Another industry legend has gone. It’s being reported that Len Wein has passed away.
Wein had been having medical issues for some time, including having heart surgery back in 2015. It’s unkown at this time what the cause was, but no matter what, the world has lost a great creative force.
Over the years, Wein had created multiple characters for DC Comics, most notably Swamp Thing (along with Bernie Wrightson) and Lucius Fox. He also wrote the classic, kind of insane but all around excellent The Untold Legend of the Batman, and served as editor on some of DC’s biggest books, including Batman and the Outsiders, The New Teen Titans, and Watchmen. Over at Marvel, he co-created Wolverine with John Romita, Sr. and Herb Trimpe. Most recently, Wein teamed up with equally-legendary illustrator José Luis García-López on a comic adaptation of Harlan Ellison’s unused Two-Face script for the Sixties Batman series, as well as returning to Swamp Thing for a 2016 miniseries with artist Kelley Jones.
Wein was 69.