Saturday, March 11, 2006

Uncanny power

I often come back to the same cyphers repeatedly, the iconic images I saw first as a young man. This one always stuck with me -- not because the issue it was featured on was so good, but rather because of the power that penciler Jim Lee heaps upon this page. Sure, the blast is rendered as a series of concentric circles compassed in there, but the idea is what's unique here... only in a few other cases have I seen a series flag integrated into the cover design. Eisner would do it. Steranko, too.

Havok is going SO shithouse on the X-Men that he's blown the fucking logo to bits. Take that Professor Xavier, you pisshead.