September 10, 2017
LEN WEIN DEAD AT 69
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Wein was a notable writer and editor in the field of comics, working for both Marvel and DC, amongst others. In his time, he co-created many characters, a few of which found their way into various adaptations. They include, but are not limited to, Wolverine, Swamp Thing, Amanda Waller, Batman ally Lucius Fox, Spider-Man foe Rocket Racer, and Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus and Thunderbird as part of the revived X-Men franchise.
Wein's characters, and some of his stories, have been featured in Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Pryde of the X-Men, Swamp Thing: The Animated Series, Batman: The Animated Series, X-Men: The Animated Series, Spider-Man: The Animated Series, X-Men: Evolution, Teen Titans, Young Justice and Justice League Action. Wein even supplied new scripts for Batman: The Animated Series, X-Men: The Animated Series, Street Fighter: The Animated Series, Spider-Man: The Animated Series, ReBoot, Godzilla: The Series, Avengers: United They Stand, Beware the Batman and Ben 10: Omniverse.
During the 1990s, Wein served as the editor-in-chief of the short-lived Disney Comics, overseeing the publication of their titles which included the Saturday books Darkwing Duck, The Little Mermaid and DuckTales.