Two of the most popular characters within the realm of superhero comic books are Swamp Thing and the most familiar X-Men character, Wolverine. Both were created by Len Wein, who recently passed away at the age of 69.
Wein passed away earlier today and it was first announced over the Twitter account of comics creator Brian Michael Bendis.
Len Wein, co-creator of WOLVERINE and SWAMP THING & more responsible for the x-men you love than he gets credit for. Thank you. #RIP
— BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) September 10, 2017
Wein is most well known for co-creating the characters of Swamp Thing and Wolverine, in addition to Nightcrawler, Storm, and Colossus, which he created when reviving the X-Men back in the 1970s.
Wein was also best known as the editor on the original Watchmen miniseries when it was first published in 1986 and was even a writer on Batman: The Animated Series and Spider-Man: The Animated Series. He worked on many books across both DC and Marvel Comics including Batman, Blue Beetle, Green Lantern, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Incredible Hulk. He was also involved in the adaptation of Batman ’66: The Lost Episode which adapted the lost script of the Two-Face episode from the Adam West led Batman show of the 1960s. In 2008 he was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards’ Hall of Fame.
Wein is survived by his wife Christine Valada, an attorney and photographer. We here at Don’t Hate the Geek send our deepest condolences and well thoughts to the family of Len Wein.
What was your favorite work of Wein’s works? Who was your favorite character of his? Let us know in the comments below!