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Dave Cockrum

Dave Cockrum

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Dave Cockrum was born in Pendleton, Oregon, the son of an Air Force officer. After spending six years in the U.S. Navy, he moved to New York and accepted a job at Warren Publishing, his first professional work. After Warren, Cockrum became a background inker for Murphy Anderson at DC comics. Eventually, he got his first big break, landing the dream job of penciling the Legion of Superheroes. His groundbreaking work on The Legion's character designs and costume changes lasted for over a decade. His tenure at DC was short lived however, as a dispute led him to work at Marvel.

At the House of Ideas, Cockrum co-created, along with Len Wein, The New X-Men, the franchise that went on to give Marvel enormous financial success in the following decades, introducing such characters such as Colossus, Nightcrawler, Storm, and Mystique.

He later went on to create the comic book, The Futurians, which had a short run as a monthly series and then as a trade paperback. In his later years he drew covers for the Blackhawk relaunch, and worked for Valiant, Defiant, Broadway and Claypool Comics.

Dave Cockrum suffered from diabetes and finally succumbed to his illness on November 26th, 2006

 

Dave Cockrum Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Dave Cockrum X-Men #102 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1976)
Dave Cockrum X-Men #102 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1976)....
Lot 91011
Auction 7187
Saturday, May 12, 2018
$131,450
Dave Cockrum X-Men #102 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1976)
Dave Cockrum X-Men #102 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1976). ...
Lot 92054
Auction 7002
Friday, February 27, 2009
$65,725.00
Dave Cockrum Iron Fist #15 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1977)
Dave Cockrum Iron Fist #15 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1977)....
Lot 93168
Auction 7066
Saturday, November 17, 2012
$47,800.00
Dave Cockrum and Jose Marzan Jr. Justice League America Annual #6 Story Page 30 Original Art (DC, 1992)
Dave Cockrum and Jose Marzan Jr. Justice League America Annual #6 Story Page 30 Original Art (DC, 1992)....
Lot 13055
Auction 121846
Sunday, November 18, 2018
$288.00
Dave Cockrum Giant-Size X-Men #1 Story Page 35 Original Art (Marvel, 1975)
Dave Cockrum Giant-Size X-Men #1 Story Page 35 Original Art (Marvel, 1975)....
Lot 91005
Auction 7192
Saturday, November 17, 2018
$30,000.00

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ItemCurrent Bid or Price
Dave Cockrum and Jim Sanders Marvel Comics Presents #22 Story Page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1989)
Dave Cockrum and Jim Sanders Marvel Comics Presents #22 Story Page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1989)....
Lot 14026
Auction 121847
Sunday, November 25, 2018
$3.00

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