Happy Storm Sunday to you, dear reader! Today we feature an X-Men jam piece from 1982, featuring the artwork of many talented illustrators! So many different artists representing some of the best of the early All-New, All-Different era of the X-Men! On the left, we have a stocky rendition of Colossus by comics superstar George Pérez, a seriously serious Cyclops by Paul Smith, and a menacing Nightcrawler by his creator Dave Cockrum. Next to Nightcrawler is an out for blood Wolverine by legendary Bill Siekiewicz, and joining him are a Sprite-ly Kitty Pryde by her creator John Byrne and a high-flying Storm by Bob Wiacek.
I love the idea of creating your own team of X-Men with different artists. If I were to do such a thing today, I think I would want the X-Men Australian Outback era consisting of Storm, Dazzler, Rogue, Psylocke, Colossus, Wolverine, Havok and Longshot. I’d want the team when they were fighting the Adversary at the end of Fall of the Mutants. This was when Storm was dressed in her Native American gear by Marc Silvestri and I would have him draw her as he did then, with her hair super long and in that fringe dress. I’d want Bill Sienkiewicz to draw Dazzler, Art Adams would be my first choice for Longshot (since he’s the lucky lad’s creator), Rick Leonardi draws a perfect Colossus, Havok by Neal Adams , Rogue by Jim Lee, Wolverine by Simone Bianchi, and Psylocke by Alan Davis (only he could make the purple armor look bearable; I am a huge fan of her pink outfit with the big sleeves).
If you had the chance to recreate your own X-Men jam piece, which era of the X-Men would you choose and which artists would you want to draw them?