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Tuesday June 26, 2012 5:25 am

Roger Slifer Could Use A Hand

Roger SliferYou’ve probably seen this all over the internets, but a little more won’t hurt. Veteran comic book writer Roger Slifer was hit by a car this past weekend.

Roger worked for both DC (where he created Lobo) and Marvel (where he worked on Avengers and Marvel Two-In-One), and later produced and/or story-edited the TV shows Jem And The Holograms, Transformers, Street Fighter and others.

Here’s the story, as reported by Flint Dille:

“Roger Slifer is in intensive care after being run over in a hit and run on Friday Night around 1:00. We had originally thought of keeping this quiet, because Roger is a fairly private guy, but as word is out and time might be of the essence if we're going to find the hit-and-run driver, I'll post what I know.

“Roger is in Ronald Reagan Hospital at UCLA (I have not been in to see him, but his friends Will and Barry have). He is in intensive care. The nurse on duty could only tell me that he was in critical condition with a brain injury. Will and Barry said that he was unresponsive, but was heavily medicated since they had to do some brain surgery. I think the truth is that nobody knows what will happen. Prayers would be a good thing.

“On the criminal front, it would be a very good thing to find the driver, not only for reasons of justice, but also insurance. We have no idea what Roger Slifer's insurance situation is, but we suspect that it would be extremely helpful for medical bills.

“The problem at the moment is that the Santa Monica Police do not seem to be making as much progress as they should. This might be inaccurate, but that's how it appears. Some phone calls might be helpful. I'll put everything I know in the next entry.”

Later on, this update was offered by Roger’s niece:

“Roger is in UCLA Health Center Neuro ICU. He has head trauma with part of his skull removed to relieve pressure. He is heavily sedated in an induced coma but they lightened the sedation a little bit this afternoon. He also has a broken shoulder, collar bone and an unknown number of ribs, all on the left side. A feeding tube has been installed with an Ensure type nourishment. His intercranial pressure is within the range that they want."

An email address has been posted for anyone who has information about the accident or can help Roger in other ways: Help4RogerS@gmail.com

[Artwork: One of the flyers being sent around Santa Monica]

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