A tribute to one of comics’ most respected artists…
TwoMorrows has a trio of groovy comics-history books planned for 2022 and we’ve got the details for you.
For starters, there’s The Life and Art of Dave Cockrum, by Glen Cadigan. Dig the official description from the publisher:
From the letters pages of Silver Age comics to his 2021 induction into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame, the career of DAVE COCKRUM started at the bottom and then rose to the top of the comic book industry. Beginning with his childhood obsession with comics and continuing through his years in the Navy, THE LIFE AND ART OF DAVE COCKRUM follows the rising star from fandom (where he was one of the “Big Three” fanzine artists) to pro-dom, where he helped revive two struggling comic book franchises: the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES and the X-MEN.
A prolific costume designer and character creator, his redesigns of the Legion and his introduction of X-Men characters Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Thunderbird (plus his design of Wolverine’s alter ego, Logan) laid the foundation for both titles to become best-sellers. His later work on his own property, THE FUTURIANS, as well as childhood favorites T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS and BLACKHAWK, plus his five years on SOULSEARCHERS AND COMPANY, cemented his position as an industry giant.
Featuring artwork from fanzines, unused character designs, and other rare material, this is THE comprehensive biography of the legendary comic book artist, whose influence is still felt on the industry today! Written by GLEN CADIGAN (THE LEGION COMPANION, THE TITANS COMPANION Volumes 1 and 2, BEST OF THE LEGION OUTPOST) with an introduction by ALEX ROSS.
A few thoughts:
— The 160-page color softcover lists for $27.95 but a limited edition hardcover will be available for $36.95. (A digital edition will run $14.99).
— The book is due June 2022. It will be available at comics shops and booksellers but you can already pre-order directly from TwoMorrows. Click here.
— Want to read more about the other two comics-history books on the slate? You do. Check out the links below.
— THE CHARLTON COMPANION Coming From TwoMorrows. Click here.
— THE TEAM-UP COMPANION Set for Release in 2022. Click here.
— BONUS: For TwoMorrows’ 2022 catalogue, click here.