Sunday, February 8, 2015

Len Wein #1word1thought1moment

Len Wein being his unique self in the hospital.
Photograph by M.C. Valada

I just came from visiting with Len Wein at the hospital. If you don't know who Len Wein is, I can wait while you Google it.  He's most famous as the creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing, but there's hardly a comic book character this man hasn't had a hand in in some way, as writer or editor -- including recent contributions to The Simpsons and Doctor Who.  
But more importantly, Len is one of the sweetest, funniest, truly good people you will ever have the pleasure to come across.  He and his wife Christine are a nexus for other smart, funny, geeky people. I have been lucky enough to call them both friends for something close to 20 years now.
Len is having triple bypass surgery, most likely on Tuesday, Feb 10. And because he's a person who loves people, who thrives on company and connection, he would like to be carried into that surgery on waves of positive energy.  So please, send up your prayers, your white light, your Yops of any kind -- Len can use it all. 

Like when Martha Jones saved the world by getting everyone on Earth to think of The Doctor all at once.


So, let's reach out to everyone who knows Len or knows his work.  (So... everyone.)  Let's use that "telepathic field, binding the whole human race together" that Martha spoke of. Let's all share one word, one thought, at one moment: Len Wein.

UPDATE: 
Surgery is scheduled for Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 7:30 AM PST.  Please be thinking of Len then.



25 comments:

Jim Krieg said...

Count me in.

Laurie Mann said...

Good luck, Len!

Anonymous said...

Good luck, Len! Lots of prayers coming your way!

Redartz said...

Good luck Len!

Redartz said...

Good luck Len!

LD! said...

Get Well!!!

Evil King Macrocranios said...

Good luck, Mr. Wein. It was awesome meeting you at Amazing Houston Comic Con last year and it will be awesome seeing you again someday.

Tim Kretzer said...

Len, all the best to you. I'll be praying for you, thinking ( good thoughts, of course ) of you, using the Force as much as Disney will allow me to without paying a fee, calling in a few favors from Q ( he still swears I cheated, but he loves the challenge of trying to prove me wrong ) and will have a pimped out Tardis at the ready just outside the OR in case you decide a different Doctor is in order..... Take care, great one. Looking forward to seeing posted pics of you dancing with the nurses.

Anonymous said...

Be Strong!

Anonymous said...

Good vibes your way.

Massimiliano Tarquini said...

;) :) :D Good Luck Mr.Wein ;) :) :D ;)

Rabb-it said...

Good luck Mr.Wein

Arne Starr said...

The word is...Len!

Caryn Weinstein said...

Lenny, you know that all of DAHS grads and friends are on your side. We wish only the best, and prayers are being said. I know that you are a fighter, so will talk when you are home and feeling better.

Caryn

Jim Davis said...

I'm in! Do we have a time for the surgery?

jay stoney said...

My Thoughts for you Len are of Light and Love and SUCCESS!

Anonymous said...

All the best Len for a speedy recovery Get better soon. :)

Robert said...

Roy Thomas isn't on Facebook, but he asked me to pass on his very best wishes, Len. Here's to a speedy recovery!

Anonymous said...

Len sending only good thoughts. Went through a quintuple bypass a few years ago. Everything went WELL. You will be up on your feet in no time. ALL THE BEST.

Anonymous said...

So, you want us to cheer for Len, not the Doctor doing the triple bi-pass?! (just kiddin')

darkmark said...

I'm a little late, but...good luck and God bless!

Luisito Aumentado said...
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Luisito Aumentado said...

a wolverine like fast recovery to you sir ;)

mason arrigo said...

Recover

Todd Sullivan said...

Thanks for all the awesome memories, after the successful surgery I/we are looking forward to more awesomeness from you. Can't wait.
Sending you good vibes.
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Here's a Bunny rabbit for good luck.