Monday, November 27, 2006

Dave Cockrum.

Yesterday saw the passing of a comics art legend. Dave Cockrum, co-creator of the modern X-Men is now, sadly, no longer with us.
He and Len Wein relaunched X-Men, (which was still in publication but had been just reprints for years. It's easy to forget these days with the massive popularity of the x-books that it had been all but cancelled due to its unpopularity) which didn't really reach its supreme popularity until John Byrne's stint on the book, but Cockrum paved the way, with his character designs (among them Nightcrawler, Storm and Colossus) up there with the best of them.
R.I.P. Dave. You won't be forgotten.

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