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(CNN)   X-men illustrator dies in Superman pyjamas at 65, never made it out of parents' basement   ( divider line
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2006-11-28 8:27:01 PM  
More like a hero. This man created something special and unique. His commitment to the comics even in death are commendable.
2006-11-28 8:49:46 PM  
subby is an ass. Dave Cockrum was a great artist.
2006-11-28 9:32:31 PM  
SilentStrider: subby is an ass. Dave Cockrum was a great artist.

While the latter statement is true, I got a good chuckle out of the headline.
2006-11-28 9:40:55 PM  
Man was a frippin' genius. Link is for thems that might not recognize the name, but might remember the art.

More than X-Men, the man changed the face of comics.

Me, I bow my geekly head.

The Fuzzy Elf ain't gonna *BAMF* like he used to...
2006-11-28 9:57:44 PM  
Nerdlinger: I got a good chuckle out of the headline.

sorry, but the "never made it out of parents' basement" annoys me.

That said, RIP Dave Cockrum. Nice to see this is making the main page. I figured if this story got greenlit it would only go to the entertainment page.
2006-11-28 10:05:33 PM  
Rest In Peace. I don't understand the reason for the Weird tag
2006-11-28 10:06:27 PM  
Yeah, it would only be weird if he was dressed like Wonder Woman.
2006-11-28 10:07:05 PM  
Rest in Peace, Dave....

Never was a big fan of X-Men, but the artwork was wonderful.
2006-11-28 10:07:07 PM  
I'll take one obvious, please.
2006-11-28 10:07:10 PM  
Submitter can suckk it!

The Man was an amazing artist
2006-11-28 10:07:54 PM  
I'd give it a sad tag, and subby didn't read the article; the guy served in Vietnam, pretty frakking far from a basement, if you ask me.

/would second the hero tag though
2006-11-28 10:07:56 PM  
Goodbye Dave, reading yours and Len's work taught me how to read. Godspeed.
2006-11-28 10:08:14 PM  
He never got any royalties for creating Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler...

Stan Lee/ Marvel Ent., you're a scumbags.
2006-11-28 10:08:26 PM  
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.

Dude was presumably he made it out of the basement at least once and even had sex with a real girl.

The Superman pjs are a bit much, but I recognize talent when I see it and he had it.

2006-11-28 10:09:00 PM  
For a guy best known for his excellent Marvel work he sure did love the Distinguished Competition.

RIP Dave
2006-11-28 10:09:55 PM  
If you are planning to die, take off the Superman P.J.s and Batman comforters.
2006-11-28 10:11:03 PM  
Just a fellow geek stopping by to say "see ya".
2006-11-28 10:11:29 PM  
someone post some kickass pics of x-men or his comics
2006-11-28 10:11:30 PM  
There's a special place in Hell for whomever wrote that headline.
2006-11-28 10:12:13 PM  
as for the DC characters, he did get his start at DC comics
when you die, surround yourself with what you love, family and art that you dedicated your life to sounds about right to me
2006-11-28 10:12:27 PM  
The comic will be cremated wearing a Green Lantern shirt, a friend says

The comic?

what's next, goodnight funnyman?
2006-11-28 10:13:41 PM  
Also, did he actually create Mystique, or wasn't she originated in a John Byrne issue?

2006-11-28 10:15:22 PM  
This guy was responsible for some of the greatest characters in comicdom. Show some respect, for chrissakes.

He and his talent will be missed.
2006-11-28 10:18:21 PM  
2006-11-28 10:08:14 PM ericjohnson0

He never got any royalties for creating Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler...

Stan Lee/ Marvel Ent., you're a scumbags.

Most would say the "marvel method" of comic creation allowed the illustrator an unprecedented amount of creative freedom with their work, so compared to DC at least the illustrators had it great.

Everywhere I've worked, any ideas I have due to the course of my work are the company's. It sucks but it's standard.

And especially back then, there were only two games in town for superhero comic artists, and like I said, Marvel was the better deal.
2006-11-28 10:18:39 PM  
Subby here.

I admire the man, who did some amazing work. I can only aspire to accomplish what he has, and die in my PJs.

