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{{Infobox comics creator

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| caption       = Trimpe at the [[East Coast Comiccon]],<br>April 11, 2015.

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| birth_date    = {{Birth date|1939|05|26}}

| birth_place   = [[Peekskill, New York|Peekskill]], [[New York]]

| death_date    = {{Death date and age|2015|04|13|1939|5|26}}

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| nationality   = American

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| pencil        = y

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| alma Mater    = [[Empire State College]]

| notable works = [[Hulk (comics)|Hulk]],<br />[[Wolverine (character)|Wolverine]]<br>[[The Defenders (comics)|Defenders]]

| awards        = [[Eisner Award|Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award]], 2002<br />[[Inkpot Award]], 2002

| website       = http://www.herbtrimpe.com

| subcat        = American

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'''Herbert William "Herb" Trimpe'''<ref name=episcopal>{{cite web| url = https://www.ecdplus.org/clergy/?clergyID=50078| title= Herbert William Trimpe| publisher=Church Publishing Incorporated > ClergyQuickFind | accessdate= April 16, 2015| archivedate= April 16, 2015| archiveurl = https://web.archive.org/web/20150416142633/https://www.ecdplus.org/clergy/?clergyID=50078| deadurl=no}}</ref><ref>Full name per {{cite web | url = http://www.whitepages.com/name/Herbert-W-Trimpe/Kerhonkson-NY/38vm0zz |title= Trimpe, Herbert W. | publisher=Whitepages.com | accessdate=November 3, 2011| archiveurl = http://liveweb.archive.org/web/20121031193544/http://www.whitepages.com/name/Herbert-W-Trimpe/Kerhonkson-NY/38vm0zz | archivedate= October 21, 2012 | deadurl=no}}</ref> (May 26, 1939 – April 13, 2015) was an [[Americans|American]] [[comic book]] artist and occasional writer, best known as the seminal 1970s artist on ''[[The Incredible Hulk (comic book)|The Incredible Hulk]]'' and as the first artist to draw for publication the character [[Wolverine (character)|Wolverine]], who later became a breakout star of the [[X-Men]].

Herb Trimpe, The First Person To Draw Wolverine, Has Passed Away


==Early life==

Herb Trimpe was born May 26, 1939,<ref name="CBG">{{cite web|authorlink=John Jackson Miller|last=Miller|first= John Jackson| url=http://cbgxtra.com/knowledge-base/for-your-reference/comics-industry-birthdays |title=Comics Industry Birthdays| work= [[Comics Buyer's Guide]]| date=June 10, 2005| accessdate= December 12, 2010 |archiveurl=http://www.webcitation.org/5trAbNQWw | archivedate=October 29, 2010| deadurl=no}}</ref> in [[Peekskill, New York|Peekskill]], [[New York]],<ref name=porch>{{cite web|url=http://www.porchdogs.com/2004/illustrators.htm | year= 2004| archiveurl= http://web.archive.org/web/20050213084745/http://www.porchdogs.com/2004/illustrators.htm |archivedate=February 13, 2005|title=''Porch Dogs: The Unmuzzled Truth About Men and Our Relationships with Them'': The Illustrators — Herb Trimpe| publisher=(book official website)|deadurl=yes}}</ref><ref name=ggb>{{cite web|url=http://reocities.com/Area51/chamber/8346/trimpe.interview.1.html |title=An Interview with Herb Trimpe |date= November 9, 1997 <!--per [http://www.reocities.com/Area51/Chamber/8346/trimpe.interview.intro.html interview introductory page-->|publisher=Green Skin's Grab-Bag (fan site)|archiveurl=http://liveweb.archive.org/http://reocities.com/Area51/chamber/8346/trimpe.interview.1.html | archivedate=November 3, 2011|accessdate=November 3, 2011|deadurl=no}} Additional [http://www.webcitation.org/5tJWj0KOQ WebCitation archive], October 7, 2010. <!--additionally archived here: http://web.archive.org/web/20020103073323/http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Chamber/8346/trimpe.interview.2.html--></ref> where he graduated from [[Lakeland High School (Shrub Oak, New York)|Lakeland High School]].<ref name=porch /> His brother, Mike Trimpe, inked an [[Henry Pym|Ant-Man]] story that Trimpe pencilled in ''[[Marvel Feature]]'' #6 (Nov. 1972).<ref>Hembeck, Fred, entry, {{cite web| url = http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/fff_results_post_106_oh_brother/ |title=FFF Results Post #106—Oh, Brother| publisher=[[TheComicsReporter.com]] | date= January 27, 2008| archiveurl=http://www.webcitation.org/5vb8yrAVY | archivedate=January 9, 2011| deadurl=no}}</ref> Of his childhood art and comics influences, he said in 2002, "I really loved the [[Walt Disney|Disney]] stuff, [[Donald Duck]] and characters like that. [[Funny-animal]] stuff, that was kind of my favorite, and I liked to draw that kind of thing. And I also liked ... [[Plastic Man]]. ... I loved comics since I was a little kid, but I was actually more interested in syndicating a [[comic strip]] than working in comics."<ref name=tart>Trimpe interviewed July 2002, in {{cite web|url=http://www.sequentialtart.com/article.php?id=1593 |title=Hulk-inued! An Interview with Herb Trimpe|first= Henrik|last= Andreasen|publisher=SequentialTart.com|date=December 21, 2009|archiveurl = http://www.webcitation.org/5vb9zSl0v |archivedate=January 8, 2011|deadurl=no}}</ref> As well, "I was a really big fan of [[EC Comics|EC]] comics and [artist] [[Jack Davis (cartoonist)|Jack Davis]]."<ref name=tart />


