Farewell Herb Trimpe

Sad news came late Tuesday night that Herb Trimpe had passed away at the age of 75.

I thought I’d help remember Mr. Trimpe by posting links to a pair of his creations previously reviewed here at Longbox Graveyard.

I greatly admired Herb’s stand-out work on “Sincerely, the Sandman,” from Incredible Hulk #138 … my Dollar Box review is here.

Hulk #138

I was also taken with Mr. Trimpe’s run on Marvel’s Godzilla comic — a book that was better than anyone might have reasonably expected. I reviewed the entire run here.

Godzilla 1, Helicarrier 0

My condolences to Mr. Trimpe’s family. It is so sad to see the old guard leaving us.

Celebrate Herb Trimpe’s life by remembering the man … and reading his work!


Herb Trimpe

Herb Trimpe, 1939-2015



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Revelations and retro-reviews from a world where it is always 1978, published every now and then at www.longboxgraveyard.com!

Posted on April 15, 2015, in Announcements and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Alastair Savage

    Your post on Trimpe’s work on the sandman story really opened my eyes to his talent. Did you also see this article he wrote on the New York Times, which details his shabby treatment by Marvel when they finally released him? http://www.nytimes.com/library/national/010900edlife-56-edu.html

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  2. Sad news indeed. I read a bunch of his Hulks (thanks to Marvel Unlimited) recently, and actually read the one issue of Godzilla that I own a couple of months ago, not to mention the better part of his Defenders run. It’s sad that so many of our Bronze Age stalwarts are passing.


  3. Sad news indeed.
    I proudly own a couple pieces of his artwork, farewell Mr Trimpe, you’ll be remembered.

    Hulk very sad.


  4. Sad news tho


  5. One of the first Marvel comics I had when I was about six was the wild and crazy Super-Villain Team-Up #7, masterfully drawn by Mister Trimpe, featuring Doctor Doom, the savage Sub-Mariner and the sinister Shroud! Also a subplot with the Fantastic Four, and a cameo from Henry Kissinger! That comic had a lot goin’ on!
    Okay, I didn’t know who Kissinger was, but boy did I love that comic. Still do.
    It was my introduction to Doc Doom, Namor, and Mr. Trimpe’s bombastic art.
    Anyway, that was the first thing I thought about when I heard of his passing.
    For that and so many other great comics he drew, especially the Incredible Hulk, I’m grateful to the guy. He brought me a lot of enjoyment.


    • I forgot that Trimpe was on Super-Villain Team-Up! (Easy enough to do … at one point or another, EVERYONE was on Super-Villain Team-Up). That was one of my favorite good “bad” comics. I miss the innocence of a comics business that could publish such a thing and play it straight!


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