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Month: January 2011 (Page 1 of 3)

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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Storm Sunday: Marc Silvestri, Part II

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The art of Marc Silvestri was a huge influence on me as a young man.  I fell in love with his leggy supermodel heroines and glamour infused narrative style.  His mohawk Storm, tanned Dazzler and corrupt Madelyne Pryor are forever burned into my brain.  He has a way of making everyone, men and women, so pretty.  So, it’s a bit strange that I haven’t had a spotlight on him since this post in 2008!  Let’s rectify that omission by looking at a lot of original artwork!  Above, we see the X-Women take some time to relax in a tropical paradise.  From left to right, Storm, Jean Grey, Rogue, Psylocke, Rachel (above), Meggan, Kitty Pryde and Lockheed.  That’s a bevy of bathing beauties!

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Wonder Women by Phil Jimenez

Wonder Women by Phil Jimenez

Phil Jimenez is an amazing artist with a lot of love for Wonder Woman and her supporting cast.  In case you needed proof just look at the loving rendered artwork above.  Compare crafty Artemis (on the far left) with regal Hippolyta (middle top), and youthful Wonder Girl (lower left) with girl next door Donna Troy (middle) and their characters simply come alive.  Diana herself has more than a passing resemblance to Lynda Carter (and why shouldn’t she?) as she serenely looks on with compassion and grace.  A lovely piece by a consummate artist.  For all the information you could need (and more!) check out the The Essential Wonder Woman Encyclopedia written by Phil Jimenez and John Wells.

Mantis by Adam Hughes

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Former Avenger, Celestial Madonna, and current member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, the telepath/martial artist Mantis has a complicated history and Adam Hughes certainly knows how to depict this Marvel Comics heroine in her most sexy and serene aspects.

Catman and Deadshot by Nicola Scott

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Former Secret Six (and current Teen Titans) artist Nicola Scott fulfills the dream of many fans of Catman and Deadshot by drawing them in bed together. Your imaginations can take it from there.

Note: We at stormantic do not condone smoking cigarettes.

Magik by Adam Warren

Magik by Adam Warren

Empowered creator Adam Warren is a fan favorite here at stormantic and it is always a treat to check out his pencils.  It was awesome to stumble upon his version of New Mutant teleporter demon sorceress Magik!  Enjoy!

White Queen Wednesday Extra: January Jones, Part IV

An Emma Frost Update
by Ken Kneisel

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Welcome back once again, gentle reader. It’s only been a couple of short weeks since the LA Times Hero Complex blog featured a revealing interview with January Jones, the actress who will portray Emma Frost as the White Queen in the upcoming X-Men: First Class film prequel, and now they’re back with more news from the set along with a few intriguing photographs of the cast of young mutants.

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White Queen Wednesday Extra: New Writer, New Costume

An Emma Frost Update
by Ken Kneisel

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Hello again, gentle reader. Marvel’s solicitations for April were recently released and they reveal some interesting indications for Emma Frost. Beginning in April’s Uncanny X-Men #534.1, the title will be getting a new regular writer, Kieron Gillen. Judging from these covers, Emma Frost has taken this creative change as an opportunity to get herself a new costume as well. Or perhaps new costumes, plural.

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White Queen Wednesday: Stephane Roux

An Emma Frost Salon
by Ken Kneisel

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Welcome to White Queen Wednesday, gentle reader. On Sunday, STORM spotlighted some lovely Storm artwork drawn by Stephane Roux. I love the first few issues of Zatanna’s current ongoing series he drew. So I thought I would share with you some equally appealing Stephane Roux drawings of Emma Frost as well. In the above image, Emma is wearing her White Queen outfit from her time with the Hellfire Club, although not for long since she has dropped her cape and is in the process of unlacing her corset. Naughty Emma!

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