==Career==

Trimpe commuted to [[New York City]] for three years to attend the [[School of Visual Arts]].<ref>{{cite web |url= http://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/trimpe_herb.htm|title= Herb Trimpe|date= September 5, 2012|publisher= [[Lambiek|Lambiek Comiclopedia]]|archiveurl= https://web.archive.org/web/20131220150428/http://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/trimpe_herb.htm|archivedate= December 20, 2013|deadurl= no|accessdate= January 16, 2014}}</ref> There, Trimpe recalled in 2002, instructor and longtime comics artist [[Tom Gill (comics)|Tom Gill]] needed a student "to ink his backgrounds and stuff. So that's how I started, at [[Dell Comics|<nowiki>Dell [Comics]]], doing mostly Westerns and also licensed books, like the adaptation of the movie Journey to the Center of the Earth."[1]</nowiki>


Trimpe then enlisted in the [[United States Air Force]] "for four years," he recalled in 1997, "the standard enlistment time, from 1962 to 1966. I was a weatherman, and our unit was on loan, you might say, to the [[United States Army|Army]]. We supplied aviation weather support to the [[1st Cavalry Division (United States)|First Air Cavalry Division]] based in the central highlands in [[Viet Nam]]. They used helicopters extensively to move troops around."<ref name=interview1997p2>Trimpe interview, Green Skin's Grab Bag, p. [http://reocities.com/Area51/chamber/8346/trimpe.interview.2.html 2]</ref> Upon his discharge in October 1966, he learned that fellow SVA classmate [[John Verpoorten]] was working at [[Marvel Comics]]' production department, and {{blockquote|. . . said they were hiring [[freelance]] people, and I should come up to the office and show my work to [[Sol Brodsky]], who was [[Stan Lee|Stan [Lee]'s]] right-hand man at the time. . . . I was just preparing to put some material together and go to [[DC Comics|DC]] and [[Charlton Comics|Charlton]] when I got a call from Sol Brodsky, who was production chief. He said they needed somebody on staff in the production department to run the new [[photostat]] machine they had just bought, and to do some production work. I would primarily run the 'stat' machine and wouldn't be seated at a desk, but I would be able to pick up some freelance [[penciler|pencilling]] and [[inker|inking]]. This kind of opened the door. The staff job didn't pay much by today's standards; I think it started at $135 dollars a week which wasn't as low as it sounds. Remember, it was 1966 and that was a fairly good entry-level salary.<ref name=ggb />}}


His joining the Marvel production staff was announced in the "[[Bullpen Bulletins]]" of Marvel comics [[cover-date]]d June 1967, such as ''[[Fantastic Four]]'' #63. He remained associated with the company through 1996. While operating the [[Photostat]] camera in the Marvel offices, Trimpe did freelance inking for Marvel, and made his professional penciling debut with two [[Kid Colt]] [[Western comics|Western]] stories, in ''Kid Colt, Outlaw'' #134–135 (May and July 1967).<ref name="GCD">{{gcdb|type=credit|search= Herb+Trimpe|title= Herb Trimpe}}</ref> Shortly thereafter, Trimpe and writer [[Gary Friedrich]] created Marvel's [[World War I]] [[aviator]] hero the [[Phantom Eagle]] in ''[[Marvel Super-Heroes (comics)|Marvel Super-Heroes]]'' #16 (Sept. 1968).<ref>{{cite book|last = DeFalco|first = Tom|authorlink = Tom DeFalco|last2= Gilbert|first2= Laura, ed.|chapter= 1960s|title = Marvel Chronicle A Year by Year History|publisher = [[Dorling Kindersley]]|year = 2008|page = 131|isbn =978-0756641238|quote= Aviation buff Herb Trimpe, who flew his own biplane for many years, teamed up with writer Gary Friedrich to create flying ace the Phantom Eagle.}}</ref>


