LAT: Len Wein, creator of Swamp Thing and Wolverine, dies at 69
Celebrated comic-book writer worked for DC Comics and Marvel
Len Wein, a prolific and influential comic book writer who gave life and dimension to fan-favorite characters including Swamp Thing and Wolverine, has died while hospitalized in Los Angeles.
Wein, who died Sunday at 69, had been struggling with poor health for months, a battle he chronicled — sometimes with a touch of humor, sometimes with resignation — on Twitter.
During a decades-long career, Wein was a mainstay of the comic industry, laying hands on classic good vs. evil characters like Batman and Superman, but more often introducing or reviving characters who struggled with human frailties and the complexities of life. …