One of the most prolific and influential comic book writers and editors, Len Wein, has passed away at 69 years old. Wein is best known for co-creating Wolverine and Swamp Thing but he is also partly responsible for Giant Size X-Men #1 which introduced fans to Colossus, Nightcrawler, and Storm. Wein’s comic book career spanned close to five decades during which he edited the classic Alan Moore tale, The Watchmen and offered some memorable tales for The Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and Justice League of America. Other characters that Wein co-created are Batman confidant Lucius Fox, Jamie Madrox, and Brother Voodoo.
Many giants from the comic book creative community have taken to social media to express their sorrow over Wein’s passing.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) September 10, 2017
Co-created Wolverine & the new X-men. Co-kickstarted the modern comic book era with its most powerful metaphor. And more. RIP Len Wein. pic.twitter.com/TSiWChvfdI
— Joss Whedon (@joss) September 10, 2017
Extremely saddened to hear of Len Wein's passing. Incredible writer, incredible person. Thank you Len for all you gave to us. RIP
— Scott Snyder (@Ssnyder1835) September 10, 2017
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
Len Wein, you will be missed