===Hulk and the Silver Age of Comics===

In the 1960s, during the period known as the [[Silver Age of Comics]], Trimpe was assigned to pencil what became his signature character, the [[Hulk (comics)|Hulk]]. Beginning with pencil-finishes over [[Marie Severin]] layouts in ''The Incredible Hulk'' vol. 2, #106 (Aug. 1968), he went on to draw the character for a virtually unbroken run of over seven years, through issue #142 (Aug. 1971), then again from #145–193 (Nov. 1971 – Nov. 1975). Additionally, Trimpe penciled the covers of five Hulk [[annual publication|annuals]] (1969, 1971–72, 1976–77, titled  ''King-Size Special! The Incredible Hulk'' except for #4, ''The Incredible Hulk Special''), and both penciled and inked the 39-page feature story of ''The Incredible Hulk Annual'' #12 (Aug. 1983).<ref name="GCD" /> Under the [[Marvel Method]] of writer-artist collaboration, Trimpe, like other Marvel artists of the time, was uncredited co-plotter of most of his stories, a working arrangement Trimpe said he enjoyed.<ref name="Back70">{{cite journal|last= Buttery|first= Jarrod|date= February 2014|title = Hulk Smash!: The Incredible Hulk in the 1970s|journal= [[Back Issue!]]|issue= 70|pages= 3–18|publisher= [[TwoMorrows Publishing]]}}</ref>


Among the characters co-created by Trimpe during his run on the title were [[Jim Wilson (comics)|Jim Wilson]] in issue #131 (Sept. 1970)<ref>[[Peter Sanderson|Sanderson, Peter]] "1970s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 146: "This issue [#131] saw the introduction of Jim Wilson, a character created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Herb Trimpe"</ref> and [[Doc Samson]] in #141 (July 1971).<ref>Sanderson "1970s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 150: "Created by Roy Thomas and artist Herb Trimpe, Dr. Leonard Samson was a psychiatrist...[who] irradiated himself with gamma rays and transformed into a super-strong being."</ref> During his time on the comic, he became the first artist to draw for publication the character [[Wolverine (character)|Wolverine]], who would go on to become one of Marvel's most popular. The character, designed by Marvel de facto art director [[John Romita, Sr.]], was an antagonist for the Hulk, introduced in the last panel of ''The Incredible Hulk'' vol. 2, #180 (Oct. 1974) and making his first full appearance the following issue.<ref>Sanderson "1970s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 167: "Len Wein wrote and Herb Trimpe drew Wolverine's cameo appearance in ''The Incredible Hulk'' #180 and his premiere in issue #181."</ref> Trimpe in 2009 said he "distinctly remembers" Romita's sketch, and that, "The way I see it, [Romita and writer [[Len Wein]]] sewed the monster together and I shocked it to life! ... It was just one of those secondary or tertiary characters, actually, that we were using in that particular book with no particular notion of it going anywhere. We did characters in ''The [Incredible] Hulk'' all the time that were in [particular] issues and that was the end of them."<ref>{{cite web|authorlink=Frank Lovece|last=Lovece|first= Frank | url = http://www.filmjournal.com/filmjournal/content_display/news-and-features/features/movies/e3i55fbb4c9063b301d1cb81bba0691e7a6 |title=Wolverine Origins: Marvel artists recall the creation of an icon|work=[[Film Journal International]]|date= April 24, 2009 | archiveurl = http://web.archive.org/web/20090505063540/http://www.filmjournal.com/filmjournal/content_display/news-and-features/features/movies/e3i55fbb4c9063b301d1cb81bba0691e7a6 | archivedate=May 5, 2009|deadurl=no}}</ref> Trimpe co-created nearly all of the characters introduced during his run on ''The Incredible Hulk'', with Wolverine being a rare exception.<ref name="Back70"/>


He said that he devised the military unit the Hulkbusters, which became a regular element of ''The Incredible Hulk'':

{{quote|[The series' writers] came up with the major concepts. I was not involved much with the creation of the new characters or new ideas. I didn't want to be. The concept of the Hulkbusters, however, was my idea. I did [the schematic diagram of the base]. I also designed the unit emblem, which was an "H" being shattered by a lightning bolt. You remember, "Thunderbolt" was [antagonist] [[Thunderbolt Ross|General Ross]]' nickname. [The aerial-view design of the base as a [[peace symbol]] was used] purposefully as a design for the Hulkbuster base, but it really wasn't a joke. It was just meant as the ironic juxtaposition of a military base run by an aggressive, blustery general, and the military base design being a symbol of peace. It was like in the '60s and '70s when protesters stuck flowers down the barrels of National Guard rifles. It was a provocative gesture.<ref name=interview1997p2 />}}


Trimpe also had a year's run on ''[[Defenders (comics)|The Defenders]]'' (#69–81, March 1979 – March 1980), a [[superhero]]-team comic featuring the Hulk. He also drew the cover, featuring the Hulk, of the 1971 issue of ''[[Rolling Stone]]'' containing a major profile of Marvel Comics.<ref>[[Robin Green (producer)|Green, Robin]]. [http://www.reocities.com/area51/Chamber/8346/rs91.facefront.1.html "Face Front! Clap Your Hands, You're on the Winning Team!"], ''Rolling Stone'' #91, September 16, 1971, via "Green Skin's Grab-Bag" (fan site) ({{Wayback |date=20101007234130 |url=www.reocities.com/area51/Chamber/8346/rs91.facefront.1.html |title= }})</ref>


The artist in 2002 recalled a less-than-smooth start to his ''Hulk'' tenure: "I did, like, three or four pages, and Stan [Lee] saw them and made [[Frank Giacoia]] do the layouts [for Trimpe's fourth issue, #109, Nov. 1968]. It wasn't my storytelling, there was a good flow there, but it was too [much like] [[EC Comics|EC <nowiki>[Comics]]] for Stan. I loved EC, the dark atmosphere and clean lines of it. . . . But it wasn't right for Marvel."[1]</nowiki>


===Other Marvel work===

[[File:HerbTrimpe11.16.08ByLuigiNovi.jpg|thumb|left|upright|Trimpe at the [[Big Apple Comic Con]] in [[Manhattan]], November 2008.]]

