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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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    My thoughts and prayers go out to Len's family
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    Rest in peace Len Wein.
    Thank you for all that you contributed to the comic industry.
    One of the greats.

    His first story for DC and co-creator of Starfire, now Red Star.

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    As a writer, Len Wein was a master of both the long and the short form—able to produce huge, sweeping epics that spanned several issues, as well as heartbreakingly beautiful little stories in just a few pages.

    As an editor, he was incredibly supportive of artists and other writers, giving them just the right amount help needed to work their stories into shape.

    As a mentor, Len was always generous with his time, teaching clueless newbies—I was one of many—the nuts and bolts of their craft.

    As a friend, he was one of the best. Back in the day, when just about all of us lived in or around New York City, Len was one of the crew who got together regularly after work—for dinner or a movie or a poker game. In more recent years, after we had all scattered to the winds, and we saw him occasionally at conventions, it was always a treat. Len would pick up right where we'd left off, as if we'd last gotten together just a few days before, rather than a few years.

    We will miss him forever.
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    RIP, Mr. Wein.
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