There are guys in any industry that define it, and Herb was one of those. I only spoke to him a few times, but he was always kind and supportive of my work on GI Joe. It was never a feeling that I was replacing him on the series, rather it was about trying hard as hell to even measure up to what he had done. He was the standard, I ought to know, I’ve copied his classic cover enough times.
Most people will remember him for co-creating Wolverine (which I still like his version best, even though he just drew the first appearance), but I remember him for the rest of his work on the Hulk, and my guilty pleasure… Godzilla.
Rest well Herb. I hope you’re flying high, we’ll miss you.