As a Marvel mainstay, Trimpe would draw nearly every starring character, including [[Captain America]] (''Captain America'' #184 and 291), the [[Fantastic Four]] (''Fantastic Four Annual'' #25–26, 1982–1983; ''Fantastic Four Unlimited'' #1–12, March 1993 – Dec. 1995),  [[Iron Man]] (''Iron Man'' #39, 82–85, and 93–94 in the 1970s, plus occasional others), [[Ka-Zar (comics)|Ka-Zar]] (''[[Astonishing Tales]]'' #7–8, Aug. and Oct. 1971), [[Nick Fury]] (''Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' #13–15, July–Nov. 1969), [[Thor (Marvel Comics)|Thor]] (''Thor Annual'' #15–16, 1990–1991), [[Ant-Man]] (''Marvel Feature'' #4–6), [[Killraven]] (''Amazing Adventures'' #20–24, #33), [[Rawhide Kid]], [[Spider-Man]], and many more as the regular artist of ''[[Marvel Team-Up]]'' #106–118 (June 1981 – June 1982) and ''Marvel Team-Up Annual'' #3–4 (1980–1981).<ref name="GCD" /> As the artist of ''[[Super-Villain Team-Up]]'', Trimpe co-created the [[Shroud (comics)|Shroud]] with writer [[Steve Englehart]].<ref>Sanderson "1970s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 175: "Writer Steve Englehart and artist Herb Trimpe created the Shroud, a blind vigilante with mystical abilities, in ''Super-Villain Team-Up'' #5."</ref> [[Captain Britain]] was introduced by [[Chris Claremont]] and Trimpe in an ongoing series published by [[Marvel UK]].<ref>Sanderson "1970s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 176: "Writer Chris Claremont and artist Herb Trimpe created a new super-hero specifically for Marvel's readers in the United Kingdom."</ref> In 1976, Trimpe was one of the inkers of ''[[Marvel Treasury Edition|Captain America's Bicentennial Battles]]'', an oversized treasury-format one-shot written and penciled by [[Jack Kirby]].<ref>{{cite journal|last = Powers|first = Tom|title = Kirby Celebrating America's 200th Birthday: ''Captain America's Bicentennial Battles''|journal = Back Issue!|issue = 61|pages = 46–49 |publisher = TwoMorrows Publishing|date = December 2012}}</ref> Trimpe drew ''Marvel Treasury Edition'' #25 (1980) "Spider-Man vs. the Hulk at the Winter Olympics" which featured a story set at the [[1980 Winter Olympics]] by writers [[Mark Gruenwald]], [[Steven Grant]], and [[Bill Mantlo]].<ref>{{cite book|last = Manning|first = Matthew K.|last2= Gilbert|first2= Laura, ed.|chapter= 1980s|title = Spider-Man Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging|publisher = [[Dorling Kindersley]]|year = 2012|page = 113|isbn = 978-0756692360|quote= Spider-Man's fights with the Incredible Hulk were always popular with the fans, so Marvel decided to pitch the wall-crawler against the Hulk when the Mole Man and his gang of villains crashed the festivities of the prestigious Winter Olympics.}}</ref> Jack Kirby's [[Machine Man]] character was revived in a 1984 limited series drawn by Trimpe.<ref>DeFalco "1980s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 219: "Machine Man was a living robot who was relaunched in 1984 by Tom DeFalco, Herb Trimpe, and Barry Windsor-Smith."</ref>


In the late 1970s and 1980s, Trimpe's Marvel work included licensed movie and TV franchises. He drew all but issues #4–5 of the 24-issue ''[[Godzilla]]'' (Aug. 1977 – July 1979);<ref>Sanderson "1970s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 180: "In August 1977, Marvel produced comics featuring the most famous monster in Japanese cinema, Godzilla, in a series by writer Doug Moench and penciller Herb Trimpe."</ref> drew all but one of the 20-issue ''[[Shogun Warriors (toys)|Shogun Warriors]]'';<ref>Sanderson "1970s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 188: "Writer Doug Moench and artist Herb Trimpe created ''Shogun Warriors'', a Marvel comics series based on a line of Japanese toys imported by Mattel."</ref> six issues of ''[[Indiana Jones (comics)|The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones]]'' (also writing the last two); ''[[G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Marvel Comics)|G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero]]'' #1 (July 1982) and other issues;<ref>DeFalco "1980s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 207</ref> nearly the entire run of the 28-issue spin-off ''G.I. Joe Special Missions'' (1986–1989); three of the four-issue [[miniseries]] ''G.I. Joe: The Order of Battle'' (1986–1987); and three issues of ''[[The Transformers (Marvel comic)|The Transformers]]''.<ref name="GCD" />


