by Esad Ribic
Stumbled across these fantastic depictions of the X-men that I had to share. Artist Daniel Barajas is pretty frickin impressive. I love the way he has re-imagined these characters. Check out the rest of his work, here.
A trippy sequence of panels from New X-Men #121, by Frank Quitely
Jean Grey is inside Professor X’s mind, trying to free him from possession by his evil twin (yes, really). She uses the bricks from that big arch behind her to build a bridge out the tower where the Professor is imprisoned.
Notice her hair making the shape of the Phoenix emblem in the last panel. :)
(During that particular month in 2001, Marvel had some kind of challenge for all its creators — tell a story without using any dialogue. I think Morrison and Quitely succeeded admirably in doing that!)
…to sacrifice her life to save us.
Jean Grey commission. This paper is tricky.
Jean Grey (Marvel Girl)
"The great Jean Grey."
"I was just thinking that."
Lemme say this first: Jean Grey=Hard to Redesign. For ME, how do you NOT use the Phoenix influence? I tried not to, but in the end, my Jean is the powerful “I hate Broccoli People” version. Almost broke my 3 color rule to her uniform….ALMOST.
All New X-Men #23 Variant by Dale Keown
I'm always Jean. And I'm always the Phoenix. I died. I scattered in a trillion directions. And then I started to pull together again. But I'm starting to see now... Parts of me never came home.