Legendary Marvel Artist Herb Trimpe Passes Away
The industry lost a giant yesterday with the passing of Herb Trimpe, a man whose work is a familiar sight to any Marvel GIJOE or Transformers comics reader.
His artistic vision was a particularly heavy presence on the Marvel GIJOE run, as he was one of the book’s long-term pencillers, setting the tone for characters still being published over 30 years later. He had also drawn some scattered Transformers issues, so when the time came to introduce the two juggernauts to each other it was Herb Trimpe who was given the reins, a job he handled admirably. This was a man used to handling the big guns; he’d had a legendary run on the Incredible Hulk in the 1970’s, and as part of that has the honour of being the first artist to introduce the Wolverine to comic fandom, his iconic pencils now forever engrained with the legend of one of entertainment media’s biggest characters.
Mr Trimpe continued working in later years, with books including Fantastic Four Unlimited for Marvel, and work for Dark Horse. He was also granted a humanitarian award for his work as a chaplain during the tragic events of 9/11, a feat that will never stop being worthy of applause.
Thanks is what this is now about, Mr Trimpe. We thank you for all the joy you gave us, and the comfort of those helped by your humanitarian work. We thank you for your work on characters we love and treasure, and the joy you gave us then, and now.
Herb Trimpe: May 26, 1939 – April 13, 2015
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