Comics legend Len Wein has passed away. He leaves behind his wife and decades worth of content that shaped the comics world. Wein co-created Wolverine, Swamp Thing, Storm and so many others, not to mention editing The Watchmen. Because of his huge impact, the comics and writing community has poured out their sympathies and shared their condolences. We will miss him greatly.

Geek Girl Authority was lucky to have him on our panel at 2014’s Stan Lee’s Comikaze where we had a tournament-style panel called Iconoclash. We, Legion of Leia, Len Wein and others had a blast as we took 64 of our favorite genre female characters and whittled them down to a final four, then two and then one. It was a joyful, fun and positive experience. In case you’re wondering, Len’s final vote was for Ellen Ripley. 

Here’s what his colleagues and fans have been sharing on social media.

Our heart go out to Christine, his beautiful wife and his family. 

Erin Lynch