Art Adams is one of my favorite artists and he certainly shaped my opinions about how certain Marvel mutants ought to be represented on the page. If you do a search for “Arthur Adams” on this blog you will come up with many posts celebrating his work. The fact that we’re on part seven of a series of posts featuring him ought to let you know how much we love his work here at stormantic. The above image of the poster he created featuring the 80s rosters of the X-Men and X-Factor is simply awe-inspiring. Click on the link to see more original art by a modern master.
The cover of Marvel Super-Heroes Special is full of interesting characters one might not expect to be in the same comic. Speedball, Sabra, the Abomination and Power Pack, plus the Outback version of the X-Men?! Alright! If memory serves, the interior of this comic was nowhere as interesting as the cover led me to believe. Loving Storm’s hair though.
I sometimes forget about Chris Claremont’s return to the title he made successful. This image features the X-Men in their “Revolution” outfits and lineup and boy, howdy, was it painful. Still, Adams can take a sow’s ear and turn it into a purse. Love the poses in this pileup. So fierce and bold!
This preliminary piece of artwork features the X-Babies from Excalibur: Mojo Mayhem! Baby Storm’s determined face in the first panel is right on target and Dazzler is fuming a real lightshow in the second! It’s cool to see some of the faces still in the unfinished phase.
More preliminary art from Adams, this time from Classic X-Men #8. It’s just not the X-Men if they don’t fight one another every now and then and I loved it when the Original 5 were pitted against the All-New, All-Different team (even if they are robots in this issue)! I like how Adams chose to block out some of the black areas in this composition. Storm’s hair is hella high in this sketch (as it should be).
X-Men Annual #12 features the Australian Outback X-Men as well as the X-Babies! I think the High Evolutionary was fighting Terrax in the Savage Land too, but my memory is fuzzy about all that. This is my favorite team of X-Men next to the All-New, All-Different lineup.
Here’s a version of the cover of Uncanny X-Men #218 drawn by Adams and inked by George Perez. The original cover was inked by Bob Wiacek.
Thanks for reading this Storm Sunday! What Art Adams comics or images are your favorites?