This is the movie poster I really, really wanted for this flick. A recreation of the absolutely iconic Uncanny X-Men #141. Thankfully, there were promo shots of Wolverine and Kitty that (generally) worked, with just a little tweaking. Some notes:
- I labeled Colossus, Storm and Magneto as “apprehended”, as they were on the original cover, to convey the dire nature of the situation. Too many blanks would’ve looked odd. And we can pretend they at one time WERE apprehended, because… Well, it’s a crapsack world. Iceman is the only one whose status is changed, because he was listed as “SLAIN” on the original cover.
- I kept Cyclops and Jean on, because I had good promo pics of them.
- I replaced Banshee and Havok with Mystique and Rogue, because the only pics I have of them are in the 60s.
- I took advantage of the Sentinel propaganda poster for Rule of Cool.
This took me quite a while to do and I’m very proud of how it turned out!
Thanks to NYU, I get to set foot inside the absolutely ridiculous MLB Fan Cave in a few weeks. I know very little about baseball, but man, I loved going to minor league and spring training games when I was growing up in Tucson. And, of course, being a kid when the D-backs won the world series was insane. I still freak out about that time I met Curt Schilling at TEP when I was like 12.
Just last year I used to walk by the Fan Cave building every dreary day I was in grad school, dreaming of making friends with this totally reasonable neon orange giant octopus that I could see just beyond the windows.
And here we are, fulfilling childhood and adult dreams all at once. If a giant orange octopus isn’t a sign of success, I don’t know what is.