I was unaware of Batton Lash's health problems until last Saturday, when his death was announced. Only 2 months ago I had received my copy of Grandfathered In, his most recent Kickstarter-funded collection of Supernatural Law comics and I had expected there would be many more to come.
Batton Lash's Supernatural Law is an utter delight, a very funny comic which is unique to Lash - no one else could tell a story about Wolff & Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre, with its unique blend of horror, satire and law. Lash also wrote the incredible Archie Meets the Punisher which did the unbelievable task of telling a story which does justice to both Archie and the Punisher. This is not easily done, as you need only look at any of the mature readers Archie comics of today to see that when Archie is mashed-up with a different genre, the story generally defers to the laws of the other genre's world instead of those of Archie's. That Lash made a one-line joke into a classic comic is quite an achievement.
By all accounts Batton Lash was a fine gentleman, beloved within the comics industry. If you haven't read Supernatural Law, do yourself a favour and check out a volume or ten. Rest in peace Mr. Lash.