Dave Cockrum

Line drawing of Dave Cockrum
Dave Cockrum. Wikimedia Commons.

(1943-2006) Dave Cockrum was an illustrator for DC and Marvel. He was known for designing dynamic new looks for many of the iconic superheroes readers know today. He was most known for being the creator of Marvel’s X-Men characters: Thunderbird, Colossus, Nightcrawler, and Storm. He lived in Belton, SC.