I expect that Len's story is going to get sadder yet.
I know his house burnt down a few years ago, is that what you're referring to?
My suspicion is that Wein was recruited under the premise of doing something similar to what Moore did with Wein's character, Swamp Thing. It's probably a lingering jealousy that he is not the definitive writer of his own creation.
No, I didn't know Len Wein's house burned down.
I was just voicing a general thought that Wein, now well into his 60s, seems somewhat grubby and desperate to be signing on here.
Does he really think himself the equal of Alan Moore as a writer? Based on what? Wein's significant contribution to comics was -- what -- being editor in chief at Marvel for 15 minutes -- and co-creating Swamp Thing and Wolverine 40 years ago? (I dunno what "co-creating" even means here. Artists Bernie Wrightson and Herb Trimpe actually designed what those characters looked like. Wein said, "I want a Hulk villain with claws in his gloves! Call him Wolverine!")
In my mind, it's a steep fall from editing WATCHMEN to presuming that you're fit to write WATCHMEN 2: THE WONDER YEARS. But it's a short step from that to pleasuring old men behind the grocery store to make this month's rent. I just don't see the Len Wein story ending happily after this.