In some sad news, yesterday brought word of the passing of legendary comic book artist Herb Trimpe. The man famed for his work with Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and for drawing the first appearance of Wolverine passed away on Monday. He was 75 years of age.
Taking to Facebook, family member Glen Baisley said, “This past weekend I had the pleasure of seeing my cousin, Herb Trimpe, in action doing what he loved – meeting fans and drawing comics. I was there capturing video and interviews about his life and work with Marvel for a documentary that we were planning to work on. Little did I know, this would be the finally time I would get to see him. I wanted to share some very sad news with everyone. Monday night, Herb passed away. He was a legend in the industry, co-creator of Wolverine and pencilled some of the most iconic characters ever. He will be greatly missed.”
Trimpe’s most revered work was his iconic run on THE INCREDIBLE HULK, which also involved the debut of a Canadian fur ball known as Wolverine – technically created by Len Wein and John Romita Sr. Additionally, the artist was also the co-creator of Captain Britain and Psylocke, and he also worked on the likes of G.I. JOE, STAR WARS and SAVAGE DRAGON. As well as his art, Trimpe won the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award for his work as a chaplain at the World Trade Center after the September 11th terrorist attacks.
The thoughts of all at STARBURST go out to the friends and family of the legendary Herb Trimpe at this time.
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