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Panel Of The Day 6/12/15

Taking a cue from a previous panel of the day when we featured a comic book ad we bring you 1987’s The Fall Of The Mutants.

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After the unexpected success of the Mutant Massacre crossover the year before featuring (the then current X-Titles) Uncanny X-Men, X-Factor and New Mutants Marvel demanded more. For better or worse going forward we’d now more or less get a company mandated X crossover yearly. Some were ok and some were pretty fucking far from ok (X-Cutioner’s Song I’m looking in your direction). However with this particular crossover the events of each title don’t intersect or dovetail like the previous Mutant Massacre. Here the idea for the crossover is more thematic where each team undergoes a very big and relatively dark change. This is where in the pages of X-Factor Angel first became Archangel, a horseman of Apocalypse spinning out of the events of the last crossover. The X-Men die in an epic battle in Dallas only to be resurrected of course but the world at large watches them die on the news. They are given the Siege Perilous which will come into play a little further down the line and change X-Men history forever.  The New Mutants well…they did New Mutant type things but it did result in the death of member Doug Ramsey.

It’s a pretty dark period for Marvel’s Merry Mutants and this in house comic ad by then X-Men artist Alan Davis perfectly showcases that perfectly.

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Panel Of The Day 12/26/14

Precious little is actually known about this, but sources indicate that in 1981 Frank Miller and Roger Stern were going to be paired together on a Doctor Strange book. This original art was an ad that ran in February of the same year in different Marvel titles. However, the book never ended up panning out due to the creator’s schedules so all we have is this art and what could have been.

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Pulp Corner: Joelle Jones’ Vintage Ad Parodies

When I stumbled upon these ads by comic book artist Joelle Jones, I knew I was looking at something special. They perfectly evoke that vintage ad flavor but also add a sinister element to the “bored housewife” idea. This would form the basis behind Jones’ upcoming miniseries with Jamie S. Rich called Lady Killer. To check out more of her work as well as information on Lady Killer you can cruise on over to Joelle’s website.

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