There are so many people that are thought of when thinking of comics. Len Wein may not be one of them, but he should.
Len Wein was a fantastic comic book writer and editor who was partly responsible for some of Marvel's greatest characters, most famous being Wolverine. This year has been a heavy year for comic book fans. A lot of influential people in the comic book world have passed. This one is a big one though and plenty of people are recognizing it. Joss Whedon, Neil Gaiman, Mark Millar, and Brian Michael Bendis are just a fraction of people who have posted on Twitter about their love and recognition for the man.
Besides Wolverine, Wein was responsible for helping make Swamp Thing, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Storm. In fact, the reboot of the X-Men back in the 70's was largely in part due to him. He was also known for writing some fantastic Batman comics as well as being an editor for The Watchmen. Check Twitter and search Len Wein to see how many people this man has influenced. It may surprise you.
I wish I was more eloquent a writer to give words to this man who has done so much for the world of storytelling. Even if you don't know him, you are aware of his work, here's to a true storyteller who breathed life into some great characters that will live on for centuries. Take a second to be grateful for his work.