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"X-Men illustrator dies in Superman pajamas"

November 29th, 2006 (01:39 pm)

Thanks for the Link barry_barry

Walnut sized chunk of salt in my throat...wet eyes.

At Marvel Comics, Cockrum and writer Len Wein
were handed the X-Men. The comic had been created
in 1963 as a group of young outcasts enrolled
in an academy for mutants.
The premise had failed to capture fans.

Cockrum and Wein added their own heroes to the comic
and published "Giant-Size X-Men No. 1" in 1975.
Many signature characters Cockrum designed
and co-created -- such as Storm, Mystique,
Nightcrawler and Colossus --
went on to become part of the "X-Men" films
starring Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry.

Cockrum received no movie royalties,
said family friend Clifford Meth,
who organized efforts to help Cockrum and his family
during his protracted medical care.

"Dave saw the movie and he cried -- not because he was bitter,"
Meth said.
"He cried because his characters were on screen and they were living."


Posted by: funnyfredb (funnyfredb)
Posted at: November 29th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)

A family friend said he will be cremated in a Green Lantern shirt.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: November 29th, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
Wonder Woman

I loved that part.

Posted by: barry_barry (barry_barry)
Posted at: November 29th, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC)

You're welcome.

Posted by: Gregory Parks (tokenpants)
Posted at: November 30th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC)

Hmmm. Good faith business would dictate that the family be given royalties from the properties used in the movie. It probably won't happen, but it should. Posthumous payment now!

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