Len Wein: 1948-2017

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

3 Responses

  1. Steve Ducker says:

    Man, that’s a body of work to be proud of. Such a loss :(

  2. So many credits and ideas to his resume. He wrote Star Trek for Gold Key, he put together the Freedom Fighters for DC, he had a hand in creating Nova before Marvel ever published him, I even heard from somewhere that he not only wrote Hot Wheels, he may have drawn issues of that series. Few people embodied the Bronze Age of Comics as did he.

  3. Mindy Newell says:

    Len was the second person that I met (after Karen Berger) on that day in 1983 when I first walked into the DC office at 666 Fifth Avenue. While Karen was talking to me about things, Len came by. Karen introduced me. I knew the name was familiar, I knew that I “knew” him, but couldn’t place him. But I fudged–told him what an honor it was to meet him, how much I loved his work–he was gracious and friendly, and remained that way always! (After I got home and went through my comics collection, I was so embarrassed and wanted to kick myself.) Much later, I told him that story of first meeting him. He really got a kick out of it, laughed his head off. He invited me to my first comics poker party. And Len was the first editor after Karen to offer me a chance to write something outside Karen’s books–it was a TALE OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS story. He was, simply put, amazing.

    I am deeply grieved.