Martin Pasko, co-writer of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, has passed away

Martin Pasko, a long-serving creative in the realm of DC, has passed away at the age of 65.

Pasko, began his career in comics as a frequent letter writer to comics, and then followed that up by co-founding a fanzine with Alan Brennert called Fantazine. He began writing comics in 1972, and joined DC in 1973. He would go on to be a long-term writer on Superman.

Beyond his work in comics, he got his start in animation in the 1980s writing for series such as Thundarr the Barbarian, Exosquad, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, My Little Pony, and many more.

In the 1990s he joined the crew of Batman: The Animated Series as a writer and story editor, and ended up winning a 1993 Daytime Emmy Award for his work. He would later go on to be one of the four co-writers on Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.

There has been no report on his cause of death.