Legendary comic book artist Len Wein, who is credited as the co-creator of Wolverine, has passed away as shared on social media by friends and family.

Wein was born 12th June, 1948 and got interested in comics at the age of 7 during a hospital stay. One of the more interesting things he’s done in the community was becoming an active member of the 1960s fanzine scene together with “Teen Titans” writer Marv Wolfman.

It was also because of his love for comics that he got started in the industry. Len Wein’s first professional work was in Teen Titans # 18. He also did other Marvel and DC titles like Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, Justice League of America, New Teen Titans and the Incredible Hulk.

He was also a one-tine Editor-in-Chief for Marvel back in 1974. He was also editor in DC Comics in the 80’s where he worked on titles like Camelot 3000 and Alan Moore’s seminal Watchmen. In the 1990s, he also worked at Disney Comics as an editor.

Wein got serious rep however when he teamed up with Dave Cockrum in Giant Size X-Men # 1 where they brought in their creation, James Howlett aka Logan aka Wolverine…

Wein’s first professional comics work was 1968’s Teen Titans #18, for which he co-created the original Starfire (now known as Red Star), and went on to have runs on Justice League of America, The Incredible Hulk, Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, New Teen Titans, and more. Arguably his most iconic was revamping the X-Men title in 1975 with Dave Cockrum in Giant-Size X-Men #1, later passing the reins to Chris Claremont.

Wein’s comic book creations include Wolverine…

Starfire…

starfire tales of the teen titans

Swamp Thing…

… and more.

Read the tweets on Wein’s passing from comic book creators like Brian Michael Bendis, Scott Snyder, Tom King, Joss Whedon and Kurt Busiek.

Wein is survived by his wife, Christine Valada, and several children.

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