Splash pages, you gotta love 'em. A blank canvas where the artist can hit you with a large dose of illustrated 'wow'. This week, with NYCC unveiling plenty of major news stories, I thought I'd grab a splashie from a milestone comic, the (at the time) final issue of writer Chris Claremont's historic run on X-Men. Pencilled by Jim Lee, I wanted to stick up the uncoloured version first, just to show how magic it is.
Did you know that according to Amazing Heroes #188 the original line-up for the 'blue' team, was Marvel Girl, Storm, Beast, Wolverine and Gambit?
While the faces of Magneto and the finalised blue x-team make a cosmic splashie, it is a little sad X-Men Vol2 #3 couldn't start with a montage of all Chris's favourite characters - like Storm and Shadowcat - especially since the issue contained a major X-Man vs X-Man throw down!
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