Len Wein, Creator Of Wolverine And Swamp Thing, Dies At 69

Len-WeinLen Wein, the legendary comic book editor, and creator of Wolverine has passed away today at age 69.

Wein had an illustrious career in the comics industry, creating Swamp Thing for DC Comics and Wolverine for Marvel Comics. As an editor, he worked with Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons on editing their famous work Watchmen.

He began working in the industry back in 1968, with his first work coming on DC’s Teen Titans #18. He switched over to Marvel in 1970, and first worked on Daredevil #71. Wein wrote for both DC and Marvel comics over the years, famously doing several guest-spots on Superman and The Flash.

Working with Bernie Wrightson, the two first developed Swamp Thing in 1971’s The House of Secrets #92. Swamp Thing has become an enduring character over the years and still features in DC Comics.

Over at Marvel Comics, Wein worked with artists John Romita Sr. and Herb Trimpe to create Wolverine in The Incredible Hulk #180. Obviously, the impact that Wolverine has had over the years cannot be underestimated, leading to multiple feature film franchises. Several iconic X-Men lineups created by Wein that included classic characters like Storm, Nightcrawler, and Colossus have become identifiable to millions of readers around the world as “the” X-Men characters.

As an editor, Wein worked on runs of New Teen TitansBatman and the Outsiders, and All-Star Squadron, as well as the iconic Watchmen series.

Len Wein was a legend in the comics industry, creating characters and worlds we have loved for years. We here at Heroic Hollywood send our condolences to his family and friends.

5 Essential Cable Stories To Read Before His Debut In ‘Deadpool 2’

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Josh Brolin Cable Deadpool 2Now that it’s official Josh Brolin will be suiting up as Cable in Deadpool 2, it’s time for everyone to get a crash course on the character so they can say “that’s not how it happened in the comic” when they see the movie with their friends.

Nathan Summers, the future son of Cyclops and Jean Grey, first debuted in 1986, but he didn’t make his full debut as Cable until 1990. Rob Liefeld designed him to be a leader more prone to take action than Xavier and that character trait has persisted throughout his long history. Cable has fought alongside the X-Men in the past as well as fought for mutants survival against the government in a dark future.

Cable is the straight-man to Deadpool’s goofball and I can’t wait to see the two of them come together next year in Deadpool 2. Hopefully Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin have the chemistry to bring this legendary bro-mance to the bigscreen, otherwise Fox will be hearing from a lot of angry fans.

Hit Next to find out more about Cable before his debut in Deadpool 2!

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  • Marquis de Sade

    Dang, another important part of my comicbook memories and enjoyment has passed. RIP, Mr. Wein, your will always be remembered and treasured.

    • Mando

      I hope FAGxxell doesnt come here and make fun of this death just like you did :/

  • JMMagwood

    For me, one of the most important creators, and always qualty writers in the industry. He will be missed by all fans. My deepest condolences to Mr. Wein’s friends and family.