Monday, November 27, 2006

Legends Dave Cockrum

Dave Cockrum, who co-created the new X-Men back in 1975 and worked on Uncanny for several years, died this morning at the age of 63. As the co-creator of characters like Colossus, Nightcrawler and Storm, he's one of the creators who undeniably left his mark on the series for decades to come, even though he's often been overlooked in favour of bigger names who came after. He's given us some classic characters, and his stories were the ones that finally helped the X-Men take flight as a major league comic.
those mid-seventies issues that really laid the groundwork for the X-Men's success, and without Cockrum... well, we'd all be reading something very, very different right now.

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