X-Men #139 cover by John Byrne & Terry Austin. 1980.
The first color image is the published cover. Below it is a fan colored version using John’s coloring notes as seen on the original page and posted above for ease of reading.
I’m not aware if Glynis Wein did the colors or not on the published cover and why they are different from John’s notes. Anyone?
I can only speculate. I think that the editors thought that people were still getting used to Wolverine’s “new look”. As evidence I give you the Marvel box on the upper left of the cover. Wolverine in yellow. I also think (I can’t remember) that John wanted to change the X-Men generic uniform to black and white. I think that in any argument about coloring, John wins, as these changes are minute, but can add much to the plotting.
I had chill bumps and a few tears at the end of Flatline. He’s back. Stop reading now if you don’t get how a fictional creation can feel real sometimes.
This is a ‘person’ I’ve loved since before I was a teenager, before I was a man, before I even knew what kind of man I wanted to be. And it’s probably not exaggeration to say that the Doctor (Troughton/Pertwee/Baker/Davison) helped me make decisions about character that guide me to this day. So when I felt that the show had lost that essential core early in the season, I was really upset. This episode, and Capaldi’s moment above, just made me very happy.
I haven’t seen the new season yet and I’m not as invested in The Doctor as some. I’ll get around to it eventually. Speaking for myself, I never liked the few episodes after any regeneration. To steal a word from Admiral Al Calavicci, I don’t appreciate it when The Doctor’s brain has been “swiss cheesed.” This may, again, be a case of The Doctor filling in the gaps.
this is a necessity for me
dude the oxford comma is the shit i am all up on that bitch like woo woo
all right, you’ve convinced me.
Always Oxford comma.
I was kinda on the fence for the last couple of months. Back on it.
Charlton Comics - November 1975 - November 1976 (7 issues)
My first exposure to John Byrne was issue six. An issue entirely devoted to Commander Koenig trying to rescue himself from a damaged Eagle transporter. Loved it. Much better than the actual series.