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Super-Spotlight on Michael Golden!

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We continue our Michael Golden appreciation with more amazing artwork by the modern master!  Today we look at old school Marvel Comics images as well as convention sketches and commissions! Click below to marvel (pun intended) at Rogue (Michael Golden co-created her!) Doctor Strange, Clea, and more!  Above, 1980s Marvel heroes (and anti-heroes, we see you Punisher and Elektra) super-spar around a statue.

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Storm Sunday: Diego Gómez

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Diego Gómez is a San Francisco-based illustrator, designer and performer with a style as unique as the city from which he hails.   As the above image of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark versus Ororo, Mistress of the Elements, attests, his art is glamourous and humorous!  I have been wanting to shift the focus of Storm Sundays to more edgy independent artists for some time now, and it is a pleasure to finally showcase a few images of Diego’s awesome art!  Diego’s fluid linework graces many pages of the tongue-in-cheek transexual superheroine comic Glamazonia, written and created by Justin Hall.  He also shares my love/obssession for the X-Men’s weather goddess and I always get a thrill when he tags me in one of his images of Ororo. I really appreciate his queer artistic sensibilities.  Let’s shine the spotlight on Diego Gómez!

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Storm Sunday: Arthur Adams, Part VIII

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Once again, I am on an Art Adams kick and I hope you enjoy looking a the art of one of my favorite artists, dear reader!  Above, we have a rather top heavy rendition of Storm in her classic Dave Cockrum costume, and below we have seven more amazing illustrations from the mutant master!

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X-Men Montage by John Byrne

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John Byrne’s X-Men legacy is forever and this amazing montage filled with the characters he helped make famous is proof positive!  Click on the image to make it larger.  Can you name everyone?

 

Marvel Presents “X-Men Evolutions” Variant Covers!

The Evolution of STORM

Marvel recently sent out an Official Press Release about some pretty cool variant covers they have planned to celebrate their newest X-Men event:

Just in time for X-Men: First To Last, the next big X-epic from Chris Yost, Paco Medina & Dalibor Talajic, Marvel is proud to unveil new X-Men Evolutions variants! Brought to you by some of the best artists in the industry, get ready for a unique look at your favorite mutants and their iconic costume designs from every era! No fan can miss out on these great covers spotlighting the rich history of the X-Men while X-Men: First To Last gives fans a chance to relive the exciting action of Xavier’s first class and experience the thrill of Cyclops’ current team!

The amazing image of Storm through the years is by the underrated David Yardin! I am so glad that Marvel hired him to do this variant cover for The Mighty Thor #2. Now if they could get him to draw a Storm ongoing series, that would be a step in the right direction.  I love the versions of Storm that Yardin chose to highlight.  One subtlety I enjoy is how Ororo’s hands are channeling lightning in every version except for her mohawk self which represents her powerless period (though she started out with her powers when she debuted the ‘hawk).  Storm’s is the best of the crop, in my not so humble opinion, but there were definitely some others that I enjoyed.

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Storm Sunday: Marc Silvestri, Part IV

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This Storm Sunday we continue our look at the X-Men artwork of Marc Silvestri where everyone is a beautiful supermodel!  Above, Master Mold threatens to destroy Rogue while he holds Psylocke in his robotic clutches on this cover of The Uncanny X-Men #246!  I am a huge fan of Rogue’s opera gloves, bathing suit and thigh high boots over her black body stocking.  Never cared for Psylocke’s armored outfit with the cape, but I know it has its fans.  Today we’ve got sexy new wave Dazzler, butterfly effect Betsy, impetuous Havok, ‘roided Lorna, lovers Destiny and Mystique, and X-Men lineups from the Australian Outback X-Men and Messiah Complex.

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Storm Sunday: Marc Silvestri, Part III

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Today we continue our look at the supermodel/superhero artwork of Marc Silvestri!  I have fifteen original Uncanny X-Men art pages for us to appreciate today, many of them featuring Madelyne Pryor and the Inferno crossover!  

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White Queen Wednesday: Olivier Coipel

An Emma Frost Salon
by Ken Kneisel

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Welcome to White Queen Wednesday, gentle reader. This week I turn the artist spotlight towards some truly stunning depictions of Emma Frost drawn by Olivier Coipel. He is without a doubt one of my favorite modern artists and his Emma is simply to die for. The head sketch above is perfection personified with a flawless face and fairly dripping with Emma’s trademark attitude.

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White Queen Wednesday: L Rey Arzeno

An Emma Frost Salon
by Ken Kneisel

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Welcome to White Queen Wednesday, gentle reader. This week I would like to spotlight some Emma Frost artwork drawn by L Rey Arzeno. I noticed these White Queen commissions on his DeviantArt gallery and felt compelled to share them with you.

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Storm Sunday: Yildiray Cinar

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Today we celebrate the artwork of Yildiray Cinar, an artist from Istanbul, Turkey.  Although Cinar works for DC Comics (currently penciling The Legion of Super-Heroes), today we look at the art of many (and I mean many) Marvel characters he drew for Rittenhouse Archives.  Usually, Storm Sunday focuses solely on our weather maven (and she’s in here, I promise), but she’s going to share the spotlight with her Marvel Universe compatriots.  I will list the names of the characters for the uninitiated, but comments will be sparse as we let the art speak for itself!  If you have a favorite, let me know in the comments.  Let’s go!

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