Thursday, June 2, 2011

X-Men by Wildstorm/DC artist Oliver Nome

Oliver Nome on DeviantArt. Thanks, slacker! ;)

8 comments:

psyknight said...

This is just plain adorable. <3

FSaker said...

Really cute! 90s Blue Team rocked, it's still one of the best X-Men formations yet!

But Jubilee is missing...

JJ.Froud said...

So cute! How awesome would it be if the blue team was reformed after Schism... I think I would actually die happy!

FSaker said...

@JJ.Froud - It would be nice, indeed. Sadly, it's not gonna happen, at least not this year, with Wolverine and Cyclops going mad at each other in Schism, and Beast angry with both of them because of the X-Force's activities...

Rahsaan said...

I'm still wondering why Storm no longer has a leadership role and has not been mentioned as relevant during Schism. She was pretty awesome back in the day, and had no problem opposing Cyke's views and made a great leader. That was when Claremont wrote strong women.

FSaker said...

@Rahsaan - The logical excuse would be that she's too busy being Wakanda's queen to also take leadership of the X-Men (although I'm not sure if T'Challa is still king of Wakanda after Doomwar).

The real explanation is sadder: apparently, neither the X-editors nor any of the current writers seem to be interested in her. Really, the only titles where Storm actually got more than small cameos were Gischler's X-Men and Gage's Astonishing X-Men (both irrelevant to the overall X-scenario). And even in them she didn't really do much...

treysome said...

You can tell who the editors/writers favorites just by looking at the xbooks. Sadly most x-men are unused.

K~ said...

Good points made above. I think everything has been done with Storm. No matter what a writer tries to do with her, it has been done before & better. I think that is an intimidating thought to have going into deciding whether to write Ororo or not.
She is a fantastic character but I imagine her having a happy ending, rather than another rehash moment (although I'm sure there can be unique ideas, it just seems no one wants to go there.. not to mention editors hardly accept them)
Psylocke looks great, all these cute little Blue teamers haha. Is she wearing a purple outfit? I'll have to zoom in