Splash pages, you gotta love 'em. A blank canvas where the artist can hit you with a large dose of illustrated 'wow'. This week, the splash from what I state is one of Wolverine's highly-unsung yet definitive issues, Uncanny X-Men #205. Drawn by industry icon Barry Windsor-Smith, an on the run feral Logan meets Katie Power from Power Pack.
Few people can draw Wolverine any better than BWS, and as an injured and amnesiac Wolverine flees and fights Lady Deathstrike and her Reavers through the festive season snow, you start to wonder if this tale of savagery meets innocence wasn't the catalyst for the creation of Jubilee (or was Katie originally intended to be Jubilee give their powers are visually similar?), especially given the exchange of friendship at the end.
What do you think? A done in one tale from one of the great era's in X-Men lore, if you haven't read the issue yet, track down a copy soon at your nearest back-issue bin. For more great splashies click here.