Len Wein

Len Wein (June 12, 1948 - ) is an American comic book writer and editor.
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I try to find what makes even the worst, most despicable character sympathetic at his or her core.

Len Wein

Creating characters for team books is a slightly different matter. I consider is the dynamics of the group, how should they interact.

Len Wein

Sometimes you're not even sure which of your stories were failures. There are things I've written that I thought were complete catastrophes when I finished with them that have gone on to generate some of my most positive feedback.

Len Wein

I've always thought of myself as an organic writer, rather than a cerebral one. I feel my way along as I go, hoping I'll get to the place I intend to reach.

Len Wein

Check out my run on Swamp Thing and you won't find a truly evil monster in the bunch. That's true for every series I've ever worked on.

Len Wein

It's all about who's where on the food chain. When I'm the story editor, I expect my writers to follow my vision. When I'm working for another editor, I'm obliged to follow their vision.

Len Wein

Unfortunately, there are writers whose only concern is how good they could make themselves look on a title.

Len Wein

These days, it seems that if you're not already in place, you can't get there from here.

Len Wein

I would like immortality.

Len Wein

Art is always in the eyes of the beholder. Only posterity has the right to point out our mistakes.

Len Wein

The most unrealistic thing I've ever read in comics is when some group of characters calls themselves the Brotherhood of Evil or the Masters of Evil. I don't believe any character believes their goals to be truly evil.

Len Wein

In the end, it's always a crap shoot.

Len Wein

I'm a neurotic New York Jew by birth. Creating characters is second nature to me.

Len Wein

What makes a story is how well it manages to connect with the reader, the visceral effect it has.

Len Wein

The psychology is that once you are over a certain age, you have nothing new to contribute, which of course is garbage.

Len Wein

People who were more concerned with themselves and looking good to their readers then they were with the characters sacrificed a series for the sake of a story.

Len Wein

There is an ancient legend which warns that, should we ever learn our true origin, our universe will instantly be destroyed.

Len Wein

I've had editors over the years who couldn't find a clue if it was stapled to their butt.

Len Wein

In general, shorter is better. If you can encapsulate your idea into a single captivating sentence, you're halfway home.

Len Wein

I always wanted to fire rays out of my fingertips.

Len Wein

I've never sat down and thought about the difference between plot and theme. To me, that's never been important.

Len Wein

I hate the crazy, neurotic characters beyond a certain point.

Len Wein