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Joe Zhang
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Posted: 03 June 2006 at 1:22pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Even from Stan Lee, that would have been silly. Though I'm sure the House of Idea will get around to swiping that idea too. 
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Oh, wait.

I know.

Xavier was a Nazi officer (secretly a Jew who had managed to hide his heritage) who abused Magneto, his brother (although neither knew that they were brothers at that time), at Auschwitz. After WWII, Xavier, a war criminal, started his school and founded the X-Men in an attempt to bury his past.

That'll "tilt the mirror" on all those crappy old stories, right? And there can be 17 variant covers, to boot.

 



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James Henry: Seeing these covers reminds me of something that's been bugging me for a while.  I have a distinct memory of seeing a JB cover of Classic X-Men # 16 (reprinting X-Men #109) when I was a kid, but the only cover I can find in comic stores or online is the Art Adams cover.

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The cover you're remembering, James, is most likely the Alpha Flight issue that reprints (with new material) the story from X-Men #109.  JB did an "After Cockrum" version of X-Men #109's cover -- I believe it was Alpha Flight #17 or something.

I believe JB did at least one Classic X-Men cover for the issue reprinting "The Fate of the Phoenix" (unless this art was used somewhere else first):



found a copy of the cover-- awesome.  Like a DVD "alternate angle" image. 


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Jean in her green and gold outfit, as depicted above by JB, always got my heart pumping...Neal did a great version of her as well.

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Yeah, that's a great moment in X-Men # 137, when Jean shows up wearing her old outfit, wanting to end the way she began (as Marvel Girl).
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Thanks, Mark.  That's exactly right.  I'm not sure why I thought it was a Classic X-Men issue.  Perhaps it's because Alpha Flight #17 reprints some of X-Men #109 and came out in roughly the same time frame as the Classic series.

More to the point, I remember seeing JB's amazing art on the cover of Alpha Flight #17 and then later seeing X-Men #109 with Cockrum's cover and JB's interior art and wondering why on earth JB didn't do the original cover.

I like Cockrum's art as much as the next X-Men fan, but in my opinion, JB's art is in a completely different tier.  In any case, it's been really great to see JB's renderings of some of these other X-Men covers as end pages for these bound volumes.

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