Thursday, October 10, 2013

Claremont and Lee's X-Men

 Found over at:, as well, I've seen going around on Tumblr, so I thought I'd see if anyone knows that this was for?

It looks to be circa 1991. Jean's costume was obviously never used. Thinking it might have been an promo piece. If you know more about it, please let me know.


  1. There are a few images floating around like this. I always assumed these were promo pieces for the Muir Island Saga before X-Men #1 but there are things like different costumes on characters and different line-ups that make me think these might be experimentations for the series' new direction.

  2. Actually, in my search I just found this forum thread about where the images came from:

  3. Here's another site with info about this time period:

    With there being so many images of odd rosters and differing costumes around this time (1990-91) I think it's safe to say that plans for X-Men #1 and Uncanny #281 were set in stone last minute. It seems like Claremont wanted things to go one way but editorial pushed him in another. It makes sense, seeing as he left 3 issues into the new X-Men series over issues with editorial (Mainly how they sided with Jim Lee on issues since he was the new, young, hot talent).

  4. Aaaaand one more post about this:

    I find this really interesting. I've always viewed the early 90's X-Men as "my" version of the team since it's when I discovered them. I actually saw Chris Claremont at NYCC today, I wonder if he remembers what these images were all about.



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