DC Pays Tribute to Harlan Ellison: 'Talented, Polarizing, Yet Always Entertaining'

DC Entertainment has issued a press release mourning the loss of iconic writer Harlan Ellison, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 84.

Calling Ellison a “prolific and influential writer, known as well for his incredible storytelling as he was for his outspoken personality,” DC lamented the writer’s passing. “Talented, polarizing, yet always entertaining, Harlan Ellison leaves an incredible storytelling legacy. He will be sorely missed.”

The release also goes on to acknowledge how much Ellison accomplished with DC:

"Ellison’s comic book resume also includes creating stories for DC, due in part to his longtime relationship with DC editor Julius Schwartz. His most recently published story was 2014’s ‘Batman ’66: The Lost Episode.’ This one-shot was based on his story outline for the 60’s Batman TV show that would have introduced Two-Face to the Caped Crusader’s television Rogues Gallery. The story outline was adapted to comic book form by DC legends Len Wein and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. Additional DC works include his 2013 graphic novel ‘Harlan Ellison’s 7 Against Chaos,’ with Paul Chadwick and Ken Steacy, plus several scripts for Detective Comics.”

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Ellison was the recipient of multiple Edgar, Nebula and Hugo awards throughout his life. In addition to his work for DC Comics, he wrote for The Twilight Zone, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Outer Limits and Babylon 5. He is perhaps best known for the Star Trek episode “The City on the Edge of Forever,” which won him the Hugo and Writers Guild of America awards.

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