Tuesday, March 28, 2017

X-Men #34 and Dan Adkins

1967's X-Men #34 was an early Marvel penciling assignment for Dan Adkins, and back then the fanzines quickly pointed out just how heavily he'd relied on reference--check out just a few examples below (there are many more in the issue; take a look through it). Naturally Adkins looked to the Kirby X-Men issues for guidance--but guess what comic the second panel (Angel flying) is based on.

XMen 34 Dan Adkins
1967: X-Men #34  Dan Adkins

Okay, here's the breakdown:

X-Men 34 Dan Adkins
1967: X-Men #34  DanAdkins
Yes, the pose is a standard one. Adkins repositions Angel a bit.
X-Men 11 Lee-Kirby
1965: X-Men #11  Jack Kirby

X-Men 34 MoleMan
1967: X-Men #34 Adkins
Jack Kirby Captain America Suspense
1964: Tales of Suspense #60  Jack Kirby

X-Men 34 Dan Adkins
1967: X-Men #34 Dan Adkins
X-Men 10 Cyclops Marvel Girl
1964: X-Men #8  Jack Kirby

X-Men 34 Dan Adkins
1967: X-Men #34  Dan Adkins
X-Men 10 Ka-Zar Iceman
1965: X-Men #10  Jack Kirby

Go to the head of the class if you remembered that Panel 2 has been featured on Panelocity😏

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