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Paul Greer
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I was thinking something more fantastic....
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I like the sound of this.
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I was thinking something more fantastic....

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I like the sound of this.

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Before anyone gets too excited, remember there is an 800lb gorilla in the room. One that was introduced years after I left UNCANNY--but introduced by me (with help).

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Been scripting pages, and finding it hard to get back into the rhythms. For the past few years I have been typing my scripts ON THE PAGE, ballooning as I went. Strange to go back to...

12 STORM: And I have dealt with your kind before!

13 STORM: SPRITE! Get under cover!

14 CAPTION: Kitty is not yet used to her code name.

15 CAPTION: It takes her a moment to react.

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Man, this series can not start soon enough!
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aaaawesome!!!

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That copy is from the second “issue,” which features a bunch of the team in civvies!
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I am so looking forward to seeing every issue.  Whether on the stands or here in the forum.
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Original art question - are these going to be inked on the page, or inked via overlay? And will Jim be selling pages at some point in the future?
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JB: That copy is from the second “issue,” which features a bunch of the team
in civvies!

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Something Chris Claremont might have requested!

Although, iirc, he might have suggested something more like "Ororo is in the
mansion, talking to Kitty while wearing, let's say, jeans and a t-shirt."

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Something Chris Claremont might have requested!

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Hence my exclamation point!

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Something Chris Claremont might have requested!
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Hence my exclamation point!

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Civvies and the Shi'ar -- some things are just baked in!
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JB: SPRITE!

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Happy to hear this

I never cared for the name "Shadowcat"


Edited to make "Shadowcat" one word...


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JB: Before anyone gets too excited, remember there is an 800lb gorilla in the room. One that was introduced years after I left UNCANNY--but introduced by me (with help).

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I assume you mean this gorilla...




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Larry Gil
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Oh man...I loved JB's Avengers...here's hoping we also get some kind of guest appearance or storyline:)
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I’m not hoping anything other than for this series to actually happen. 
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“Shadowcat” showed up, as I recall, around the time of publication of Robert Heinlein’s novel THE CAT WHO WALKED THROUGH WALLS.
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Original art question - are these going to be inked on the page, or inked via overlay? And will Jim be selling pages at some point in the future?

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I’ve asked that they be shot to blue line for inking.

And, yes, whatever happens Jim will eventually be selling the pages.

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Before anyone gets too excited, remember there is an 800lb gorilla in the room. 

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I’d love to see these X-Men fight the Red Ghost!
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The Red Ghost is not a mutant!
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Shadowcat was Kitty's codename around the time I started really getting into comics, so I just accepted the name back then. Reflecting on it, I'm not sure the name has ever made any sense to me. It would serve the character better, I think, to be codenamed Sprite, not just in the context of Elsewhen, but every when.

Also, reading JB's brief excerpt from his script above (and the panels we have seen) makes me realise how much more fun this original, creator's-intent version of the character is (and sorta briefly was) than the character she very quickly ended up morphing into.
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Philippe Negrin
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The French version of Sprite for some time was "étincelle" which means Spark ! Well Nighcrawler was Diablo (which was a problem) Storm was Tornade and Wolverine was Serval which is a totally different animal ( a small cheetah-related feline from Africa !). Then LUG  decided to stop translating names. Anyway Kitty's name was a problem both in the original and French version. It's funny how it was difficult to find a good name for such a great character...maybe because her civilian name was so perfect...Are there other examples ?
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I thought turning Marvel Girl into "Phoenix" was brilliant because it fit much better with the mythological theme of the other original X-Men like Cyclops and Angel (with Iceman and Beast close enough).  Likewise, "Sprite" fit in just right.  "Shadowcat" made no sense!  (Good name for an 80's martial arts movie though!)
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John I've an art question related to these pages: do you use some kind of fixative on the pencils to preserve them after they're done?   
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If I do end up selling the pencil pages, I’ll probably use a heavy fixative to prevent them being inked.
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