Comics legend Len Wein passes away

Len Wein

The sad news has broken today that a legend of the comic book world, Len Wein, has passed away. He was 69 years-old. The famed writer and editor was perhaps best known for creating Wolverine and co-creating Swamp Thing.

Beyond creating these two iconic character Wein also worked closely with Alan Moore on editing of Watchmen and was a regular contributor to Batman and Green Lantern at DC. For a time he worked as Editor-in-Chief in at Marvel where he masterminded The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk and also worked on The Fantastic Four.

Wein’s legacy will live on for years, an indelible mark on the comic book industry. Our thoughts are with his loved ones today.

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Neil is the GYCO Editorial Chief. He has a BA in Film & Tv and an MA in Scriptwriting; he currently works 9-5 as an office manager and 5-9 as a reviewer/web designer. He has been subscribing to comics for around nine years but has been reading them as long as he can remember.

Favourite comics: Batman; Nightwing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and All New X-Men

Favourite films: Batman (any apart from & Robin); Star Trek Generations, Underworld, Beetlejuice

Favourite TV shows: Fringe; Buffy, Arrow, TBBT, Being Human UK and Star Trek TNG