Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Art of Homage # 43: X-Men # 101/50 (1st Phoenix, 1st Polaris)

(Uncanny) X-Men # 101 is usually the
homaged cover in question that most people
attribute to like images.
And, it is a classic, purely cool
Dave Cockrum cover spotlighting
the introduction of Phoenix.

But I say that image itself is owing in
at least part of its inspiration to the above
work by Jim Steranko, from X-Men # 50
from many years prior!

The composition is varied slightly,
but it's still the prominent debut of a
powerful (X) woman which has the other
characters beneath them in lesser positions!

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