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Terrible News: Dave Cockrum Passes Away

Oh, man. Dave Cockrum has died.

I guess a lot of people my age don’t really know who Dave Cockrum is, which is a shame. My dad is a HUGE Cockrum fan, though, so I’ve been looking at the man’s art and hearing about him since I could hold a comic book in my hands. Probably before then.

If you like the X-Men, you owe Dave Cockrum big-time.

See, he’s the guy who drew the legendary Giant-Size X-Men #1, the comic that redefined the X-Men and made them the modern, awesome comic we know today.

He created Nightcrawler. And Storm.

He made Wolverine look cool.

Basically, he was The Man. He influenced all kinds of creators and he made the X-Men cooler than cool.

I’ve always wanted a nice, Mint copy of Giant-Size X-Men #1. And there was always this little part of me that thought that maybe someday I could get Cockrum to sign it for my dad. That’s never gonna happen now.

But we still have about a billion comics that he drew over the years. Yeah, they’re really old (like from the seventies), but they’re so good that most of them have been reprinted in trade paperbacks and hardcovers.

So check out some of his best work, like the Legion of Super-Heroes and, of course, the Uncanny X-Men.

There’s no better way to pay tribute to a fallen artist than to admire his work.

Also, check out what people around the web are saying about Dave Cockrum:

Neil Gaiman
Mark Evanier
The Comics Reporter

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One Response to “Terrible News: Dave Cockrum Passes Away”

  1. Mahlon says:

    Gosh, that’s depressing. =(