Look, we all love Herb Trimpe, whether we know it or not. If not for Mr. Trimpe we wouldn’t have an incredible run on the Incredible Hulk, and we wouldn’t be treated to one of comics’ favorite creations – The Wolverine, whom he drew for the first time. TwoMorrows Publishing has a new biography about the artist that is available for purchase now.
Starting with his humble beginnings running the first photostat machine at Marvel Comics in the 1960s, no other member of the Marvel Bullpen had such a varied and remarkable career as Herb Trimpe. He drew licensed characters based on toys such as G.I. Joe, Godzilla, and Transformers, which went on to become blockbuster movies. He drew runs of super-heroes like Iron Man, Defenders, Captain Britain, and even Marvel’s flagship character Spider-Man. But he’s best known for his definitive eight-year stint drawing the Incredible Hulk, and the eventual debut of Wolverine in its pages.
“While Herb unexpectedly passed away before the book was released, he got to see the final proofs, and was as pleased with it as I am,” recounts publisher John Morrow in a prepared statement. “I grew up on Herb’s amazing comics work, so when authors Dewey Cassell and Aaron Sultan pitched the book idea to me, I didn’t hesitate to green-light it. Those guys knocked themselves out on it on this labor of love, and made Herb—and me—extremely proud. Every comics and super-hero fan should know about Trimpe’s pivotal role in Marvel Comics’ history, as well as his little-known humanitarian efforts as a volunteer Chaplain at Ground Zero following the 911 attacks. It’s a most fitting tribute to a truly remarkable man.”
The Incredible Herb Trimpe is a 180-page book is in print for $34.95 and in digital for $7.95.