Herb Trimpe, a veteran comic book artist who helped shape Marvel’s Silver Age of comics, died Monday at 75.
Trimpe is perhaps best known for his work as the artist on “The Incredible Hulk” from 1968 to 1975. It was during this run that Trimpe became the first artist to draw Wolverine for publication when the mutant debuted in “Incredible Hulk” No. 180 in 1974 (Wolverine’s first full appearance was in the following issue, also drawn by Trimpe).
While Wolverine, co-created by Roy Thomas, Len Wein and John Romita Sr., is a notable exception, Trimpe was a co-creator for nearly all of the characters introduced during his “Hulk” tenure, including Jim Wilson and Doc Samson, whom he co-created with Thomas. Trimpe was also the mind behind the Hulkbusters military unit, led by Gen. Thunderbolt Ross (who was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby), whose mission was to contain…
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