Trimpe, in a 1997 interview, described his Marvel arrangement: "I was a quota artist, which was non-contractual but [I] received a salary. I got a regular two-week check, and anything I did over quota I could voucher for as freelance income. I also had the extras, the company benefits. It was like a regular job, but I worked at home. It was a good deal."<ref name=interview1997p2 />


===1990s onward===

[[File:10.2.10HerbTrimpeByLuigiNovi.jpg|thumb|Trimpe sketching at the Big Apple Comic Con, October 2, 2010.]]

When Marvel went [[bankrupt]] in the mid-1990s, Trimpe attended [[Empire State College]], Hudson Valley Center, graduating with a [[bachelor's degree]] in Arts in 1997.<ref>{{cite web | url= http://alumni.esc.edu/notable-alumni.php | title = Notable Alumni | publisher= SUNY Empire State College | accessdate= December 3, 2013 | archivedate= January 12, 2009 | archiveurl = https://web.archive.org/web/20090112022001/http://alumni.esc.edu/notable-alumni.php | deadurl=no}}</ref> He went on to a [[master's degree]] program at [[SUNY New Paltz]].<ref name=interview1997p2 /> Beginning September 8, 1999, he taught art for two years at [[Eldred Central School]] in [[Sullivan County, New York]].<ref>{{cite news|last=Trimpe|first=Herb | url=http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F40F13FD3E5C0C7A8CDDA80894D8404482&scp=1&sq=Old%20Superheroes%20Never%20Die%20trimpe&st=cse |title=Old Superheroes Never Die, They Join the Real World|publisher= ''[[The New York Times]]'', education supplement|date= January 7, 2000|page=[http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F40F13FD3E5C0C7A8CDDA80894D8404482&scp=1&sq=Old%20Superheroes%20Never%20Die%20trimpe&st=cse&pagewanted=5 5 (online version)] | archiveurl=http://liveweb.archive.org/http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F40F13FD3E5C0C7A8CDDA80894D8404482&scp=1&sq=Old%20Superheroes%20Never%20Die%20trimpe&st=cse | archivedate=November 3, 2011|accessdate=November 3, 2011|deadurl=no}} Additional [http://www.webcitation.org/5vb9SMbOm WebCitation archive], January 8, 2011.</ref>


Trimpe penciled ''[[Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense|BPRD]]: The War on Frogs'' (Aug. 2008) for [[Dark Horse Comics]], and returned to his signature character by drawing the eight-page story "The Death and Life of the Abomination" in Marvel's ''King-Size Hulk'' #1 (July 2008). In December 2009, Trimpe, a [[Bugatti]] airplane enthusiast and member of the Bugatti Aircraft Association, published the eight-page comic book ''Firehawks'', in which the Bugatti 100P plays a major role.<ref name=baa>{{cite web | url=http://www.bugattiaircraft.com/news.htm | title=Comic Strip on Bugatti Airplane Finally Published| publisher= Bugatti Aircraft Association | date= December 9, 2009| archiveurl=http://www.webcitation.org/5vb8d8NBM | archivedate= January 9, 2011|deadurl=no}} (Requires scrolldown)</ref><ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.bugattipage.com/firehawks.htm| title= ''Firehawks'' Featuring the Bugatti 100 by Herb Trimpe| publisher= BugattiPage.com| date= n.d.| archiveurl=http://www.webcitation.org/5vb8kENhb | archivedate= January 9, 2011|deadurl=no}}</ref> This was followed by a second Firehawks comic, the 24-page "Firehawks 2 – Breath of the Dragon".<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.bugattipage.com/firehawks2.htm |title= Firehawks comic Book 2: Breath of the Dragon|  publisher= BugattiPage.com| date= n.d.| archivedate= December 30, 2013 | archiveurl = https://web.archive.org/web/20131230233648/http://www.bugattipage.com/firehawks2.htm | deadurl=no}}</ref>


