This is indeed, sad news. I was such a huge fan of The Rocketeer comic and no one drew women like Dave Stevens. It seems that he has been battling leukemia for quite some time. Rest easy soldier, it's time for you to go home. First Steve Gerber, then John Polonia, followed by Gary Gygax. Now this. I think that the geek world has taken enough blows in recent weeks. Hopefully all will be quiet for some time. Rest in Peace, Dave Stevens. We will all miss you.