Friday, April 8, 2011

N is for Nightcrawler

Marvel A - Z week 14: Nightcrawler

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Nightcrawler has been a mainstay of the X-Men books since his introduction in Giant Size X-men#1 (1975) where the X-men concept was relaunched by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum to great success, eventually leading to the X-men books becoming the main cornerstone of the Marvel Universe. The design and concept of Nightcrawler (as with a few of the other 'New' X-men created for the relaunch) were actually characters created by Cockrum for DC's Legion of Superheroes books, but they were rejected by the editor at the time so Cockrum just took them with him to his next gig at Marvel. Doh!

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