Editor, Writer Passes Away at 60 (1670047)
Posted by LegendaryAntiHero on April 1st, 2015 @ 5:01pm CDT
Rest in Peace, my friend

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