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Thursday, November 30, 2006

RIP, Dave Cockrum

Comic-book fans will know his name: Dave Cockrum was the illustrator in the team that revived the X-Men comic series in the 1970s, and some of the characters he co-created and drew included Storm, Mystique, Nightcrawler and Colossus. He didn't benefit financially when the X-Men films were made with his characters, and Clifford Meth, a friend, said about the movie's release:
Dave saw the movie and he cried -- not because he was bitter. He cried because his characters were on screen and they were living.
And so they will stay. Cockrum has died, though, dressed in Superman pajamas, covered with a Batman blanket. And he might be cremated in a Green Lantern T-shirt.

Here's Neil Gaiman's tribute to Cockrun, and here's a tribute site made by fans.

(CNN link via email from Gautam John.)
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