That being said, lighten up, grouchy Farkers!
It's not Poking Fun At a Man's Death, It's
2006-11-28 10:18:40 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
2006-11-28 10:22:20 PM  
2006-11-28 10:23:12 PM  
too much cock or cox
2006-11-28 10:26:10 PM  
pyjamas == pajamas == PJ's?
2006-11-28 10:26:39 PM  
And since when was Stan Lee in charge of royalties? he was EIC, not the Publisher.
2006-11-28 10:27:00 PM  
RIP dave
you got a great legacy..

his most favorite creation was nightcrawler.. he wrote and drew nightcrawler's 1st limited series.. great stuff...

and screw you marvel, for not helping pay the medical expenses of a man whose creations continue to line your pockets
2006-11-28 10:27:35 PM  
Did not create Wolverine. Do your homework dorks!
2006-11-28 10:28:14 PM  
JEEEEBUS, people are taking that headline too seriously! Since when is poking fun of ANYBODY tabboo, even if the person is a "genious?" Has Hawking ever been made fun of here? How 'bout 9/11? How many posts go by with an "aisle seat, please" slashie when nobody bats an eye? He OBVIOUSLY was not serious.

/It was pretty funny, IMO
///Can't compare to wonderful Onion headline "Hunter S. Thompson Shoots Mouth Off One Last Time"
2006-11-28 10:28:26 PM  
RIP man.
2006-11-28 10:28:49 PM  
2006-11-28 10:30:25 PM  
Sounds to me like the man got to do something he loved his entire life, which is something most of us only dream of achieving. That said, I don't think it's weird to wear the Superman PJs or be cremated in a Green Lantern t-shirt. May I be so lucky in life....
2006-11-28 10:31:27 PM  
paranand: ...the guy served in Vietnam, pretty frakking far from a basement, if you ask me.

Unless.... the basement is in Vietnam?
2006-11-28 10:31:27 PM  
Hmmm ... I've got a copy of Giant Sized X-men #1 signed by Cockrum ... Wonder what this will do to the value.
2006-11-28 10:31:51 PM  
I should have added--I did think the headline was marginally amusing--funnier than some, not as good as others.

/no, I don't have any greenlights
//I know I'm not witty/quick enough to get them
///but it's fun to criticize!
2006-11-28 10:31:57 PM  
His commitment to the comics even in death are commendable.

Well, technically Superman is produced by the rival company(DC) to the X-men producers(Marvel.)

Stupid fussiness aside, I agree with the sentiment. I've spent so many summer afternoons reading the duplicate backstocked X-men issues in the dusty comic store where I worked. Hero indeed.

By the way, the X-men story line is almost more coherent when read randomly and mostly out of order. Stochasticomics!
2006-11-28 10:33:59 PM  
09:40:55 PM hubiestubert [TotalFark]

thanks so much for the link. I am not knowledgeable about this guy but it was a pleasure to see his work. It must be a comfort for his family knowing he did such cool things that people still enjoy seeing.

/speaking of "pleasure" his drawings of women were niiiice
2006-11-28 10:38:21 PM  
- Hands subby a can of gas and a ligher so he can go Die in a Flame On.

And Dave Cockrum didn't create Wolvie, Len Wein did.
2006-11-28 10:42:19 PM  
Did he do the coloring, too? Or just the sketching/inking? Becauce if he did, I like him even more- I like illustrators who actually make Ororo black instead of giving her a "light tan." That was always a pet peeve.
2006-11-28 10:43:47 PM  
Great man great artist tis a shame
2006-11-28 10:44:43 PM  
Herbe Trimpe did the first pencils on Wolvie for his Hulk appearance. Cockrum redesigned his face mask for Wolverine's introduction to the X-men.
2006-11-28 10:46:42 PM  
Somewhere tonight a farker is collecting the return on his/her flamebait headline for his/her profile section "Comments on my headlines."
2006-11-28 10:48:47 PM  
RIP Dave

You inspired a generation.
2006-11-28 10:49:48 PM  
Subbie needs to DIe in a Fire

We will miss you Dave. You were a hero to us all!! You changed the comic book industry and made something great. I find the part where he cried seeing his characters on screen a great moment. And the way he died is a solute to geeks everywhere....wearing what was most important to him...if only all of us loved our work that much...
2006-11-28 10:50:59 PM  
His older style of art had such a classy and dramatic look to it.
2006-11-28 10:51:39 PM  
Thanks to Dave Cockrum for his contributions to the Marvel Universe and the many hours of pleasure he gave to comic book fans everywhere. Nice to see so many Farkers giving respect.

Submitter can die in a fire wearing a jersey featuring the name and number of his favorite football or baseball player and never get the irony.
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