|Giffen at GalaxyCon Richmond in 2019, by John Manard, CC-BY-SA 2.0|
In true BWAHAHAHA fashion, Giffen's family posted this to his Facebook page at his request:
What a blessing to be able to know this man's work.
The Justice League comics of Giffen, JM DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire, et al., are among the most beloved stories of my formative years as a fan of comic book superheroes. While I was familiar with the Super Friends and aware that the JL of decades past had featured the heaviest hitters of the DC universe, as far as I knew, the Justice League was meant to be this ragtag band of misfits (to use a cliché) that struggled, argued, and threw out quip after quip while fighting the bad guys. I can still remember purchasing Justice League #3 on a family trip and being carried away by it in the car...an event that could easily be seen as a starting point for my existence as a comic book lifer.
Mr. Giffen was one of...if not THE...first comic book writer(s) whose name I actually knew. His genius will live on through his creations and through the remarkable characterization he helped to give to the creations of many others. He will be missed.