Friday, September 27, 2013

NOW THAT'S A SPLASH PAGE: They're Not People Mr Trask

Splash pages, you gotta love 'em. A blank canvas where the artist can hit you with a large dose of illustrated 'wow'. This week, it's one of the 'in your face' splash pages from writer Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's debut story-arc on New X-Men, E Is For Extinction.

Not only to I dig how ominous and massive Frank makes the Sentinel Master Mould seem, both through shade and contrast with his human masters, Grant's dialogue in this story was perfect at summing up the X-Men plight in short sentences.

Here, Cassandra Nova gets her fascist bent on, and with two lines proves she is eviler than the giant killer robot in front of her.

 What do you think?  For more great splash pages, click here.


  1. Frank Quietly always did draw very moody off-kilter characters and his X people were no exception...he really did draw them most oddly, with squashed fat faces!
    Am I the only one who didn't like Cassandra Nova? Her ret-conning as Xavier's supposed sister was too hard to fathom, just couldn't take this ret-con seriously at all.

  2. I might be the wrong person to ask Karl. Personally I think the biggest loss of balls in the history of comics was Marvel making Onslaught a Magneto Professor X mix. It weakened the story and was really only one of two ways Charles could be written out of the book, which was a moment long overdue.

    Jean should be running the X-Men. Making Cassandra evil and his twin not only created the coolest womb royal rumble ever, the body swap which I never even guessed, showed Chuck is an interesting character more so when he's on the other side of the fence.

    As editorial and no doubt marketing don't want that to happen, Nova helps fill the void between what is and what really should be IMO.

    Who do you think should lead the X-Men?

  3. Gosh I dunno who should lead the X-Men; theyr all as bad as each other, Xavier kept tons of secrets, Cyke went mental and Magneto...well, foxes in charge of hen cops comes to mind.
    Wolvie would be TOO obvious and besides we see too much of him anyways...perhaps Warren Worthington come step up to the plate with his wealth, a chairman of the board type as his father wanted him to be.

  4. That's a great choice Karl, as one of the founders, Warren would also bring a great perspective.