Herb Trimpe passes away at 75
Trimpe is also responsible for the co-creation of the character Elizabeth Braddock (the telepathic Psylocke). Braddock appeared throughout the 1970s and ‘80s in Captain America, [...]Wrong, she first appeared in Captain Britain in 1976, written primarily for the UK market, and during her first decade of existence, she was a white caucasian, before Chris Claremont wrote an X-Men story where Spiral switched her mind and body with that of a Chinese kunoichi named Kwannon. But, Trimpe did also draw at least a few Captain America issues in the Bronze Age.
Not mentioned here is that Trimpe was fired by Marvel in 1996, and while he doesn't name the staffers responsible, I wouldn't be surprised if Bob Harras was the one, and the following year, wouldn't you know it, they were willing to hire a far less talented artist, Rob Liefeld, for a project that was a botch, Heroes Reborn. I can't help but wonder if their firing Trimpe had what to do with the increasingly insular directions taken by the Big Two.
After the dismissal, it took at least a decade before Trimpe made any contributions to Marvel again. In recent years, he also worked on at least 2 more GI Joe-related books for IDW. And unlike Gerry Conway, Trimpe served in Vietnam, in the USAF. During 9-11, he also did work as a chaplain at the WTC site. From what I've read, Trimpe certainly sounds like a very respectable fellow, far better than some of today's contributors turn out to be. That's one of the leading reasons why he'll be sorely missed.