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Supernatural Law Creator, Batton Lash, Passes Away

Batton Lash, the award-winning writer and artist of the long-running comic book series, Supernatural Law (originally titled Wolff and Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre) has passed away at the age of 65. Lash had been dealing with brain cancer for the last few years of his life.

Lash, and his editor (and wife), Jackie Estrada, ran Exhibit A Press, one of longest running small press comic book companies around. They formed the company in 1994 to publish Supernatural Law in comic book form.

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Lash launched the series as Wolff and Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre as a comic strip in The Brooklyn Paper and then The National Law Journal. The strip was about two human lawyers (and their secretary) who do legal work for monsters.

Here is a promotional piece Lash did for the National Law Journal...

And here is a three-part strip from 1984, parodying the then-recent film, Ghostbusters...

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As noted, Lash and Estrada then formed Exhibit A Press to put out the series as a comic book (now under the title Supernatural Law)...

Lash also wrote other comic books over the years, including an award-winning stint on Radioactive Man for Bongo Comics...

and the classic Archie Meets the Punisher crossover one-shot from Marvel and Archie Comics...

Lash's most recent work had been The First Gentleman Of The Apocalypse for David Lloyd’s Aces Weekly online comic book.

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