Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Len's Latest Acheivement

Wizard Magazine published its 200th issue this week and came up with a list of the top 200 comic book characters. Beating out Batman, Superman, and Spiderman to come in at #1 is Wolverine, created by my talented husband, Len Wein (with art by John Romita, Sr.), in about 1973. In addition to Wolvie, Len's other X-men contributions, Storm, Nightcrawler, and Colossus (Dave Cockrum was the artist on them--and Dave's redesign is the costume most people think of for Wolverine) made the list and Swamp Thing (Bernie Wrightson did the art) did, too. Five characters in a list that covers 70 years of comic book history, with thousands of characters to choose from. Not a bad achievement. Even if Wizard didn't bother to list the creators' names.


Grey Horse Matters said...

Congratulations to your husband, you must all be very proud of him. It's always nice to be recognized for your life's achievements.

M. C. Valada said...

Thanks, Arlene. I'm sure he'll see your good wishes here. It's been an interesting 6 weeks around the house.