The Incredible Herb Trimpe
Subject Herb Trimpe had a truly Cinderella story in the comics biz, starting humbly at Marvel Comics running the photostat machine in the ‘60s, and eventually becoming one of the Marvel Bullpen’s most flexible career men. While his accomplishments spanned drawing licensed characters based on toy brands like G.I. Joe and Transformers to working with iconic super heroes like Spider-Man and Iron Man, Trimpe is best known for his eight-year gig on and the eventual debut of Wolverine therein.
This retrospective, assembled with Trimpe’s full cooperation just before his passing last April, chronicles the artist’s life and works through his own voice, as well as the recollections of friends and colleagues like Stan Lee, Tom DeFalco, Roy Thomas, John Romita, Bill Peckmann, Sal Buscema, Joe Sinnott, Larry Hama, Doug Moench, Eliot Brown, Len Wein, Ron Frenz, Steve Englehart and his son, Alex Trimpe. The fitting tribute is heavily illustrated over its 160 pages in full color to bring Trimpe’s remarkable legacy to life.