Raise your lighters up: RIP Dave Crockrum

November 30, 2006 at 3:05 pm (Comic Books)

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http://pwbeat.publishersweekly.com/blog/2006/11/27/rip-dave-cockrum/

Dave Cockrum, legendary artist and co-creator of such characters as Storm, Nightcrawler, the Starjammers and many more, died on Saturday of complications from diabetes. He was 63.

For the uninformed, Dave Crockrum was the co-creator of a new era in the X-men comics.  Without his influence, the X-men just wouldn’t be what they are today.  In fact, the comics industry as a whole has benefited from his influence.  So for all of ya’ll into X-men, be it the animated cartoons, video games, comics, or movie, raise your lighters up and give him a 21 gun salute.

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$20 Game of the week: X-Men Legends 2 (Xbox, Gamecube, PS2, PC, N-Gage, PSP)

August 22, 2006 at 9:55 am ($20 GOTW, Comic Books, Video Games)

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In 2004, Activision and the crew at Raven released one of the best games based on any comic book property.  It bought the X-Men mythos into the realm of roleplaying, and it won over comic book fanboys everywhere.  A year later, Activision granted us a sequel that not only added more of what the original awesome, but it addressed the complaints that players had about the first one, mainly the uselessness of some characters, and parts of the game where players were forced to fight solo.  With over a dozen characters, (some of which are hidden) unlockable costumes, online multiplayer, and just about every facet of the X-universe a gamer can think of, this is a Marvel fan’s dream come true…at least until Marvel Ultimate Alliance arrives this fall.

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