Dave Cockrum Remembered

I know this is old news, but I haven’t seen a more accurate, truer look back on who Dave Cockrum was and what he meant to the comics industry than in Erik Larsen’s column last week.

For those of you who started reading comics post 1990, I urge you to read it.

I cannot say it enough, Dave Cockrum will be missed and I’m personally thankful for everything he did.


  1. Great column from Larsen as usual.

    You know what the saddest part about this is, besides his death of course, this:

    And the Internet is abuzz with the gory details. He died in Superman pajamas under a Batman blanket and wanted his body cremated wearing a Green Lantern shirt

    Seriously, why can’t people just leave it alone? Even if this is true, which obviously I don’t know, why bother using it to make the guy look like an asshole? He was a legend. He died. Have some respect. The internet shouldn’t be all sordid all the time. Jesus

  2. I agree, why the heck even put info like that up…does it matter other than to demean the guy in some way.

    The article was a good one, and even though most of my comic book experiences are post-1990, I’ve gone back and read a lot of the older X-men stuff since then and can appreciate Cockrum’s art and his contributions a lot.

  3. Great column. Thanks for posting it.

  4. You know I just stumbled across Cockrum’s obit from a November 29 New York Daily News. It states that Paty Cockrum was the one who mentioned the pajama and blanket bit. The Green Lantern shirt is attributed to a friend. Why would anyone NOT think that this would just make someone, who left such a huge mark on the industry, like a dork.

  5. Well, Paty has a history of oddity:


  6. the links are down in the thread you posted josh.

  7. I’ve found pieces of the paty tirade other places but not the whole thing yet.
    i did find this pic of patty dressed up as magneto though and it really is fucking hilarious
    instant credibility destroyer

  8. ok, most of crazy paty with editorial break-ins can be found here

  9. For a while now, the Paty Thing has been basically the first thing I think of when someone says “Dave Cockrum,” which is obviously sad.

  10. whenever someone says Paty Cockrum I’ll think of that crazy old crone dressed as magneto as linked to above