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Will Grief
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Posted: 20 March 2017 at 10:36pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

JB:

On the color guide from the splash of Uncanny X-men #116 (and presumably the original art)...it's missing the typical 'intro copy' (standard blurb on top of the opening splash) and instead has a comment "Roger: Please have intro copy re-set to include Phoenix & re-do the cover character box to include her as well!!"  I assume that's a comment to Roger Stern (the editor).

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1.  Was this Jim Shooter writing this comment?  Or was it maybe Chris Claremont?
2.  Why was Phoenix never added, especially after that direction in the comment?
3.  When you ultimately redid the character box that first appeared on #123, you switched around Wolverine and Banshee...any particular reason for that?
4.  Unrelated question...was there any particular reason you can recall why Terry Austin did the cover to #123?

Thanks!

-Will


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Posted: 20 March 2017 at 10:47pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I got nothin'!
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Will Grief
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Posted: 21 March 2017 at 12:05am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Aww...oh well.
Thank you for the quick response!

Does anyone happen to have contact info for any of the other players who might have an answer?  Thanks!

-Will


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Richard Stevens
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answer or no answer, it is super cool to see those color guides and notes!
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answer or no answer, it is super cool to see those color guides and notes!

Ah, those happy, halcyon days of yore, when a peek behind the scenes really showed something interesting! Primitive by today's standards, yes, but there were layers to the work that have disappeared over the years, especially since computers took over such a large part of the process!

(Humph! I just Googled in search of any images of those "rows of housewives" who did the separations for World Color, and found nothing.)

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