==Personal life==

Sometime between 1969 and 1971, Trimpe was divorced from his first wife, with whom he has one daughter.<ref>Green, ''Rolling Stone'': "He's been through a lot of changes in the last two years, including a divorce. His old lady now is Linda Fite, who used to work at Marvel."</ref> In late 1972, Trimpe married Marvel Comics editorial assistant and writer [[Linda Fite]],<ref>Their wedding was announced in [[Bullpen Bulletins]] in Marvel Comics [[cover-date]]d March 1973 and on sale two to three months earlier, with production two to three months before that: "Four or Five Phenomenal Flashes, Fitfully Fashioned to Fight Lethargy (Or: Those Wedding Bells Are Waking Up That Old Gang of Mine)".</ref> with whom he had three children.<ref name=porch/>  He later was married to Patricia, who survived him after his death.<ref>{{cite news| url =http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/herb-trimpe-dead-first-wolverine-788694 | date= April 14, 2015 | first=Graeme | last= McMillan | title=Herb Trimpe, Co-Creator [sic] of 'Wolverine,' Dies at 75 | work =[[The Hollywood Reporter]] | accessdate=April 14, 2015| archivedate= April 14, 2015| archiveurl =https://web.archive.org/web/20150414224458/http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/herb-trimpe-dead-first-wolverine-788694 | deadurl=no}}</ref> Trimpe's son, Alexander Spurlock "Alex" Trimpe,<ref>Name per birth announcement in [[Bullpen Bulletins]]: "Just Thomas and Lee—and the Soapbox Makes Three" in Marvel Comics [[cover-date]]d January 1974, including ''[[Ka-Zar (comics)|Ka-Zar]]'' #1.</ref> who co-pencilled ''[[RoboCop (comics)|RoboCop]]'' #11 (Jan. 1991), ''The Mighty Thor Annual'' #16 (1991), and ''Fantastic Four Unlimited'' #3 (Sept. 1993) with his father, is a member of the band The Chief Smiles. Trimpe's daughters Amelia Fite Trimpe<ref>"Marvel [[Bullpen Bulletins]]" in Marvel comics cover-dated January 1976.</ref> and Sarah Trimpe were also in that band.<ref>Archive of {{Wayback |date=20080604155655 |url=www.herbtrimpe.com/thechiefsmiles.html |title="The Chief Smiles"}}, HerbTrimpe.com</ref> Late in life, Trimpe lived in [[Kerhonkson, New York]],<ref>[http://liveweb.archive.org/web/20111103230839/http://www.whitepages.com/name/Herbert-W-Trimpe/Kerhonkson-NY/38vm0zz Archive] of WhitePages.com listing November 3, 2011.</ref> and afterward [[Hurley, New York]].<ref name=NewYorkTimes>{{cite news| last= La Gorce|first= Tammy |date=March 24, 2013| url = http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/nyregion/asbury-park-convention-to-focus-on-comic-books.html |title=Comic Book Fundamentals| work =[[The New York Times]]| archiveurl=http://www.webcitation.org/6XnZCUwXi | archivedate= April 14, 2015|deadurl=no}}</ref>


Trimpe was ordained a deacon in the [[Episcopal Diocese of New York]] on May 30, 1992.<ref name=episcopal /><ref name=reesman>{{cite web|url=http://www.bryanreesman.com/blog/2009/08/28/herb-trimpe-if-it-aint-fun-it-aint-comics/| title=Herb Trimpe: If It Ain't Fun, It Ain't Comics|publisher= (interview) BryanReesman.com|date= August 28, 2009|archiveurl=http://www.webcitation.org/5vb8EvVNU | archivedate=January 8, 2011|deadurl=no}}</ref>


Trimpe died on April 13, 2015, aged 75.<ref>{{cite web|first= Russ|last= Burlingame| url=http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/04/14/herb-trimpe-passes-away-aged-75/ | title = Herb Trimpe Passes Away, Aged 75| first= Rich |last=Johnston|authorlink=Rich Johnston | publisher= [[Bleeding Cool]] | date=April 14, 2015| accessdate= April 14, 2015| archivedate= April 14, 2015| archiveurl =https://web.archive.org/web/20150414225115/http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/04/14/herb-trimpe-passes-away-aged-75/ | deadurl=no}}</ref>


==Awards==

  • Nomination, [[Shazam Award]] for Best Inker (Humor Division), 1973<ref>{{cite web |url= http://www.hahnlibrary.net/comics/awards/shazam73.php|title= 1973 Academy of Comic Book Arts Awards|publisher= Comic Book Awards Almanac|archiveurl= https://web.archive.org/web/20131212133728/http://www.hahnlibrary.net/comics/awards/shazam73.php|archivedate= December 12, 2013|deadurl= no}}</ref>
  • Won the 2002 "[[List of Eisner Award winners#Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award|The Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award]]<ref>{{cite web |url= http://www.comic-con.org/awards/bob-clampett-humanitarian-award|title= The Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award|year= 2014|publisher= [[San Diego Comic-Con International]]|archiveurl= https://web.archive.org/web/20131030104325/http://www.comic-con.org/awards/bob-clampett-humanitarian-award|archivedate= October 30, 2013|deadurl= no|accessdate= January 16, 2014}}</ref> for his work as a chaplain at the [[World Trade Center]] site following the [[September 11 attacks]].<ref>Trimpe in Andreasen: "I was especially touched by the Humanitarian award, because being involved with the World Trade Center was probably the most intense and privileged experience I have even gone through, in a sense of actually being involved at a level with something that did some good."</ref>
  • [[Inkpot Award]], 2002<ref>{{cite web |url= http://www.hahnlibrary.net/comics/awards/inkpot.php|title= Inkpot Award Winners |publisher= Comic Book Awards Almanac|archiveurl= http://web.archive.org/web/20120709055558/http://www.hahnlibrary.net/comics/awards/inkpot.php|archivedate= July 9, 2012|deadurl= no}}</ref>


