Comicstorian Ben Potter Dies At The Age Of 40: Know More Here

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Comicstorian, a popular YouTuber, Ben Potter, passed away on Saturday, June 8, in what his wife described as “an unfortunate accident.” The content creator was forty years old and had over three million members on his main account.

Many people from the comic book world and beyond expressed their sorrow at his passing. Some of the people who did so were the toy firm Funko, actor O’Shea Jackson Jr., who was the son of Ice Cube, writer and artist Jimmy Palmiotti, writer Robert Venditti, voice actress Susan Eisenberg, and many others.

Potter’s wife, Nathalie, shared the news of his death in a lengthy post on social media. She wrote, “Two days ago, on June 8th, my husband, Ben Potter, passed away in an unfortunate accident. To many of you, he was Comicstorian, voicing stories from across multiple different mediums. To his loved ones, he was one of the best and most supportive individuals anyone could ask for.”

“As a husband, a son, a brother, a friend, or even just a stranger, Ben was loving and genuine. He was someone who would listen and make time for his loved ones. He would do his best to make everyone laugh and make sure they were OK. He was our rock and he’d reassure his loved ones whenever they needed it.”

“He was my world and I need time to be with friends and family. I have so many things I need to figure out but firstly, I need to grieve. I ask that you respect my privacy as well as everyone else’s. Right now my priority is preserving everything he’s built and I don’t have any plans beyond that.”

“His [YouTube] channel was one of his greatest accomplishments, and while we all need our time to mourn him, I know he wouldn’t want it to end like this. Ben spent over 10 years spreading his love and appreciation for his hobbies. It was through his love of exciting stories and well-written characters that got him started on YouTube.”

“The team and I want to keep that going. To honour him by continuing to tell great stories by great people, as well as to keep the memory of our very own superhero alive. We supported each other on everything we wanted to do and I’m not about to stop now,” she concluded.

It was only three days ago that his last Comicstorian video was released.

Potter was given the chance to create a backup tale for Valiant’s “Bloodshot #12” comic after years of operating Comicstorian. He discussed the “fun experience” in a Comic Book Resources interview.

“The Valiant Universe has always been exciting to me because it only recently rebooted. We all love being a part of the history of DC and Marvel comics, learning how it all comes together or how our favourite superheroes team up. But the issues you run into are that it’s just so long, so many little things have happened that are nearly impossible to research,” Potter explained.

“But the Valiant Universe takes the elements we love about those other brands and has only recently restarted. You can jump right to the beginning and be caught up with a solid month of reading.”

After reading Nathalie’s article, severalof Potter’s acquaintances and admirers expressed their sympathies online. A tweet to @heavyspoilers stated, “It’s heartbreaking to know that Comicstorian was a truly amazing YouTuber who did so much pioneering and introducing so many people to comic book reading. Devastating news. RIP”

“I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss,” content creator Delright continued. Benny and I didn’t know one other for very long, but during our brief friendship, I could tell he was a very wonderful person. He was among the platform’s greatest features. He was never afraid to express his real enthusiasm for subjects that piqued his attention. I’m appreciative of the time I spent with him.

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