It is with deep sadness that Caliber Comics announces the passing of its Founder and CEO Gary Reed. Gary had been a publishing and guiding presence in the comic industry for over 25 years. Having owned a series of comic shops, starting up one of the first major comic-cons, King Kon, in the Detroit area, establishing his own publishing company, Caliber Comics in late 80s, Gary also wrote numerous critically acclaimed comic stories. Just some of the names that had their early starts at Caliber included Brian Bendis, Guy Davis, David Mack, Vince Locke, James O’Barr, Patrick Zircher, Jim Calafiore, Ed Brubaker, Mike Carey, and Michael Gaydos.


“When Gary and I decided to re-establish Caliber Comics three years ago we had a long term plan to make the company once again a beacon for independent creator titles and help launch the careers of up and coming writers and artists where we could.  And Caliber Comics will continue to move forward with its publishing and multi-media endeavors as we execute this vision.  My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to Jennifer and their four daughters at this time.” Commented Eric Reichert, Vice President.


Writers and artists that currently have their materials published through Caliber and those that were considering having Caliber publish your material please contact Caliber reagrding an update of your work(s). As a small publisher Gary wore many hats and significantly focused his energies on the creators involved with the company. Those of us at Caliber will get through this sad time in order that we can continue Gary's vision of Caliber's rebirth which only started a short time ago. And Caliber will continue to accept graphic novel submissions for publication consideration.


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Caliber Comics mourns the passing of its Founder and CEO Gary Reed

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