Friday, March 29, 2013

First X-Men

Wrapping up Neal Adams Week at Unpublished X-Men, we bring you a shot of Wolverine that was one of a series of Ebay auctions some years back.  This week has featured Neal Adams drawing the All-New All-Different X-Men, rather than the Original Team he drew in the comics.  If you haven't seen it yet, check out First X-Men, a series he drew just last year featuring Wolverine's attempt to bring together a team of mutants before Professor X's original team!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Neal Adams Portfolio

According to, this portfolio was never produced, and this plate is the only one that ever existed.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Neal Adams Loves, Marvel Kills

Comic Book Legends Revealed has a detailed article examining the story behind these unused pages by Neal Adams.  The pages were for a graphic novel that later became God Loves, Man Kills by Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Gold Team

The X-Men Gold Team circa 1991 by Art Thibert, who not only inked Whilce Portacio on Uncanny X-Men, but followed Jim Lee as penciller of X-Men for a few issues.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


I don't have any background information about this foreign language comic, but it may reprint Dazzler 17.  If anyone has any more information, feel free to let us know!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Marie Severin

From The Marvel Age of Comics, Marie Severin's original sketch for X-Men #69, with Sal Buscema's final art.

Right click to view the full size image.

Friday, March 15, 2013


An awesome shot of Age of Apocalypse villain Holocaust by Clayton Crain.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Third Line-Up - Updated!

Although there is no artist credited, this X-Men group shot from The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe - Master Edition looks like the work of Dave Cockrum to me.
Update - Josef Rubinstein's Facebook page confirms that he inked this artwork by Dave Cockrum.  I've included his picture of the line art below.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Lifedeath 3

Lifedeath 3, the sequel to Lifedeath (Uncanny X-Men 186) and Lifedeath 2 (Uncanny X-Men 198), has the unique status of being an unpublished X-Men story you can buy.  The art for the story was completed by Barry Windsor-Smith, but rejected by Marvel due to the story's dealing with suicide.  However, years later he reworked the story, replacing Storm with his creator-owned character Adastra from his series Young Gods.  

Here's a link to Barry Windsor-Smith's website, where you can also find a direct link for purchasing the book.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Beast and Nightcrawler

This sketch by Rob Liefeld showcases Beast and also Nightcrawler, a character he never drew during his time doing X-Men related books.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

More Liefeld / Future Wolverine

Also from Rob Liefeld's blog, a future Wolverine from an aborted Killraven book.  To see more, check out the full post:

Monday, March 4, 2013

Rob Liefeld X-Factor/New Mutants

From Rob Liefeld's blog:
 "...I was given an inventory story written by Howard Mackie featuring X-Factor and the New Mutants. This is well before I would introduce Cable or Deadpool in New Mutants, this was the pre-Cable cast of characters. The idea was that it could be scheduled a either an X-Factor or a New Mutants fill-in story. The focus of the issue is heavily trained on the character of Warlock and his fascination with a character named Madcap. I drew it and presumably, shortly after taking over the regular New Mutants title, the book went in such a different direction that this book was viewed as obsolete."

Friday, March 1, 2013

Days of Future Past - Two Takes

We're concluding a week of Days of Future Past art with a look at two commissions by John Byrne, one is a reinterpretation of the classic cover to Uncanny X-Men 141, and the other is a direct recreation of the original art.

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