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Len Wein, ‘Wolverine’ Co-Creator, 'Watchmen' Editor, Dead at 69

Accepted submission by martyb at 2017-09-12 00:01:55

The New York Daily News reports Len Wein has died [] at the age of 69:

Legendary comic book writer and editor Len Wein has died.

He was 69.

Wein helped revive the “X-Men” franchise in 1975 with artist Dave Cockrum, creating characters including Nightcrawler, Storm, Colossus and Thunderbird.

A year earlier, in “The Incredible Hulk” #180, he debuted Wolverine, who eventually joined the “X-Men” team in later years.

In the late ‘80s, Wein left Marvel for DC Comics, where he worked as a writer and later an editor.

His work included “Batman” and “Green Lantern,” as well as editing Alan Moore's and Dave Gibbons’ “Watchmen” and “Swamp Thing,” also by Moore.

I was surprised to learn just how tremendously prolific he actually was. Wikipedia has a thorough rundown [] of his life and works.

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