Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Days of Future Passed

Here's the cover for The Uncanny X-Men bookshelf edition of Days of Future Past by Jackson Guice, offering a different angle of the action.
On a side note, Classic X-Men did not reprint the Days of Future Past storyline due to this book's release around the same time.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Days of Future Past Revisited

With the X-Men: Days of Future Past movie coming out next year, I thought I would feature some of the covers that were inspired by the original cover for Uncanny X-Men 141 by John Byrne and Terry Austin, which can be seen below:

Finally, there's this Wizard cover by John Cassaday that follows the look of the original very closely.

Check back later this week for more Days of Future Past art, and check out this post for another interpretation:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

All-New X-Men

The Original X-Men from The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men #2 by Walt Simonson

Monday, February 18, 2013

X-Men Vs. Robots

This unpublished cover for X-Men 48 strikes me as being even more appealing than the published version.  The cover on the right has a bigger version of Marvel Girl.

The art comes from Richard Donnelly's gallery at comicartfans:

And here's the published cover by Sal Busceman and John Romita Sr. for comparison:

Friday, February 15, 2013

Two for One

Here's a couple of sketch covers by Michael Golden to wrap up the week.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Golden Shadowcat

Kitty Pryde had many alarming costumes over the years, this design by Michael Golden remains unused.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Michael Golden Week

This week we're taking a look at the work of Michael Golden.  Here's an unused pinup of the X-Men in some interesting costumes.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy Anniversary!!!

I just realized that January 24th marks one year of blogging about Unpublished, Rare, and Commissioned X-Men art.  For those new to the blog, we tend to feature unused art on Mondays, rare but published art on Wednesdays, and Commissions or Sketches on Fridays.  Here are a few highlights of the first year:

To show my commitment to unpublished X-Men art I hit the ground running, and reached into my personal stash to bring you a rare scan of an unused page from X-Men Special Edition by Dave Cockrum:

I restored the artwork from Uncanny X-Men annual #3, to correct a major oversight in the printed version:

And with much help from Professor H., a classic piece of unpublished art by Barry Windsor-Smith was reimagined as if it had been published.  Roy Thomas himself was thrilled to see this artwork!

Stay tuned, because we've got a lot more rare and unpublished artwork coming in the next year!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Update!! Team Line-Ups

The X-Men Research Facility is normally closed on weekends, but I had to give an update on a previous post.  Last month I had asked for help identifying several pieces of artwork.  Several astute readers including Phil recognized the art from The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition.  Most of the artwork in the book was done by Keith Pollard, but these pieces are credited to Ron Frenz and Pat Olliffe.  Ron's credit was omitted from the First Line-Up printed in issue 23, but was printed as a correction in the next issue.  We will bring you more team line-ups in the coming months!

My original post:
As always, you can click on the images for larger versions.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wolverine and the Gang

Here's a great cover for Amazing Heroes, featuring Wolverine, Spidey, Cap, and the Human Torch.
Art by Todd McFarlane.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Unused X-Men Movie Script

Marvel had been trying to produce an X-Men movie for many years before the film finally reached theaters.  There are many unused scripts out there, including this one by Andrew Kevin Walker, who worked on Se7en and Fight Club.

X-Men Movie Special cover by Art Adams

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