Chris Claremont :
Len Wein was my friend for better than 40 years. He created some of the finest characters and storylines of the modern comics era, working with some of the finest artists of their generation. What I choose to hope for is that, now that he’s likely teamed up with Bernie and Dave once more, they’ll just start creating all over again, something even more breathtakingly fantabulous on an infinitely vaster celestial stage.
Walt Simonson :
We are deeply saddened to learn that Len Wein has caught the last train out. An old pal from my earliest days in comics, we had a chance to work together on Marvel’s Thor in the late 1970s and enjoyed it immensely. We all did a 2 page Once Upon a Time Batman story, based on Charles Schulz’s Snoopy writing–Len’s idea. His lasting legacy in comics will likely be the characters he co-created, Swamp Thing and Wolverine, but he made contributions to the field in various capacities including his writing and editing. I will always be grateful that Weezie and I had a chance to see him again this past San Diego Con. Love you, buddy. Godspeed.
Steven Grant :
Very sad to see Len Wein go. ot to have a last chat with him at San Diego, where I was very surprised to see him after he’d had surgery only a couple weeks earlier. He told me he’d rather be sitting there with people than sitting home alone. Though we were friendly - that was one thing about Len, he always acted glad to see you - I can’t say we were ever all that close, but this one really feels like a loss. So long, Len.
Dan Didio :
Saddened to hear of the passing of my long time friend and colleague Len Wein. Len was the first comic professional I ever spoke to (in a call arranged by my sister and his aunt Gloria) and he taught me the inner workings of comics while we worked on Reboot and War Planets. He was a constant source of inspiration and his spirit and creativity was something every professional should aspire to. One of the true greats, whose love of comics was on every page he wrote. There isn’t a single day that I am not inspired by something he created or wrote. He will be missed by many but work will continue to entertain for generations.
My condolences to his wife Christine Valada, and his family.
Barbara Kesel :
When I was the new kid at DC, I had a pack of honorary big brothers. Most of them met me for darn near every show of the multi-month Hitchcock marathon at a downtown movie theater I don’t remember the name of, and laughed because I’d never seen most of them (suburban kid vs. jaded New Yorkers!). The day everybody but me stayed home because of the weather I got noticed by the local crazy ranting guy in the audience (what he noticed was that I was frantically scribbling down his awesome rant, something about tigers and politics…) and thought I had no escape when he started to head my way. Len Wein showed up just then, happy and unconcerned, totally interrupting and ignoring crazy guy’s rant. I don’t think I’ve ever shouted someone’s name as loudly, or been as happy to see a friend show up. That will always be my best Len moment. Godspeed, Big Brother Len!
Brian Bendis :
Len Wein, co-creator of WOLVERINE and SWAMP THING & more responsible for the x-men you love than he gets credit for. Thank you. #RIP
Fabian Nicieza :
One of the industry’s best writers.
One of the industry’s best editors.
One of the industry’s best people.
Greg Pak :
Rest in peace and thank you so much, Len Wein.
Scott Snyder :
Extremely saddened to hear of Len Wein’s passing. Incredible writer, incredible person. Thank you Len for all you gave to us. RIP
Tom King :
Len Wein. The fanboy made good, made legend. Co-creator of Swamp Thing, Wolverine, editor of Watchmen, writer of, well, everything. RIP.
Joss Whedon :
Co-created Wolverine & the new X-men. Co-kickstarted the modern comic book era with its most powerful metaphor. And more. RIP Len Wein.
Neil Gaiman :
I just learned that my friend and writing inspiration @LenWein passed away this morning. My love and condolences to his wife, @mcvalada.
Len Wein. He wrote Swamp Thing, Phantom Stranger, & my favourite Batman stories. He showed 12 year old me that comics could be literature.
Len Wein was the editor who brought the British creators to DC. He was one of the nicest people I’ve met, in 30 years in comics.
Mark Millar :
RIP the great #LenWein. He co-created Wolverine & Swamp Thing, both of which gave me a living as a writer & endless pleasure as a reader.
Kurt Busiek :
Just heard. RIP Len Wein. So very sorry to hear it. A terrific writer and a better friend. We will miss you so much.
Dave Gibbons :
Sorry to hear that Len Wein has passed away. Was only talking about our time on Green Lantern together earlier today at #RCCC2017 .
Hugh Jackman :
Just heard Len Wein has passed away. I am blessed to have known him. My condolences to his family and friends. When we met in 2008, I said to him … From his heart, mind and hands came the greatest character in comics. Forever grateful. #wolverine