A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION Dave Cockrum pencils/Bob McLeod inks; cover; 1979; image size 10" x 15"
Thor, god of Thunder, faces Ajax of the Eternals and Ereshkigal of the Deviants on this great cover. Although Jack Kirby created the Eternals and Deviants, this was Ereshkigal's first appearance and she was created by Roy Thomas and John Buscema. Bronze Age Cockrum covers have taken off recently, showing increased demand for one of the premiere artists of the era. Pen and ink. Art is in excellent condition. Signed by Cockrum and McLeaod.
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David Emmett Cockrum was an American comics artist known for his co-creation of the new X-Men characters Nightcrawler, Storm, and Colossus as well as the antiheroine Black Cat. Cockrum was a prolific and inventive costume designer who updated the uniforms of the Legion of Super-Heroes. He did the same for the new X-Men and many of their antagonists in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Bob McLeod is an American comic book artist best known for co-creating the New Mutants with writer Chris Claremont. McLeod drew the graphic novel and the first three issues of the New Mutants and inked a number of subsequent issues. He penciled some issues of Star Wars and Spider-Man as well. In 1987, he inked Mike Zeck’s pencils on the Kraven’s Last Hunt storyline in the Spider-Man titles.