gammacazador asked: Emma Frost is on Uncanny X-Men. Kitty Pryde and the others are on X-Men(no adjective) .
True. It’s a cover for Uncanny, basically featuring the Adjectives team, so I guess it’s not directly riffing on any existing lineup. Still, I contend that it’s way funnier to think of Kitty dressing as Emma dressing as Jean, as Emma has been known to wear Jean’s outfit on occasion…
Fan Pics! Woo! It always makes my day to see modHero art in the homes of happy geeks.
Hey modHeroes! Remember when the nice people at Society6 ran a promotional deal for FREE SHIPPING on prints? They’re doing it again!
To celebrate, I remastered a handful of classic modHero prints and posted them in the shop JUST FOR YOU!
Phoenix! She-Hulk! Alpha Fight! Norman Osborn! Havok & Polaris! Storm!
Promotion expires January 13, 2013 at Midnight Pacific Time. *Offer excludes Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases and Throw Pillows with insert.
This is awesome. Sean Anderson, who draws Skyscraper, created a beautiful Cyclops & Phoenix picture and recorded his unique process.
A quick video of the making of my latest Cyclops piece (an homage to Lyonel Feininger ‘Bird Cloud’ painting). It usually takes me a few hours to finish a composition, but since I wanted to make a quick video, the it took me around an hour to make this comp. The music is ‘Forces, Darling’ by Koop.
Rachel Grey-Summers (Phoenix, Marvel Girl) Costume Concept/Rescue
She’s back with the X-Men (hooray!), and at least she’s not dressing like Mom… But, after surviving a dystopian future and a long exile in space, you’d think she’d be dressed to party - not wearing a bulky segmented trench coat with spikes and a fringed tail. It probably takes 99% of her telekinetic power to manage that thing so she can walk down the halls of the X-Mansion without knocking over all the antiques.
Also, why would the fiery avatar of the Phoenix force need a utility belt? Just sayin’.
What does it mean to be an X-Man?
In the 60s it meant you were different than everybody else, harboring a painful secret that the world just wasn’t ready to know about. The way you were born set you apart, and you lead an exiting but perilous double life!
In the 70s, being an X-Man meant you broke all the rules. You looked great, fought hard, and challenged the idea of “normal” on a global scale.
In the 80s, things took a dark turn. Paranoid times meant living underground with your back to the wall, enemies at every side. The greatest challenge: to remain true to your ideals, despite living in a world that saw you as a disease to be eradicated.
The 90s were about getting your act together and learning to smile for the camera. You got a cartoon and a video game. You got a line of toys. Apocalypse sort of stunk things up for a while, but you got back to your status quo soon enough.
In the 00s, you were all over the place. Being an X-Man meant inheriting the earth in lots of messy ways. The world was your playground. You got a little wild. You got a little trashy. (Yes, I’m talking about YOU, Emma Frost.) Teachers at the school wore black leather. Life was pretty cool. Then, an editorial edict/magic spell caused pretty much every mutant to lose their powers unless they were A) Super Popular or B) Needed for a statistically dramatic death later. Religious nuts started bombing school busses, and suddenly it wasn’t so fun to be at Xavier’s anymore. The stakes had been raised. Being an X-Man meant being in crisis-mode!
So, where does that leave you now? Being an X-Man means being part of a pseudo-religious separatist paramilitary cult??? Great! Pull on those tights and line up behind the guy with the red visor!
Who doesn’t love powerful women?
Jean Grey started out as Professor X’s darling student, who could move objects with her mind. Books, levers, furniture. All sorts of useful stuff. She starts being able to read minds too. Her boyfriend, Cyclops - totally cool with that.
Then comes a trip into space. Who knew that flying through a solar flare could give a girl such a makeover? (see: Fantastic Four) Suddenly she’s casting fire and rearranging molecules. Wow! But not to worry, she’s still Jean. Not some fiery avatar of a passionate space god. Right?
Hey, let’s just focus on the now. A butte in the desert. She takes off Cyclops’s visor. His terrible optic blasts? She turns ‘em off.
It’s that moment you wait for, when the characters in a story are really, really happy. What could go wrong?
Spot of tea, good chap? I do say, cricket is quite the stuff!
Captain Britain, Megan, Shadowcat, Nightcrawler, Phoenix, Lockheed and Widget were the X-Men of Europe: EXCALIBUR! They cut a broad swath through the evil of other dimensions and held down the fort when the “regular” X-Men were hiding out in Australia.
Things never settled down long enough for them to have a nice cuppa. Warwolves, Galactus, Nazis, and a whole host of troubles kept a-knocking at Excalibur’s scenic lighthouse door. Still, they clearly did the Queen proud. Looks like they’re on their way to get knighted!