Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Avengers X-Men 1993 Crossover Posters by Adam Hughes, Liam Sharp
Today marks the release of Avengers vs X-Men #1, celebrated in comic shops all over the nation. I read the first issue and it has as good an excuse for a fight as any that Marvel has produced. The Avengers fought the X-Men during the 1980s in a mini-series that was forgettable. But did you remember the 1990s crossover event? Bloodties was the name and Marvel Age #129 featured this Adam Hughes cover marking the occasion. I've always thought an Avengers X-Men conflict was rife with untapped potential, since many Avengers members (Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver) are also mutants.
Marvel Age #129 also featured one half of a poster drawn by Liam Sharp and inked by Mark Farmer. I almost thought this was Silvestri at first but it wasn't quite right. You can see the Jim Lee designed X-Men costumes. Captain America's wings sticking out remind me of Rob Liefield.
Marvel Age #130 featured the second half of Sharp's poster. Dig the Image-style 90s style here, especially Crystal. She's wearing a jacket that can't possibly be buttoned around her massive chest and her waist is teeny tiny. Never liked Black Knight wearing a leather jacket either. I'm glad this look has faded into the past. Nuff Said!