Monday, July 30, 2012

Don Heck

Feast your eyes on the unpublished cover for X-Men #38 by Don Heck:

For your comparison, here is the original art for the published version by Dan Adkins:

On, Richard Donnelly credits John Romita Sr. with drawing (or perhaps redrawing) Marvel Girl on this cover:

And here's the final published cover:

Friday, July 27, 2012

Commission Du Jour

The Commission of the Day is a wonderful Wolverine by Marc Silvestri, garnished with the finest inks by Joe Weems.  Bon Appetit!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Quatre-Dans-Un - Updated!

Mavel Three-In-One, published in France, took the unique step of using interior splash panels for some of their covers.  Peruse these four examples for a slightly different take on the classics.
Several of our eagle-eyed Canadian friends wrote us to point out that Trois-Dans-Un was published in Canada, and not in france.  For information on X-Men in France, check out this post:

Monday, July 23, 2012

Unpublished X-Factor

The blog of Julian Perez has an interesting article about an unused X-Factor proposal by Fabian Nicieza and Eric Larsen.  Check out his site here for more information:

Friday, July 20, 2012

Jim Lee week concludes - Psylocke and Wolverine

Here's something a little different from Jim Lee - a beautiful watercolor painting of Wolverine and Psylocke.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Jim Lee Week continued - A rare card

I don't recall seeing the art from this Jim Lee autograph card anywhere else, perhaps it was done exclusively for this card set.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Jim Lee week

All three posts this week will feature Jim Lee art.  Starting off, here is an unused cover sketch for X-Men #7.

And here is the final published cover, based on the same general idea:

Of course, the original cover sketch was an homage to Todd McFarlane's famous cover for The Incredible Hulk #340.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Investor's Report

Marvel Investor's Reports  - which were sent out to stockholders - usually featured unique comic art, like this cover, which I believe is by Tom Morgan.

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Early Years

This cover for X-Men:  The Early Years #18 by Dan Panosian remains unpublished, since the reprint book  was cancelled after issue #17.  This issue ended up being double sized, and reprinted X-Men #17 and #18.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Rarity Wednesday 3 - Art Adams

This is just an awesome rendition of the X-Men by Art Adams!  'Nuff Said!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Steve Uy

Steve Uy's website features this amazing Uncanny X-Men cover that was never used. There are several more X-Men covers on his site, along with a lot more of his brilliant artwork. 

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