Former Oklahoma comic book writer asks for help after painful rescue
A comic book writer was injured trying to save a teenage girl from being mugged last month in Brooklyn, New York. David Gallaher, known for his work on “Green Lantern”, “Iron Man” and “The Shield”, once lived in Norman before moving to New York.
Like the heroes of the comic books he writes, Gallaher has come to the aid of a person in danger. But without superpowers, he now faces treatment for a broken cheekbone and kidney damage. Gallaher asks for help with his medical bills while he recovers.
“While health insurance may have covered initial ER costs, the cost of imaging including MRI, X-ray and CT scan adds up, as does follow-up. help to get through the end of the month to cover medical bills, lost work week and subsequent legal costs,” Gallaher wrote on his GoFundMe page.
Video of the assault shows an assailant punching Gallaher in the face. Another assailant in the video throws a trash can at Gallaher, followed by a large rock. According to a report by “Inside Edition”, the trash can hit Gallaher in the face, while the stone hit him in the side.
Suspects have since been arrested in the assault.
“I worked with the DA and other groups to bring some degree of restorative justice to this case,” Gallaher said. “I hope good will come out of this heartbreaking event and justice will be served.”
In a previous interview with The Oklahoman, Gallaher said his time in Oklahoma was the inspiration for his werewolf series “High Moon.” the series that won him a Harvey Award in 2009.
Matthew Price, matthew@matthewLprice.com, has been writing about the comics industry for over two decades. He is co-owner of Speeding Bullet Comics in Norman.