Yesterday, I started tracking the appearance of artist Dave Cockrum’s obituary in the mainstream press, so I’ll continue that today as word of his death spreads.
The New York Times leads today’s coverage with an article that includes quotes from Neal Adams and Clifford Meth.
The Associated Press obituary notes that, “In his Superman pajamas and with his Batman blanket, Cockrum died in his favorite chair at his home in Belton, S.C., early Sunday morning.”
And in his syndicated comics column, Andrew Smith pays tribute to Cockrum and Jerry Bails, often called the father of comic book fandom. Bails died last week at age 73.