Thursday, June 12, 2008

A "Lost" page of Dave Cockrum's X-Men [courtesy of Alter Ego]

Here is something really neat, cool & groovy (not to mention "awesome").

The latest issue of TwoMorrows magazine, Alter Ego #78 has arrived at your local comics shop, and among other interesting features there to be found is this "lost" page of X-Men art by the late, great Dave Cockrum.

Apparently when plans for "Giant-Size X-Men #2" were originally scrapped in favor of continuing with new material in their own title (which had become a reprint-only series), the planned content was divided into issues #94 and #95 of the regular, bi-monthly X-Men series, and this excellent page simply got cut. Just look at those lush, full pencils and you too will salivate at the incredible talent that Cockrum brought to his 1970's efforts.

Now, if only the late Sam Grainger was still around to ink this bad boy. Sigh!

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