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Cockrum is famous for his run on the Uncanny X-Men, which co-incided with some of the most important Bronze Age issues, including Giant-Size X-Men #1.

Facts About Original Dave Cockrum Comic Art

Record Sale for Artwork:
$360,000 X-Men #107 Cover Art

Official Website:
https://www.marvel.com/comics/creators/46/dave_cockrum

Key Comic Book Issues:

  • Captain Marvel #58
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #197
  • Giant-Size X-Men #1
  • X-Men #94
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How Much is Dave Cockrum Artwork Worth?

A lot! Especially if you find an iconic cover or page featuring the 1970s X-Men team.

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Prices For Dave Cockrum Art

X-Men #107 Cover Art sold for $360,000
Dave Cockrum art

The Amazing Spider-Man #197 Cover Art sold for $87,000
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Captain Marvel #58 Cover Art sold for $11,500
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Giant-Size X-Men #1 Page 35 sold for $30,000
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Giant-Size X-Men #1 Splash Page 1 sold for $21,000
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The Incredible Hulk #207 Cover Art sold for $108,000
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Iron Fist #15 Cover Art sold for $47,800
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Marvel Fanfare #3 Wraparound Cover Art sold for $16,730
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Ms. Marvel #17 Cover Art sold for $19,800
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Red Sonja #15 Cover Art sold for $18,000
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Spectacular Spider-Man #22 Cover Art sold for $38,400
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Super Villain Team-Up #11 Cover Art sold for $28,800
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The Uncanny X-Men #98 Page 3 sold for $15,535
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The Uncanny X-Men #162 Cover Art sold for $22,705
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X-Men #94 Page 5 sold for $21,600
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X-Men #94 Page 13 sold for $63,000
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X-Men #94 Page 14 sold for $45,600
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X-Men #95 Cover Art sold for $155,350
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X-Men #100 Page 16 sold for $23,400
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X-Men #100 Page 17 sold for $19,200
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X-Men #102 Cover Art sold for $131,450
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X-Men #105 Page 17 sold for $19,200
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X-Men #106 Cover Art sold for $144,000
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X-Men #125 Cover Art sold for $22,110
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X-Men #154 Page 13 sold for $16,800
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History of Dave Cockrum in Comic Book Art

Dave Cockrum first entered the comic book industry as a 'letterhack' while still in high school, frequently writing in fan letters into his favourite comic book series. Many of Cockrum's letters were published in issues like Fantastic Four #22, The Amazing Spider-Man #12, The Atom #1 and Fantastic Four #36 among others.

After high school Cockrum joined the US Navy where he served for six years, and it was during that time that he created his first character, Nightcrawler. He served during the Vietnam War and contributed artwork to Star-Studded Comics and Fantastic Fanzine while serving.

Following his military service, Cockrum took a job with Warren Publishing. He then took a position as inker Murphy Anderson's assistant shortly thereafter who was inking for DC Comics on titles like Superman and Superboy, A backup story in Superboy was assigned to Cockrum to draw and was met with success and fan interest.

Eventually as time went on, Cockrum took over drawing the entire Superboy series, adding new characters and redesigning the costumes. After a long run on Superboy and a dispute with the publisher over the rights of the original artwork, Cockrum left DC Comics and took a staff position with Marvel Comics.

Under the direction of Roy Thomas, the publisher's editor at the time, Cockrum and Len Wein created the new X-Men. The two created new characters like Storm, Colossus and Cockrum was able to introduce his longtime character Nightcrawler into the series.

Cockrum served as the main penciller on the series from issue #94-105 and then again on #107. In his final issue of the run, Cockrum introduced the Starjammers, a space fighting superhero team which would eventually go on to have their own series later.

He continued to provide the cover art for the Uncanny X-Men up until issue #126, as he was Marvel's primary cover artist during the late 1970s. Throughout the 1980s Cockrum continued to freelance for both Marvel and DC; however he was not on contract with either.

He worked on series like Iron Man, Ms. Marvel and inked a variety of titles for DC. He wrote and drew the four-part limited series Nightcrawler in 1985 and in 1990 he wrote and drew the two-part limited series Starjammers.

His work on X-Men won him an Eagle Award for Favourite Colour Comic in 1977 and in 1982 he won Inkpot Award.


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