One of the most influential entertainers in the comic book world has officially passed away. Len Wein was 69 at the time of his death.
According to reports, Wein died after recent struggles with heart issues. He is best known for creating the iconic character known as Wolverine. He also created Swamp Thing as well.
“Unless you were around when that book debuted, you can’t really grasp how truly revolutionary Swamp Thing was, how different from everything that had come before it,” the writer J. M. DeMatteis said in a posted tribute to Mr. Wein. “I remember being floored by the emotional power of the art, the pulp-poetry of the language and the big beating heart at the story’s core.”
Wein had a long and successful career in the industry. He was a contributing writer for Batman, the Flash, Superman, and the Justice League of America. In recent years, America has seen a sharp increase in comic book stars being made into Hollywood blockbuster films. Some of the films have featured these characters.
One of the most notable movies and recognizable characters is Wolverine. The actor who plays the clawed mutant, Hugh Jackman, recently commented on Wein’s passing.
“I first met him in 2008,” Hugh Jackman, who played Wolverine in films, said on Sunday on Twitter. “I told him — from his heart, mind & hands came the greatest characters in comics.”
Please join us in praying for Wein’s family and friends during this difficult time. We ask for God’s healing grace to comfort their lives. Also, please make sure you read our breaking news story about a famous TV host who just shared devastating news with the world.