Today's Rate The Comic Book Artist Segment features Dave Cockrum, an American Comic Book artist. He is mainly known and renowned for co-creating Giant-Size X-Men and several popular X-Men characters with Lein Wein that lead to Chris Claremont's monumental Uncanny X-Men run. He debuted as an artist in DC Comics with Legion of Superheroes and Superboy. Thereafter he joined Marvel and continued his career as an X-Men artist with Chris Claremont by collaborating with him on Uncanny Men and a mini-series for Nightcrawler which he actually proposed the idea of his character in DC's Legion of Superheroes. His style gave a sumptuous late 70's cinematic style that separated from the rest of the Marvel line He left Marvel and co-created Futurians that was published by Lodestone Comics. He passed away in 2006. RIP Dave Cockrum.