Here is some well-remembered X-MEN artwork by "dynamite" Dave Cockrum (from the collection of Dave Mandell)! Drawn in 1976, at a time when the "new" X-Men were truly new, Dave included the older team, and their riotous reactions to the new upstarts (including a runty little under-achiever named Wolverine)! Not only did this piece of sterling art appear as a filler illo in RAMPAGING HULK #2, but it was used on a 1977 7-11 "Slurpee" cup! More recently, you could see it festooning a "Toon Tumbler," a well-made sturdy glass, suitable for display! You can't keep a great image hidden for long! This artwork helped introduce tons of newer 70s Marvel readers to the already-expanding X-MEN legacy! Click to enlarge!
|Notice someone missing? Dave drew NightCrawler separately, so he could be placed|
elsewhere in the lengthy article in the HULK magazine! Note his inclusion on
the glass below!
|The 1977 7-11 "Slurpee" wrap-|
|The recently-produced "Toon Tumbler" X-MEN glass!|