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Author photo. Photo (cropped) by Alan Light 1982. SDCC.

Photo (cropped) by Alan Light 1982. SDCC.

Len Wein (1948–2017)

Author of Before Watchmen: Ozymandias/Crimson Corsair

Includes the names: Len Wein, Lee Wein, Lein Wein, Len Wein, Editor

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Leonard Norman Wein was born in New York on June 12, 1948. He received an art degree from Farmingdale State College. He would become a prolific comic book writer. He and Marv Wolfman sold their first work to DC Comics in 1968. Wein wrote for Batman, the Flash, Superman, the Justice League of America, and numerous other comics series. He and Bernie Wrightson created Swamp Thing, who first appeared in 1971. In 1975, Wein and David Cockrum created new characters for the relaunch of Marvel Comics' X-Men including Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Wolverine, who first appeared in an Incredible Hulk story Wein wrote. Wein was an editor for Marvel, DC and Disney Comics. In 1986, he was editor on the Watchmen series by Alan Moore. He had writing credits on numerous television shows, many of them based on characters he had helped create. He died on September 10, 2017 at the age of 69. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Before Watchmen: Ozymandias/Crimson Corsair
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Crisis on Multiple Earths, Volume Three (Author) 92 copies, 2 reviews
Legends: The Collection 58 copies, 1 review
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Batman in the Eighties (Author) 38 copies
DC Universe: Legacies 37 copies, 2 reviews
The Secret of the Swamp Thing 31 copies, 2 reviews
Stalker from the Stars (Author) 31 copies
Batman Vs the Incredible Hulk 19 copies, 1 review
Swamp Thing (Author) 18 copies
Giant-Size X-Men #1 13 copies, 1 review
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1 11 copies, 1 review
Human Target 11 copies, 1 review
Swamp Thing vol. 1 #08 9 copies, 1 review
Swamp Thing vol. 1 #04 9 copies, 1 review
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Swamp Thing vol. 1 #10 8 copies, 1 review
Essential Thor, Volume 7 8 copies, 1 review
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Convergence: Infinite Earths Book One (Contributor) 16 copies, 1 review
Convergence: Crisis Book Two (Contributor) 14 copies, 1 review
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Co-creator of the Swamp Thing with Bernie Wrightson.
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