Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Herb Trimpe Passes Away at Age 75

CBR: Herb Trimpe, a prolific veteran comic book artist whose illustration credits include the first appearance of Marvel's massively popular Wolverine, has passed away at age 75 as first reported by a Facebook post from a family member.

Trimpe is survived by his wife, Patricia, and four children.

With a career that spanned more than 45 years, Trimpe worked on a wide variety of the comic industry's most recognizable characters, notably an era-defining seven-year run on "The Incredible Hulk" in the 1970s. That run included "The Incredible Hulk" #181, which marked the debut of Wolverine; plus the first appearances of Hulk supporting characters including Jim Wilson and Doc Samson, both of whom Trimpe co-created with writer Roy Thomas.

Trimpe's other Marvel credits include the first issues of "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero," one of the most successful and long-running licensed comics, along with spinoff "G.I. Joe Special Missions." His Marvel work dates back to Silver Age westerns like "The Rawhide Kid," and includes stints on "Godzilla," "The Defenders," "Iron Man" and "Marvel Team-Up." With Chris Claremont, he co-created both Captain Britain and the character's sister, X-Men mainstay Psylocke.

In lieu of flowers, Trimpe's family has asked for donations to be made to the Hero Initiative, which provides financial support to comics creators in need, or the Kerhonkson Accord First Aid Squad.


FSaker said...

Sad news. May you rest in peace, Mr. Trimpe, and thank you very much for co-creating one of my favorite comic book characters EVER, the amazing Ms. Elizabeth Braddock. Your legacy will not be forgotten.

CmX said...

I immediately thought of Psylocke when I read he had passed. It's sad to see these comic book legends, at such an elderly age, have to struggle financially.