Friday, October 1, 2010

1982 - X-Men Graphic Novel & Neal Adams

A couple of weeks after Neal Adams had started drawing the graphic novel, Jim Shooter, Marvel’s editor-in-chief, told him “I can’t put the contract together. I can’t do it.” Neal had insisted on a contract that wasn’t a work-made-for-hire agreement. Shooter then turned to Brent Anderson and the rest is history.

Here are Adams' pages:

Interestingly, Adams’ opening scene has Magneto being attacked by the Purifiers whereas the final product had that rather controversial opening with the Purifiers killing the two young mutants and Magneto coming across their bodies.


  1. neal adams was supposed to draw god loves man kills? you sir, just blew my mind.

  2. Would have been soooo cool. Too bad Adams and Shooter couldn't have come to some kind of compromise...

  3. my goodness Jason where ever do you find these things? great pencils! take a trip to the past in the new TRON Legacy trailer. in just a about 3 seconds we get some Black Hole movie art, a Rubix cube and the cover of ROM 26. and just as a bonus you can also catch a peak at a shapely lady in a smokin hot Black Widow costume. all in today's posting:

  4. Given Neal Adams' difficulty in clear storytelling in his artwork, I'd say it's for the best.



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