Monday, November 27

Dave Cockrum November 11, 1943 - November 26, 2006

Comics legend, Dave Cockrum died over the weekend from complications related to his ongoing battle with diabetes. He was best known for his work on The All-New, All-Different X-Men and The Legion Of Super-Heroes.

While his Legion work is widely known to Legion fans, Cockrum will forever be known as the artist who, with Len Wein, and later with Chris Claremont, created the new X-Men, and redefined both the existing characters and revitalized the world of the mutants and the franchise for Marvel. Cockrum had two major stints as artist on Uncanny X-Men, from Giant-Size X-Men #1 in 1975 through 1977, and then from 1981-1983.

Thanks for all the fun, Dave, you will be missed.

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