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* ''[[Big Apple Comix]]'' #1 (1975)


===Dark Horse Comics===

* ''[[Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense|B.P.R.D.: War on Frogs]]'' #1 (2008)


===Dell Comics===

* ''[[Four Color]]'' #1213 (''[[Mysterious Island (1961 film)|Mysterious Island]]'') (inker) (1962)<!--per the Grand Comics Database-->


===IDW Publishing===

* ''G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Annual'' #1 (2012)

* ''Hundred Penny Press: G.I. Joe: Real American Hero'' #1 (2011)


===Image Comics===

* ''[[Savage Dragon]]'' #156 (alternate cover) (2010)

* ''[[Savage Dragon]]'' #200 (backup story) (2014)


===Marvel Comics===

* ''[[Amazing Adventures]]'' #20–24, 33 ([[Killraven]]) (1973–1975)

* ''[[The Amazing Spider-Man]]: Double Trouble'' #2 (1993)

* ''[[Astonishing Tales]]'' #7–8 ([[Ka-Zar (comics)|Ka-Zar]]) (1971)

* ''[[Avengers (comics)|Avengers]]'' #333, ''Annual'' #6, 19, 21 (1976–1991)

* ''[[West Coast Avengers|Avengers West Coast]]'' #75, 83 (1991–1992)

* ''[[Marvel Preview|Bizarre Adventures]]'' #31 (1982)

* ''[[Captain America]]'' #184, 291 (1975–1984)

* ''[[Chamber of Darkness]]'' #2 (inker) (1969)

* ''[[Tower of Shadows|Creatures on the Loose]]'' #11 (1971)

* ''[[Deadly Hands of Kung Fu]] Annual'' #1 (1974)

* ''[[Defenders (comics)|Defenders]]'' #68–81 (1979–1980)

* ''[[The Draft (comics)|The Draft]]'' #1 (1988)

* ''[[Fantastic Four]] Annual'' #25–26 (1992–1993)

* ''Fantastic Four Unlimited'' #1–7, 9–12 (1993–1995)

* ''[[Indiana Jones (comics)|Further Adventures of Indiana Jones]]'' #15–18, 23–24 (1984)

* ''[[G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Marvel Comics)|G.I. Joe a Real American Hero]]'' #1, 3–4, 6–8, 50, 99, 119 (1982–1991)

* ''G.I. Joe and the Transformers'' #1–4 (1986–1987)

* ''[[G.I. Joe (comics)|G.I. Joe Special Missions]]'' #1–21, 23–26, 28 (1986–1989)

* ''G.I. Joe Yearbook'' #4 (1988)

* ''[[Phantom Rider|Ghost Rider]]'' #7 (inker) (1967)

* ''[[Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze)|Ghost Rider]]'' vol. 2 #60 (1981)

* ''[[Godzilla (comics)|Godzilla]]'' #1–3, 6–24 (1977–1979)

* ''[[Guardians of the Galaxy (1969 team)|Guardians of the Galaxy]]'' #28, ''Annual'' #2 (1992)

* ''[[Heroes for Hope]] Starring the X-Men'' #1 (1985)

* ''[[The Incredible Hulk (comic book)|The Incredible Hulk]]'' #106–142, 145–193, 204, 355, 393, ''Annual'' #6, 12, 16 (1968–1992)

* ''[[Iron Man]]'' #39, 82–85, 93–94, 113, 199, 246, 251–252, 255 (1971–1990)

* ''[[Kid Colt]] Outlaw'' #134–135, 138–139 (1967–1968)

* ''[[Machine Man]]'' #1–3 (1984)

* ''[[Marvel Comics Presents]]'' #45 (1990)

* ''[[Marvel Feature]]'' #4–6 ([[Henry Pym|Ant Man]]) (1972)

* ''[[Marvel Preview]]'' #13 ("The UFO Connection") (1978)

* ''[[Marvel Spotlight]]'' #12–13 ([[Daimon Hellstrom|Son of Satan]]) (1973–1974)

* ''[[Marvel Super-Heroes (comics)|Marvel Super-Heroes]]'' #16 ([[Phantom Eagle]]) (1968)

* ''Marvel Super-Heroes'' #9 (the Avengers) (inker) (1992)

* ''[[Marvel Tales]]'' #131–133 (1981)

* ''[[Marvel Team-Up]]'' #106–118, ''Annual'' #3–4 (1981–1982)

* ''[[Marvel Treasury Edition]]'' #25 (Spider-Man and the Hulk) (1980)

* ''Marvel Treasury Special Captain America's Bicentennial Battles'' (co-inker) (1976)

* ''[[Marvel Two-in-One]]'' #9, 14 (1975–1976)

* ''[[The 'Nam]]'' #49–51, 75 (1990–1992)

