Len Wein (1948-2017)

Hello readers,

It has been a long time between updates, but I’m still working on the website a little bit when I find the time. Since my last update, it seems that I have re-read all of the fourth Swamp Thing series from 2004, and up to the end of the ‘Rotworld’ arc of mid-2013. By the end of the year, I hope to have created a page for the sixth series, incorporating the ‘Convergence’ crossover event and the Wein/Jones miniseries. I’m still quite busy with work but I am hoping it will get a bit less hectic over the next six months and I’ll get around to reading and documenting a few more articles as well as the first issue of the Holland Files fanzine.

In more sad news, last month Len Wein died at the age of 69. With Bernie Wrightson (who also passed away this year), Wein was a co-creator of Swamp Thing in the early 1970s. After Swamp Thing, Wein continued writing for both DC and Marvel, where he co-created Wolverine and several other X-Men characters. Throughout the 1980s, he was an editor at DC, overseeing Alan Moore’s acclaimed Swamp Thing run and the highly influential Watchmen series among others. Len Wein’s most recent work on Swamp Thing came in the form of a six-part miniseries he created with illustrator Kelley Jones in 2016. Len Wein’s work as writer and editor has had an immeasurable impact on the history of comics and popular culture.

Below is a tribute to Len that has been appearing in some DC comics this month.

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Until next time,

Zac.

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