X-Men Illustrator Dave Cockrum Dies in Superman Pajamas

Comic book illustrator Dave Cockrum died Sunday (poetically enough) wearing Superman pajamas and covered with a Batman blanket. He’ll be cremated in a Green Lantern shirt. Cockrum helped make the X-Men popular in the 70’s, and his influence on comics and my childhood can’t be underemphasized. (Oddly enough, he and his wife had retired to a little town called Belton, SC, which is about 10 minutes from the house I spent said childhood in.) Sad to see him go.