Monday, July 25, 2011

X-Men and The New Teen Titans #1 - Walt Simonson art & cover

Walt Simonson
X-Men and The New Teen Titans v1 #1, 1982 - While certainly not the first DC/Marvel crossover, this one-shot issue is the first among two super-teams. Both the X-men and New Teen Titans were extremely popular during this era, thanks to their respective writer/artist teams. X-men author Chris Claremont contributes the story but the artwork is assigned to Walt Simonson rather than series artists John Byrne or George Perez. Simonson handles the art confidently, incorporating seven full page illustrations and one double-page spread. Arguably the best splash is Darkseid's summoning of the Dark Phoenix on page 36. Some pages are drawn better than others, but there are enough highlights to impress devotees of both super-hero teams. This is number 1 of 1 X-men and New Teen Titans issues with Simonson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Simonson or X-men and New Teen Titans issues. See also this blog's Simonson checklist.
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Simonson wraparound cover pencils (Terry Austin inks) = ***
Simonson inside front cover pencils and inks = ***
"Apokolips Now" Simonson story pencils (Terry Austin inks) 64 pages = ***
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Walt Simonson
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1 comment:

  1. Well I am afraid that we'll have to agree to disagree on this one. I'm sure it's not because it rocked my 12 year old world either that today I'm biased in thinking this is one gorgeous book. :0)