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    Just got a notification that one of the all time great comic writers, Len Wein, had passed away. It was also confirmed on his Facebook page. Man, that hit me in the gut. I loved so much of his work for both DC & Marvel. Swamp Thing, Batman, JLA, Superman, X-Men, Spider-Man, Hulk, he did some of my favorite comics. Brought a certain level of sophistication to his work. A kid could still enjoy it but plenty for an adult to appreciate.

    Can't thank him enough of all the enjoyment he gave me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon-El View Post
    Just got a notification that one of the all time great comic writers, Len Wein, had passed away. It was also confirmed on his Facebook page. Man, that hit me in the gut. I loved so much of his work for both DC & Marvel. Swamp Thing, Batman, JLA, Superman, he did some of my favorite comics. Brought a certain level of sophistication to his work. A kid could still enjoy it but plenty for an adult to appreciate.

    Can't thank him enough of all the enjoyment he gave me.
    Berni and Len are gone. In our hearts and minds may their art live on ... Post ii on the In Memorium thread.
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    RIP.

    He will be missed. I'm kinda glad he got another chance with the character before he passed away.

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    Incredibly sad news. A man who contributed so much to the industry is gone. I had the pleasure to meet him at a number of conventions and he was always a super nice man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon-El View Post
    Just got a notification that one of the all time great comic writers, Len Wein, had passed away. It was also confirmed on his Facebook page. Man, that hit me in the gut. I loved so much of his work for both DC & Marvel. Swamp Thing, Batman, JLA, Superman, X-Men, Spider-Man, Hulk, he did some of my favorite comics. Brought a certain level of sophistication to his work. A kid could still enjoy it but plenty for an adult to appreciate.

    Can't thank him enough of all the enjoyment he gave me.
    I never clicked on something as fast in my life.

    He did a really great Ozymandias miniseries for the Before Watchmen event. He created Wolverine and edited Watchmen, but strangely what he is most known for is creating Swamp Thing. Man, his Swamp Thing run is weird, the first issue started out really good, fitting the expected horror tone, but by the next issue, when Swamp Thing was kidnapped by Arcane, it was like the comic was a fantasy book set in the middle ages. It always switched genres on an almost issue-by-issue basis.

    Sad such a classic writer died today.
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    Very sad news indeed! A great talent has left us. RIP

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    RIP Len Wein. Thanks for the stories.
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    God, Len Wein? We've lost another great .

    RIP Mr. Wein. Thank you for all the contributions you've made to comics and the medium over the years, and the variety of heroes, villains, and characters you've created in the course of your career.

    My condolences to his friends and family.

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    Another sad day, the passing of a super creative man that wrote a lot of my favorite comics.

    Prayers and condolences to his family.

    And Thank You, Len, for so many great memories.

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    A titan of the Bronze Age of Comics who penned many of my all-time favorites.

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    Damn. I was hoping it was just a terrible rumor. May he R.I.P. it 's funny I just reread his and Bernies Swamp Thing last year and I've been meaning to re-read his Blue Beetle. Sad day indeed . One of the greats has left us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buried Alien View Post
    A titan of the Bronze Age of Comics who penned many of my all-time favorites.

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    Same here, BA. Definitely on my shortlist for all-time greats. BTW, though I most likely read something by him before this, this was the first comic I ever owned with his name in it (as editor):



    Since this is a DC thread, this may be the first comic featuring him I bought at my LCS:



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    Rest in peace Mr Wein. You will be missed.

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    Rest in peace.

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    Sad news. I guess he will be remembered mainly for creating Swamp Thing and Wolverine, but to me he will be the writer who defined Batman for me as a kid. His were the first Batman comics I read and those along with re-runs of the Adam West TV show solidified who Batman was to me. I'm forever thankful that DC put out that wonderful hardback collection of his Batman work. I've been re-reading a lot of those stories since I read the news. Prayers for his family and friends as they mourn his passing.

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