Thursday, December 27, 2007

In passing: Paul "Zeus" Grant

No Legion stuff in this post.

For those of you who have been around for long enough to remember Compuserve's Comics and Animation Forum from the mid-late '90s, you'll surely remember Paul "Zeus" Grant. True to his nickname, he was a larger-than-life figure who was always fun to read. Sadly, he died last month, though the news is just starting to get around. Mark Evanier has a bit and points to John Ostrander's column. It has turned into Compuserve old-home week over in John's comments.

(Previously: Compuserve musings here and here)


Anonymous said...

Shema Yisroel, Adonai Elochano, Adonai Echod.

I had the great pleasure to meet Zeus (the only Jewish Greek God I knew of) at a NYC Comic Con, and at the Philadelphia Con Vinnie Bartilucci organized. [If memory serves, his son was in Phillie as well.]

My first memory of Compuserve was of him and JO discussing barbeque restaurants in Chicago...

His _View From Olympus_ got me to start reading Phil Foglio's _xxXxenophile_, a decision I never regretted.

He was a character, larger than life. I was saddened a few years back when I learned he had glaucamoa as a side-effect of the diabetes. This caused him to reduce his reading in general, and to almost completed eliminate reading comics.

My regrets to his his son.

Michael said...

Allan - go over to Ostrander's column and leave a comment there. There are comments from about 30 names you probably haven't seen in years.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so very, very much for the news (which I wish had not occurred) but especially for the link.