Len Wein

Earlier today, comic book artist Patrick Zircher tweeted an announcement of the death of comic writer and editor Len Wein — who co-created some of comic book’s greatest heroes. Wein was 69 years old.

Wein was born June 12, 1948. He was often sick as a child, and his father brought him a stack of comic books when he was seven and in the hospital. Wein was immediately hooked. An art teacher in 8th grade told him that he was a talented artist, and Wein began to consider working in comics when he grew up.

While still a teenager, Wein and his friend Marv Wolfman would take a ...

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