Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NOW THAT'S A SPLASH PAGE: Havok vs The Sentinel

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 X-Men '92 and X-Force '92 making a comeback thanks to Marvel's Secret Wars, I wanted to tip my hat to one of the other sweet 90's X-line-up's, X-Factor.

Between Age of Apocalypse and Onslaught this book was just as crazy cool as always. Forge was in love with Mystique, a criminal under his watch, but her dark side divided her affections between he and fellow con-teammate Sabretooth. 

Alpha Flight's Aurora went nuts and Havok stepped closer towards his A.O.A. version, taking a toll on Polaris as he did so. Then there was Random, Wild Child, Post.... where are they now?

Oh yeah - and it featured art by the likes of Steve Epting. Gotta love everything that guy does.

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


  1. that's one of the better splash pages you've posted Dan. very dynamic,. the energy of the scene almost seems to fly off the page. it's everything steve ditko's art work wasn't in the 80s and 90s. speaking of art work have you ever tried to do a re-panel? it's when you draw a panel scene from a comic issue but try to draw it differently while maintaining the narrative of the scene. i just posted some stuff i did from some ROM and New Warriors back issues i'll tell ya mate doping a re-panel is a great way to get a whole new appreciation for what pro comic book artists do.

    P.S. as an after thought about that posting about the actor who's playing Johnny Storm in the FF reboot. the Alicia Masters character in the crappy FF movies was played by the insanely cute Carrie Washington who as we know is black.

  2. I have an issue or two from that era, but I preferred the '92 Peter David X-Factor myself.
    I never did quite get why Forge was with Mystique, as they were as about as different personality-wise as it gets. Mystique and Sabertooth? Oh fuck yeah, but Forge? Naaaaw.

  3. Thanks guys! Yeah Dale - Forge never quite made sense to me either. I would have liked her try to twist Random's secret identity into her ways more. I actually like all the X-Factor line-up's apart from the original. Those guys always seemed 'X-Men'. Havok and Multiple Man are still two of my favourite Marvel characters of all.

    Good point about Alicia Dave! She was too. One of my mates at the university I work at for my day job says the FF movies are the best of all comic films so far each time the subject comes up. It always makes me smile about the world when you see how so many different perspectives can be taken about the same thing.

    Will drop in over at your blog now :)