Cover RoughClifford Meth sent us this news a few days ago, and we lost it in our inbox, but it is certainly worth repeating: a new hardcover tribute to the late Dave Cockrum, to be released in February. eth was kind enough to send us a cover rough, as well.

Aardwolf Publishing will release The Uncanny Dave Cockrum Hardcover in February, 2007. This beautiful, prestige edition will include all of the articles and art tributes originally collected in the now-sold-out Uncanny Dave Cockrum Tribute (2004) but completely overhauled. In addition, new artists (like George Perez) and writers (Tom Spurgeon) have been added to the project, as well as more than 20 pages of never-before-seen Dave Cockrum art.

Participants on the project include: Neal Adams, Sergio Aragones, Dick Ayers, Mark Bagley, Randy Bowen, Travis Charist, Chris Claremont, Gene Colan, Peter David, Alan Davis, Diane Duane, Will Eisner, Harlan Ellison, Mark Evanier, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Mike Grell, Tony Isabella, Joe Kubert, Bill Messner-Loebs, Steve Lieber, Jim Lee, Stan Lee, Pablo Marcus, Bob McLeod, Alan Moore, Jerry Ordway, Tom Palmer, George Perez, Joe Quesada, Robin Riggs, John Romita Sr., Joe Rubinstein, Marie Severin, Dave Sim, Walter and Louise Simonson, Tom Spurgeon, Roy Thomas, Herb Trimpe, Billy Tucci, Len Wein, and Marv Wolfman

“Dave and Paty were looking forward to this book coming out in February and we’re sticking to our commitment,â€? said Clifford Meth, Cockrum’s close friend and editor of the collection. “I’m sorry Dave won’t get to hold the final product in his hands but his family will.â€?

“Dave Cockrum was the best friend Aardwolf ever had,â€? said Jim Reeber, Aardwolf Publishing’s president and publisher. “When we launched the company in 1994, we never could have done it without Dave. We were proud to publish his Futurians and to work closely with Dave for the last dozen years.â€?

226 special editions will include unique, ORIGINAL Dave Cockrum drawings bound into the book. These drawings were prepared specially for this project and took Dave Cockrum nearly a year to complete.

This book is being published in cooperation with the Dave Cockrum Estate.

Dave Cockrum passed away on November 26, 2006, at the age of 63.

To order the book or for more information, visit


  1. I’m sure John will say something classy and appropriate.

    Off topic: isn’t the internet great for disguising sarcasm?