Friday, August 30, 2013

Storm and Dave

We close out our weeklong tribute to the late, great Dave Cockrum with this painted Storm, along with a portrait of Dave by Michael Netzer.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Friends of Ol' Marvel

Marvel's self-published fan magazine FOOM, featured an X-Men cover on issue 10.  According to, this was the second New X-Men cover published, since it came out some months before X-Men #94 hit the stands.  The issue featured a text story where FBI agent Fred Duncan discovers that Professor X has recruited a new team of mutants.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Dave Cockrum Week

Comic Book Catacombs features a page from Alter Ego Magazine (issue 78), that was originally to be included in Giant-Size X-Men #2.  That book was cancelled when Marvel decided to publish the story in the ongoing series starting with X-Men #94.  According to the site:
"Apparently when plans for "Giant-Size X-Men #2" were originally scrapped in favor of continuing with new material in their own title (which had become a reprint-only series), the planned content was divided into issues #94 and #95 of the regular, bi-monthly X-Men series, and this excellent page simply got cut. Just look at those lush, full pencils and you too will salivate at the incredible talent that Cockrum brought to his 1970's efforts."

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Doop Translator

Almost every Doop conversation can be translated into english via the Doop Translator, compiled by Chris Griswold. ups the ante and has every Doop conversation translated for you!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Fred Hembeck Break

Today we're taking a break from the usual unpublished format to admire this Fred Hembeck sketch cover for All-New X-Men #1.

Friday, August 16, 2013


A sketch by Jay Anacleto, featuring the Australian based X-Men.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Seventh Line-Up

Another X-Men Line-Up, this time the Chris Claremont and Jim Lee version of the team circa Uncanny X-Men #275.  Art is by Tom Morgan and Josef Rubinstein, and you can check out the previous team rosters from The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition here:

Monday, August 12, 2013

Sacrificial New Mutants Cover

Barry Windsor-Smith's unpublished cover for The New Mutants #43, followed by the published version.
Thanks to Marvel Comics of the 1980's for the find!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Marvel Universe

This image by Andy Kubert was published in the book Marvel Universe by Peter Sanderson.
Any interested parties can purchase the book here:

Monday, August 5, 2013

Marvel Tales

 Marvel Tales #290, which reprinted Amazing Spider-Man 282, featured a cover by M.C. Wyman, instead of this unused cover by Scott Kolins.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Sturm und Drang

From Stormantic, here's a sketch of Storm, Phoenix, and Lockheed by John Romita Jr.

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