Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Face-Off: Cockrum vs. Grell
Karen: Since we've been reviewing the Legion, let's talk about two important Legion artists: Dave Cockrum and Mike Grell.
Cockrum came to the Legion in the early seventies and his spectacular artwork was largely responsible for reviving interest in the team. He did a number of costume redesigns that have stood the test of time -these include Lightning Lad, Timber Wolf, and Star Boy, among others. He created or co-created Wildfire, and he also modernized the look of the Legion cruisers and HQ.
Grell followed after Cockrum and his slick style helped the Legion continue to find new readers. His tenure on the book was longer than Cockrum's. He also redesigned some costumes -some fabulous, some infamous (Cosmic Boy, we're looking at you!). So who do you prefer?
Just for fun: this cool shot of the Legion cruiser from Superboy and the Legion #217!