Born:November 12th, 1943 in Pendleton, Oregon
Died:November 26th, 2006
Occupation:Comic Book Illustrator/Creator
Characters/Comics Created:The New X-Men (Relaunched in Giant Sized X-Men #1)
Claim To Fame:Dave Cockrum helped revamp the X-Men and helped introduce such characters as Storm, Nightcrawler, and Colossus, which are staples of the X-Men.
Interesting Fact:Some of the characters that made their debut in The X-Men were first thought off for DCs Legion of Superheroes.
Bio:Dave Cockrum was born in Pendleton, Oregon and was drawn to comic books at an early age. Some of his favorites were the original Captain Marvel and Blackhawk. It was during this time that he also discovered an interest in drawing and deemed that he wanted to draw comics for a living. He read a large amount of comics from both DC and Marvel comics.
He later went on to create the comic book, The Futurians, that had a short run as a monthly series and then as a trade paperback. It was also released overseas in Europe. In his later years he drew covers for the Blackhawk relaunch.
Dave Cockrum suffered from diabetes and in 2004 he was hospitalized due to his disease and a bout with pneumonia. His hospital stay seriously hurt him financially and many comic book writers and fans came together to help him out. He also settled a lawsuit with Marvel over the money they made with Daves creations and additions to the X-Men. He finally succumbed to his illness on November 26th, 2006. He is survived by his wife Paty. Emails can be sent to email@example.com.