Angel versus Wolverine: Two totally disparate characters who come from completely different backgrounds. And who are they fighting about? Jean Grey. That girl must have pheromone powers that nobody knows about. Bet you didn’t know that adamantium claws across a telekinetic shield = KREEEK! (Click on images to view them larger).
I’ve already talked elsewhere on this blog about how much I love John Bolton’s realistic style for the X-Men so this time let’s focus on his composition. He lets the characters define the panel shapes he creates and he isn’t afraid to break the panels for extra dynamism. The conflict practically bursts from the pages!
Great use of font as part of the action! Storm shows up to create some distance between the silly boys. If she hadn’t, Wolverine would have sliced Angel up like a Thanksgiving turkey. I mean, I love me some Angel (more than any other male Marvel character) but versus Wolvie? No way he could win. Side Note: I like the simple approach Bolton uses to depict rain.
Colossus in the Savage Land! Even in his unarmored form, he’s a force with which to be reckoned! Run, dinosaur, run! As many times as the X-Men have been to the Savage Land, you’d think they’d have built a residence there by now.
A Mesmero mind-controlled Phoenix drops the telepathic whammy on Nightcrawler and Banshee.
Havok and Polaris enjoy a drive with Phoenix flying overheard. This image and all of those above are from Classic X-Men with their respective issue numbers hand written on their pages.
I’m not sure if this is meant to be Conan or if John Bolton drew another barbarian, but I had to share this image, especially with the tiger in the background! Breathtakingly epic!