Sunday, June 12, 2011

Something Completely Different-The X-Men!

Hey, I’ve made more than political covers. This is a good example. This early Silver Age grouping is the basis (somewhat) for the current X-Men: First Class movie. I thought it would be interesting to depict them battling the Incredible Hulk; in the original version they battled The Blob, a forgettable villain with a poorly conceived name. I’ve always preferred this early version to the relaunched version for the 1970s. One of the best aspects of this cover is both the X-Men and the Hulk were drawn by Jack Kirby, a staple of the comic book industry since the Golden Age. As with most of these projects, this was created with Adobe Photoshop, in this case working from low-resolution originals. They don’t make them like this anymore; actually, they never published this particular comic. But they should have. 

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