Friday, March 23, 2012

Siege Fantabulous

AvX! Sort of. New drawings of old fave Marvel rosters.

Uncanny X-Men, 1989
Psylocke, Storm, Colossus, Rogue, Havok, Longshot, Wolverine, Dazzler.

The “Legends” team faked their deaths to become more proactive and to secretly deal with serious threats to mutantkind like the Marauders and Mr. Sinister. The heroes actually died during Fall of the Mutants, but were resurrected by the goddess Roma. I like this focused, Australia-based team; they went after their targets, couldn’t be detected by mechanical sensors, and even made Christmas better for the Reavers’ theft victims.

West Coast Avengers, 1989
Human Torch (Jim Hammond), Wonder Man, Vision, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Wasp, Dr. Pym, US Agent.

John Byrne really shook things up during his run; Wanda Maximoff lost her husband (the android Vision) and fake children (Billy and Tommy). Wonder Man refused to share his brain patterns after the Vision was rebuilt (these gave him a personality the first time), because Wondy’s in love with Wanda. She became furious with her “ineffectual human” teammates, snapped, and became a super-villainess for a time. Good times.

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