Friday, November 9, 2012
Here's a colorful cover for the original Uncanny X-Men #38 by Dan Adkins. It's a ferociously energetic cover with fights galore. The Vanisher shoots at an elusive Beast, the Blob binds the Angel in a painful grip, and Marvel Girl levitates some baddies in a column of extreme discomfort it seems. Lots going on.
Here's the a look behind the scenes at the original artwork sans color. The action is just as frenetic and the textures are almost overhwhelming. GCD says that John Romita did some alterations to this cover. I'm guessing it might be seen in the figure of Marvel Girl.
For some reason the Dan Adkins cover was a re-do I'm guessing of this Don Heck effort which illustrates exactly the same scene. I'm guessing this Heck offering was deemed not potent enough for the newsstands of the day and the Adkins replacement was ordered. With color I think this one is at least as good, so I don't quite get the reason, but then who am I to second guess the great and powerful Stan.