The Life and Art of Dave Cockrum

"Dave Cockrum was the best of us." -- Alex Ross, from his introduction.

From the official solicitation:

From the letters pages of Silver Age comics to his 2021 induction into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame, the career of Dave Cockrum started at the bottom and then rose to the top of the comic book industry. Beginning with his childhood obsession with comics and continuing through his years in the Navy, The Life and Art of Dave Cockrum follows the rising star from fandom (where he was one of the "Big Three" fanzine artists) to pro-dom, where he helped revive two struggling comic book franchises: The Legion of Super-Heroes and the X-Men.

A prolific costume designer and character creator, his redesigns of the Legion and his introduction of X-Men characters Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Thunderbird (plus his design of Wolverine's alter ego, Logan) laid the foundation for both titles to become best-sellers. His later work on his own property, The Futurians, as well as childhood favorite Blackhawk and T.H.U.N.D.E.R Agents, plus his five years on Soulsearchers and Company, cemented his position as an industry giant.

Featuring artwork from fanzines, unused character designs, and other rare material, this is the comprehensive biography of the legendary comic book artist whose influence is still felt on the industry today!

"One of the most underappreciated forces in comics." -- Paul Levitz

"Dave's story is both fascinating and heart-breaking, and one all comic fans should read." -- Marv Wolfman

"A very fine volume on the life of the best super hero character designer of the 1970s." -- Tom Brevoort

"If you're at all a fan of the late Dave Cockrum's work, it's a must-read."
-- Mark Waid

"Such a great book." -- Dan Jurgens

Glen Cadigan's Five Years of Yesterday

Released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of TwoMorrows Publishing, The World of TwoMorrows gives the inside story and behind-the-scenes details of a quarter-century of recording comics history. Every major TwoMorrows publication and contributor is covered with the same detail and affection the company gives to its books and magazines. With an Introduction by Mark Evanier, Foreword by Alex Ross, Afterword by Paul Levitz, and a new cover by Tom McWeeney.

Has my essay "Five Years of Yesterday."

Writer of Two Worlds!

From the official solicitation:

Alter Ego #187 focuses on Edmond Hamilton, one of the great early science-fiction authors, who then went on to an illustrious career at DC Comics, writing Superman, Batman, and especially The Legion of Super-Heroes! Learn all about his encounters with Ray Bradbury, Mort Weisinger, Julius Schwartz, et al -- a panoply of titans! Plus FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America), Michael T. Gilbert in Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt, and more!

The Man Who Loved Comics

Written at the request of Alter Ego editor (and comic book legend) Roy Thomas after the passing of the co-creator and designer of the All-New, All-Different X-Men, "The Man Who Loved Comics" is a biographical essay about the life and career of Dave Cockrum. It covers his days in the fan press through his time at Marvel and DC, then goes into his later years when failing health forced the industry to rally around him to help secure funding for the legendary artist during his final days. Essentially a Reader's Digest version of the much-later published (and greatly expanded) The Life and Art of Dave Cockrum.

The Journey of a Thousand Miles

Originally published during the 50th anniversary of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the (San Diego) Comic-Con International Souvenir Booklet, "The Journey of a Thousand Miles" recounts the Legion's publishing history from Adventure Comics through Action Comics to Superboy until they finally received their own title when Superboy And The Legion Of Super-Heroes became just The Legion Of Super-Heroes in 1979. The saga of their publishing history continues through the rest of the 20th Century and into the 21st.
Can be read online here.

The Legion Companion

From the official solicitation:

A complete look at the history of the 30th Century's greatest heroes, through interviews with Dave Cockrum, Mike Grell, Jim Starlin, James Sherman, Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen, Steve Lightle, Mark Waid, Jim Shooter, Jim Mooney, Al Plastino, and more! Rare and never-seen Legion art by the above, plus George Perez, Neal Adams, Curt Swan, and others! Features unused Cockrum character designs and pages from an unused Timber Wolf story! New cover by Dave Cockrum and Joe Rubinstein, with an Introduction by Jim Shooter!

The Best of The Legion Outpost

From the official solicitation:

Collects the best material from the hard-to-find fanzine, including rare interviews and articles from creators such as Dave Cockrum, Cary Bates, and Jim Shooter, plus never-before-seen artwork by Cockrum, Mike Grell, Jimmy Janes and others! It also features a previously unpublished interview with Keith Giffen originally intended for the never-published Legion Outpost #11, plus other new material! And it sports a rarely-seen classic 1970s cover by Legion fan favorite artist Dave Cockrum!

The Titans Companion

From the official solicitation:

The history of the definite teen team is covered through a series of interviews with fan-favorite creators Marv Wolfman, George Perez, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Len Wein, and others! Also included is a comprehensive Silver Age section featuring interviews with Neal Adams, Nick Cardy, Dick Giordano, and more! Plus: rare and unpublished artwork by Cardy, Perez, Garcia-Lopez, Grummett, Jimenez, and others! Featuring an all-new cover by Phil Jimenez and an introduction by Geoff Johns, The Titans Companion is a must-have for any Titans fan!

The Titans Companion Volume 2

From the official solicitation:

Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, The Titans Companion Volume 2 picks up where Volume 1 left off, featuring interviews with Geoff Johns, Mike McKone, Peter David, Phil Jimenez, and others! It also contains an in-depth section on the top-rated Cartoon Network series! Plus Chuck Dixon, Mark Waid, Karl Kesel, and John Byrne on writing the current generation of Titans! Neal Adams on redesigning Robin! Plus more with Marv Wolfman and George Perez!