Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Hidden Years

I thought I would take a step backwards in X-Men chronology and feature an unpublished cover from John Byrne's series X-Men: The Hidden Years.  Here is a preliminary sketch for an unused cover for issue #1.

Incidentally, after much searching I located a scan of the completed art!

 Here is a hastily colored version:

Also, here is an unfinished and unpublished cover to issue #12.  The published version features a much more  extreme close-up of Magneto and Sauron.

Here are a series of sketches made in preparation for the series:

And finally, although not unpublished, this alternate cover to issue two is not easy to find:

For more Hidden Years art, and art by John Byrne, check out:

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