Splash pages, you gotta' love 'em. A blank canvas where the artist can take the brakes off their pencils and hit the reader square in the face with a large does of illustrated 'wow'.
This Friday's splash I wanted to run Jubilee, you know - girl who gives off sparks for Guy Fawkes kinda stuff, but that lead me from reading Generation X to Wolverine to the awesomely awesomeness that is Old Man Wolverine, and well, Jubes took a backseat (next year I promise!)
Writer Mark Millar's post-apocalyptic tale didn't just kick major heiny on every page, the spalsh page's which ended the majority of it's issues were somethin' else.
Here in Wolverine #72, after for most of the tale claiming 'Wolverine' was dead, 'Old Man' Logan accepts his former mantle when confronted by his family murdered at the hands of the Hulk and his gang.
Artist Steve McNiven is one of those pro's who went 'boom!' during their time at CrossGen, and one look into Logan's gaze here proves it. Rock hard and icy, you know it's only a matter of time before those claws are Hulk deep in pay-back.