Monday, April 5, 2010

John Byrne's re-interpretation of a classic Wolverine moment from X-Men 132

Surely all fans of the Claremont/Byrne X-Men run remember this panel from the very last page of Uncanny X-Men #132 (1980)!

Wolverine in last panel of Uncanny X-Men 132, 1980, Byrne and Austin

After being dumped in the sewers, Wolverine vowed to open up a can of whup-ass on the Hellfire Club, which he did in the next issue.  It was an exciting image, with the shadows of the sewer grate above shining down on Wolvy's costume.

John Byrne X-Men Portfolio Wolverine

John Byrne re-interpreted this moment for an illustration that appeared in his X-Men portfolio in 1993.  This version features a lot more muck and sewer gunk that surrounds Wolverine--a truly awful place to be!

Art of John Byrne Wolverine

Here's the pen & ink version of this illustration.  I imagine that some art collectors have commissioned similar pieces?  If so, please share them in the comments below.  Nuff Said!

1 comment:

  1. Cool pictures! There's a comic that Shadowcat says the same thing.