Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Sammy Younan as they get down and dirty in the four-colour world of comic books, focusing on classic stories, new issues, comic creators and hot button topics.
On this week’s Back Issue Bloodbath, we take some time for another creator spotlight episode! Since the last one focused on Marv Wolfman, it’s only fair that this time round we focus on his late, great writing pal, Len Wein!
Probably known best as the writer who co-created Wolverine and Swamp Thing, Len Wein made major contributions to the way comics were written in the 1970s and 80s. His work as an editor was just as important as his writing as he helped usher in the Bronze Age style of comics. He’s also the guy who brought us the “international” version of the X-Men in Giant Sized X-Men #1. He co-created Storm, Nightcrawler and Colossus. It safe to say that his effect on the comic industry can still be felt today.
Join Andrew and Sammy as they look back on the many great works of Len Wein. From his days as teenage comic writer to his time as a respected editor, it’s all covered here. There’s also a strange little aside about the best-left-forgotten late 90s band Len. (What else would you expect on this show?) It’s all coming your way on an ALL NEW episode of Back Issue Bloodbath. Give it a listen and enjoy your life.
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