Leonard Norman Wein was an American comic book writer and editor best known for co-creating DC Comics’ Swamp Thing and Marvel Comics’ Wolverine, and for helping revive the Marvel superhero team the X-Men. Additionally, he was the editor for writer Alan Moore and illustrator Dave Gibbons’ influential DC miniseries Watchmen. Wein was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2008.
|Born:||Leonard Norman Wein, June 12, 1948, New York City, U.S.|
|Died:||September 10, 2017, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Notable works:||Swamp Thing, Wolverine, X-Men, The Human Target, Justice League|
|Awards:||Shazam Award, 1972, 1973, Inkpot Award, 1979, Comics Buyers Guide Award, 1982, Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame, 2008|
|Spouse(s):||Glynis (Oliver) Wein (?–?), Christine Valada|
|IMDb:||Len Wein’s IMDb|
About Len Wein
American comic book editor and writer who co-created the DC Comics’ Swamp Thing and Marvel Comics’ Wolverine. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2008.
He grew up as a sickly child reading comic books to help keep him entertained and started drawing superheroes to pitch to the DC Comics editorial staff as a teenager.
He won various awards for his work including the 1982 Comics Buyer’s Guide Award for Best Editor.
He has been married twice.
He collaborated with writer Kurt Busiek on the four-issue miniseries Conan: The Book of Thoth for Dark Horse Comics.
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- Swamp Thing – The Swamp Thing is a fictional superhero in American comic books published by DC Comics. A humanoid/plant elemental creature, created by writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson, the Swamp Thing has had several humanoid or monster incarnations in various different storylines.
- Farmingdale State College alumni
- Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame inductees
- Inkpot Award winners
- Comic book editors
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