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‘Swamp Thing’ Co-creator, Len Wein Passes Away

We have sad news to report today as comic book legend, Len Wein has passed away.

Wein is known and loved by horror fans for teaming with Bernie Wrightson to create Swamp Thing. The character first made his debut in the July 1971 issue of The House of Secrets No. 92. The following year Swamp Thing was given his own title with Wein and Wrightson leading the charge. Since that time, the character has been a staple in the DC Universe, often appearing in major storylines next to heavy hitters like Superman and Batman. read more

Famed Horror Artist Bernie Wrightson Dead at 68

Famed horror comic artist and illustrator Bernie Wrightson has died at 68 years of age.

Liz Wrightson posted the news on the official Bernie Wrightson website this morning stating that her husband had passed, “After a long battle with brain cancer.”

Liz Wrightson detailed his substantial contributions to the comic book and horror industry in the obituary, recalling that, “His first professional comic work appeared in House of Mystery #179 in 1968. He continued to work on a variety of mystery and anthology titles for both DC and its principal rival, Marvel Comics. In 1971, with writer Len Wein, Wrightson co-created the muck creature Swamp Thing for DC. He also co-created Destiny, later to become famous in the work of Neil Gaiman. By 1974 he had left DC to work at Warren Publishing who were publishing black-and-white horror-comics magazines. There he produced a series of original work as well as adaptations of stories by H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe.”  read more