* ''[[NFL SuperPro]]'' #8–9 (1992)

* ''[[Nick Fury]], Agent of [[S.H.I.E.L.D.]]'' #8, 13–15 (1969)

* ''Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' vol. 2 #16–19 (1990–1991)

* ''[[Outlaw Kid]]'' #2 (1970)

* ''[[Planet of the Apes (comics)|Planet of the Apes]]'' #21, 26–28 (1976–1977)

* ''[[The Rampaging Hulk]]'' #8 (1978)

* ''[[Rawhide Kid]]'' #60, 62, 64, 67 (inker) (1967–1968)

* ''Rawhide Kid''' #1–4 (1985)

* ''[[RoboCop (comics)|Robocop]]'' #11 (1991)

* ''[[Robotix]]'' #1 (writer/artist) (1986)

* ''[[Savage Tales]]'' vol. 2 #1–4 (writer/artist) (1985–1986)

* ''[[Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos]]'' #92 (1971)

* ''[[Shogun Warriors (toys)|Shogun Warriors]]'' #1–14, 16–20 (1979–1980)

* ''[[Silver Surfer (comic book)|Silver Surfer]]'' #18 (inker) (1970)

* ''[[The Spectacular Spider-Man]]'' #97–99 (1984–1985)

* ''[[Spitfire (New Universe)|Spitfire and the Troubleshooters]]'' #1–2, 5 (1986–1987)

* ''Spoof'' #3, 5 (inker) (1973)

* ''[[Star Wars (comics)|Star Wars]]'' #17 (1978)

* ''Starblast'' #1–2 (1994)

* ''[[Strange Tales]]'' #157–160 ([[Doctor Strange]]) (inker) (1967)

* ''[[Super-Villain Team-Up]]'' #4–7 (1976)

* ''[[Tales to Astonish]]'' #94–98 (the Hulk) (inker) (1967)

* ''[[Thor (Marvel Comics)|Thor]]'' #329, 336, 410, 415, 426, 431, ''Annual'' #15–16 (1983–1991)

* ''[[Transformers (comics)|Transformers]]'' #11–12, 20 (1985–1986)

* ''[[Two-Gun Kid]]'' #89 (1967)

* ''U.S. 1'' #1–2  (1983)

* ''[[War Is Hell (comics)|War is Hell]]'' #13, 15 (1975)

* ''[[What If (comics)|What If...?]]'' #2, 14, 23, 26 (1977–1981)

* ''[[Uncanny X-Men|X-Men]]'' #42 (inker); ''Annual'' #16 (1968–1992)


===Western Publishing===

* ''[[Thriller (U.S. TV series)|Boris Karloff Thriller]]'' #2 (inker) (1963)<!--per the Grand Comics Database-->


===Trading Cards===

* ''Dinosaurs Attack'' (Penciller) (Topps, 1988)


==References==

{{Reflist|2}}


==External links==

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  • {{comicbookdb|type=creator|id=811|title=Herb Trimpe}}

* [http://www.dcindexes.com/features/database.php?site=&pagetype=creator&id=4381 Herb Trimpe] at Mike's Amazing World of Comics

* [http://www.maelmill-insi.de/UHBMCC/namt13.htm#N119 Herb Trimpe] at the Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators

* {{cite news|last=Reslen|first=Eileen|url=http://media.www.dailyfreepress.com/media/storage/paper87/news/2008/02/11/News/A.New.Page.In.The.History.Of.Comics-3201173.shtml |title=A New Page in the History of Comics | publisher= ''The Daily Free Press'' ([[Boston University]] student newspaper)|date=February 11, 2008| archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20080219033920/media.www.dailyfreepress.com/media/storage/paper87/news/2008/02/11/News/A.New.Page.In.The.History.Of.Comics-3201173.shtml |archivedate=February 19, 2008 |deadurl=yes}} <!--alternate url: http://dailyfreepress.com/2008/02/14/a-new-page-in-the-history-of-comics/ -->

* [http://herbtrimpeshulk.blogspot.com/ Herb Trimpe's Hulk] fan site

  • {{cite web|first=Julio, ed.|last= Molina-Muscara | url=http://www.incredible-hulk-library.com/superhero-library/incredible-hulk/incredible-hulk-home-page.aspx |title=The Incredible Hulk Library| publisher= (fan site) | archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20110725010308/http://www.incredible-hulk-library.com/superhero-library/incredible-hulk/incredible-hulk-home-page.aspx |archivedate=July 25, 2011|deadurl=no}}


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| NAME              =Trimpe, Herb

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| SHORT DESCRIPTION =Artist

| DATE OF BIRTH     =May 26, 1939

| PLACE OF BIRTH    =[[Peekskill, New York]]

| DATE OF DEATH     =

| PLACE OF DEATH    =

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[[Category:American military personnel of the Vietnam War]]

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[[Category:People from Peekskill, New York]]

[[Category:School of Visual Arts alumni]]

[[Category:State University of New York at New Paltz alumni]]

[[Category:United States Air Force personnel]]


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