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X-Men Illustrator Dies

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:23 am

Full article found on CNN - X-Men Illustrator Dies.
CNN wrote:Wearing Superman pajamas and covered with his Batman blanket, comic book illustrator Dave Cockrum died Sunday.

The 63-year-old overhauled the X-Men comic and helped popularize the relatively obscure Marvel Comics in the 1970s. He helped turn the title into a publishing sensation and major film franchise.

Cockrum died in his favorite chair at his home in Belton, South Carolina, after a long battle with diabetes and related complications, his wife Paty Cockrum said Tuesday.

At Cockrum's request, there will be no public services and his body will be cremated, according to Cox Funeral Home. His ashes will be spread on his property. A family friend said he will be cremated in a Green Lantern shirt.


You will be missed, Dave.
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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Gabriel Faile on Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:53 pm

What an amazing man. He really adapted the style of the X-men comics for the new decades as they passed.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Novarick Sacion on Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:13 pm

Dude that sucks.. X-Men was my favorite.. -Sobs deeply.-

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby SinfulSoul on Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:14 am

This is indeed a very sad report. Any supporter of Gambit's is well adorned in my eyes, and he definitely was. He was irreplaceable. =(

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