Kitty’s Fairy Tale is truly one of the very best single X-Men issues. You can quite literally feel the love Dave Cockrum had for these characters in every single panel. Damn, I wish he was still with us.
Uncanny X-Men #153, January 1982
Dave Cockrum, Josef Rubinstein,
and Chris Claremont
Marvel continues to reveal more manga variant titles include covers drawn by character designer Yūsuke Kozaki (Fire Emblem: Fates, No More Heroes) who provides the variant for Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #4, Kia Asamiya (Martian Successor Nadesico, Silent Möbius) drew the cover for Civil War #3, and Sana Takeda (X-23, X-Men: Fairy Tales) created the cover for X-Men ’92 #3.
Because I have done no art this week (staring at computer for 3 days doesn’t count) I thought I’d start to post some old, old stuff because urm I deleted the journal it belonged to and folks keep re-posting it linked to my old name.
This was for a Fairy Tales X-men Cherik thing on LJ I did in pencil. The story is of the Irish tale of the Fomorians, who were a powerful and dreadful supernatural race. In this case mutants. It’s war between two of the aspects of the triple goddess ‘
The Morrígan’. Raven (the crow) who is on the side of good and Emma (the crone) who is controlled and warped by the Shadow King (The third is
whose soul sword the Shadow King desires. All told by the meeting and falling in love of their main allys, Ravens brother and assassin Charles, and Emmas wolf Erik.
The comic in which Illyana fights Baba Yaga is one of my favorites, right up there with the one where X-Factor fights trolls. I guess I just like X-Men/fairy tale stuff. Weirdly, I just found X-Men: Fairy Tales kinda okay.
I don’t think that that joke works, Doug. I mean, Warlock is techno-organic, so I’m not sure how much of him is iron. I just thought it was interesting that Baba Yaga included Warlock in her child-eating plans. I don’t know, I’m just overthinking stuff. Ignore me.
The tale of Xavier and Magneto through the lens of “The Tortoise and the Eagle” fairy tale. Baker gives this adaptation an excellent look that balances the coarse graphite of his Nat Turner book that befits the African wilderness setting with just enough of a hint of cartoony anthropomorphism to suit the fairy tale form.