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J W Campbell
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 3:14pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

No further info, but Paul Kupperberg has reported the sad news that Len Wein has passed away. Len was involved in one way or another in so many great comics that I loved. Terrible news. 
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 3:26pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Sad.

I love his work. He was one of the first names, along with Denny O'Neill, that I became aware of. As a kid, I'm not entirely sure I looked at creator credits, but around the age of 8/9, I started recognizing certain names - Len Wein, Denny O'Neil and others were such people.
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Michael Penn
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 3:35pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Very sorry to hear there.

Mr. Wein was ubiquitous in the 70s, most of my prime reading years. He could write for many, many different kinds of characters, and all equally well. 


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Mike Norris
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 3:39pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Sad news. RIP
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Brennan Voboril
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 3:41pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

69 way too young to go.  Life's just not fair.  
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Mario Ribeiro
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 3:43pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Very sad news. One of the best.
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David Miller
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 3:50pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Bummer. He wrote some of the first comics I ever read when I started reading comics, including BLUE BEETLE and LEGENDS, and I read a lot of the books he edited at mid-Eighties DC. And of course I quickly became familiar with his legendary creations Swamp Thing and the New X-Men. On the old Compuserve forums he was far more polite and gracious than any 12 year old fanboyling with a million doofy questions deserved.

My thoughts are with his family and friends.
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 3:51pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Sorry to hear.

A name from my earliest comic book reading.

And yes, way too young.
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Eric Smearman
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 3:57pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Damn. Very sad news.
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Conrad Teves
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 4:13pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Oh, man. Horrible news. Way too young.
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 4:18pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

RIP
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Andrew Hess
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 4:18pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

so sorry to hear this

Truly one of the legends of the 70s and 80s

RIP, Len
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 4:38pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

My condolences go out to Mr. Wein's family and friends.

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Casey Sager
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 4:44pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

RIP
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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 4:44pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Very sad news. My thoughts go out to his family and friends. 
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 4:53pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

No words.
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Joe Hollon
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 4:55pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Co-creator of Swamp Thing, writer of the first
appearance of Wolverine and one of the key people who
set in motion what became the All-New, All-Different X-
Men.

Legend.

I'm glad to be able to say I did get to meet him on one
occasion at a MidOhioCon I believe. I have a digest
size SWAMP THING collection signed by Wein and
Wrightson.
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Robert Cosgrove
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 4:57pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Met him back when he was a fan still aspiring to break into comics.  Very sorry to hear this.
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Joe Zhang
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 5:02pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Thank you for the great comics. 
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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 5:11pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Really sad to hear this.   
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John Young
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 5:12pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

I never got to meet him, I loved his work.  He will be missed. 
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 5:42pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Sorry to hear of Len's passing. He wrote
many of the comics from my earliest days.
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Rich Marzullo
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 5:58pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Damn...

My thoughts are with his family. 
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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 6:10pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

So sad... such a great writer... condolences to Mr. Wein’s family & friends.

-C!
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Kevin Ricci
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 6:13pm | IP Logged | 25 post reply

Phenomenal writer - one my absolute favorites.  My sincere condolences to his family...
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