Tragic Tale

Abby Zimet

A heartbreaking profile of Bill Mantlo, a legendary writer for Marvel Comics - and later, a Legal Aid defense attorney - who while rollerblading home was hit by an unknown driver and has spent almost 20 years abandoned first by the health insurance industry and then by the federal health reform effort meant to help people like him. Warning: sad.

"My name is Bill Mantlo. I want to go home."

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