Monday, December 30, 2013

Jack Kirby Week

Not only is this unused cover for X-Men #10 the oldest unpublished cover featured on this blog, but it is also the earliest X-Men cover still in existence.  We've also got a version colored by a friend of Unpublished X-Men, Professor H!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Uncanny X-Mas!

This Marvel Subscription ad imposed Santa hats onto Marc Silvestri's X-Men.  I'm not sure what this image was originally produced for, but I'm fairly certain it was used on a coffee mug.  The image at bottom was taken from a comic produced for Marvel's stockholders.  There's some horrible photoshopping on Rogue's head because part of her face and hair was missing in the original publication.
Merry X-Mas, mutants!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Sam Kieth Weapon X

This unused Weapon X cover for Marvel Comics Presents was printed a few months later in issue #86. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

X-Men 50th Anniversary

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide celebrated 50 years of The X-Men this year with this cover by Mike Deodato.  The guide is available for purchase here:

Monday, December 16, 2013

Longshot Original Design

Ann Nocenti's original Longshot Bible included this character design by Carl Potts, which was later changed drastically by Art Adams.  The bible can be read in it's entirety in 2008's Longshot hardcover.

Image courtesy Marvel Comics of the 1980's

Friday, December 13, 2013

Blue Iceman

I posted the blue Iceman because I've never seen a blue Iceman before, and, to be honest with you, I wanted to see a blue Iceman.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

X-Men Revisited

This Marvel Super-Heroes Cover, featuring X-Men reprints, may have been the only Kirby X-Men rendition done after his original run on the title.

Monday, December 9, 2013

X-Factor Unknown (Updated)

Will's Comic Art Page has this unused X-Factor inventory page for sale.  If anyone knows who the artist was, please let us know! - Update!  John Trumbull and several other eagle eyed readers recognized these as Joe Stanton pencils, from an inventory story that was ultimately published in inventory clearing house Marvel Fanfare 50!  As an E-Man fan, I'm ashamed I didn't catch this myself.  Mark this one as published, and check out the color version below.

Friday, December 6, 2013

80's Storm

This cool sketch of 1980's Storm is one of several unearthed by 80's archeologist Jason Shayer at Marvel Comcis of the 1980's.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

X-Men Reunion

This is the best quality image I could find of this Joe Quesada poster, featuring everyone who had been a member of the X-Men at the time of publication.

Monday, December 2, 2013

More Mike Zeck

In the early days of this blog, I noted that Mike Zeck didn't do much X-Men art.  Will's Comic Art Page proved me wrong, with this promotional image of the Beast.  According to the site:
"The Beast was a piece of presentation art done for a sales presentation at Marvel Comics. Mike Zeck pencils, Joe Sinnott inks and it was colored later by Tom Smith. There are other pinups that were done for this presentation such as the Toad, the Blob and other X-Men characters as well."
If anyone knows about the other pinups, please feel free to contact me!

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