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!
What’s coming up for Marvel’s mutants? Something called the “Age of X.” Writer Mike Carey spoke with Comic Book Resources a little bit about the roster and what the crossover (running through X-Men: Legacy and New Mutants) might or might not be. Details were hard to come by, and the creators were especially coy, but this information is interesting:
Adam Hughes is often called a modern master for his depiction of beautiful women and this post is just one more testament to his artistic abilities! Whether he’s rocking the covers on DC Comics (like Catwoman, Power Girl or Wonder Woman), commemorating the many girlfriends of Spider-Man or illustrating pop culture icons (like She-Ra, Chun Li or Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Adam Hughes brings the goods!
The above incredible image of Storm is from Adam’s Deviant Art site and the note from Allison Sohn reads, “Another piece from Adam’s upcoming sketchbook. The amazing thing, I think, about this piece is that there is no real color used. Adam rendered this one with both warm and cool gray scale markers. Together, they read like desaturated color.”
Storm and Jean Grey from the Grant Morrison era.
The winsome Wasp kicks off this collection of Adam Hughes Women of Marvel art cards, followed by Storm (the next three), The Invisible Woman, Mary Jane Watson/Parker (the next three) and ending with Polaris! Fantastic illos of these awesome characters!
Have you read the WildC.A.T.s/X-Men crossover? Adam Hughes did the interiors for issue #3 and his cover featuring Voodoo and Wolverine is simply stunning!
Phoenix takes center stage flanked by Rogue (also here) and Psylocke (also here)! Be sure to check out this amazing Kitty Pryde sketch and this Black Queen illo (Jean Grey) for more X-Women goodness!
This is the Avengers line-up I want to see! In the back we have She-Hulk, Valkyrie, The Wasp, and Medusa. In front, Scarlet Witch and Black Widow stand ready to deliver justice! As always, Alan Davis brings strength and sex appeal to Marvel’s Super Women!