Len Wein Passes Away At 69

The comic industry loses another legend. As I log on tonight I’m shocked to hear the passing of comic writer and editor Len Wein. To many, this comes as a […]

The comic industry loses another legend.

As I log on tonight I’m shocked to hear the passing of comic writer and editor Len Wein. To many, this comes as a big loss tonight.

For those of you that are not familiar with comics, you are more knowledgeable of Len’s creations that you think:

  • Co-created Swamp Thing with artist Bernie Wrightson.
  • Co-created Wolverine with artists John Romita, Sr. and Herb Tempe.
  • Brought back the X-Men and added new characters Nightcrawler, Storm, and Colossus with artist Dave Cockrum.
  • Created Lucius Fox for Batman (played by Morgan Freeman in the Christopher Nolan films).
  • Wrote the revival of the Blue Beetle after DC Comics bought the rights to the character.
  • Helped writer/artist George Perez reboot Wonder Woman.

Len also served as an editor at DC Comics on such titles like New Teen Titans, All-Star Squadron, and Watchmen.

On September 7th, he was out of surgery and Len’s wife reported it went well. Len’s reason of death has not yet been released but he reported several health issues on Twitter.

Len was definitely a legend in the comic industry and there have been many good stories about the man throughout the years. 

Rest in peace Len. Thank you for all the wonderful stories and characters.

 

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon’s Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don’t forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife’s chagrin.