On September 10th Len Wein passed away. He was a big name in both DC and Marvel comics. Not only did he co-create Swamp Thing, but he also co-created Wolverine (and several other X-Men) and The Human Target. He’s written pretty much every character I ever liked at once time or another. I decided this was a good time to run down some of my favorite stories of his over the years. When I did my article on favorite comic book writers a couple years ago his name was oddly missing. Let’s rectify that.
Now as per usual this article will be pro DC but I can’t ignore the work Wein did at Marvel working on almost ever major title, reviving the X-Men, and his story “Between Hammer and Anvil” from The Incredible Hulk #182 was later cited in Tony Isabella’s book 1,000 Comics You Must Read.
Wein had a fantastic run on Batman, as you’ll see there are a few of those in here. I wanted to highlight this issue because it features the first appearance of another of his creations. Lucius Fox, a side character who was kind of unknown until being played by Morgan Freeman in Batman Begins. He also wrote in Detective Comics which introduced another creation of Len Wein, the third Clayface.