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24th August 2010

Event Management

Event Month: Where no X-Men Logo has gone before So there is this guy who comes up with this crazy idea of having a whole load of updates on a daily basis for one particular aspect of the X-Men Universe (no wait, actually it was two guys). Next thing you know, they create something called the Event Month and somewhere along the line we thought it'd be cool to switch the logo for the month, so we did.

As it wasn't conceived of until the last minute, the creation of the logo came down to using images already created for the various articles for the Event Month, with the exception of the Xavier image which was done by making use of the already cut image from the previous logo, though in a different spot.

Design by:Dean Clayton
Characters: Binary, Hepzibah, Lilandra, Raza, Corsair, D'Ken, Ch'od, Deathbird, Gladiator and Xavier (left to right)
Images used:

- Binary and Lilandra from X-Men Spotlight on... The Starjammers #2
- Hepzibah, Corsair and Ch’od from Starjammers #1
- Raza from Avengers (1st series) #350
- D’Ken from Uncanny X-Men #107
- Deathbird from Avengers (1st series) #346
- Gladiator from Uncanny X-Men #275
- Xavier from promo art for New X-MenOnline:
August 2001

Staying out for the Summers Somewhere down the line, those same two geniuses thought that the Event Month was a pretty good concept and could be done again, so in the middle of February the second event occurred. This time is featured the Summers Family and the logo switched again to highlight the “Summers Month.” In retrospect, the only downside was that obviously no one thought about including Havok in that image.

Design by:Dean Clayton
Characters: Dark Phoenix, Cyclops, Cable, Nate Grey and Rachel Summers (left to right)
Images used:

- Dark Phoenix from Uncanny X-Men #387
- Cyclops from New X-Men #118
- Cable from Cable (2nd series) #100
- X-Man and Rachel from Trading Card sets
Online:mid-February to mid-March 2002

The Beginning of the End Eventually, the site staff opted for having a third event, and this time we knew well in advance what topic was going to be covered. In the weeks leading up to the actual release, we put up a teaser to hint at the future event month’s topic. Slowly but surely a crystal wave started washing over the old logo, and diehard fans knew that it could mean only one thing – a return to the Age of Apocalypse. There were overall four stages of this image, the final one having the entire logo crystallized. The image of the crystal wave was given some transparency to still see the original image underneath.

Design by:Dean Clayton
Characters:same as the original logo
Images used:crystal wave from Generation X #4
Online:October 2002

Welcome to the Logo of Apocalypse And, once the site audience had been tortured long enough, and the Third Event Month eventually started, the Uncanny Logo was once more altered. This time, to mirror the title “Uncanny X-Men” having been replaced by “Amazing X-Men,” for the duration of this mega-crossover we slapped that book’s logo right on top of our regular Uncanny X-Men.Net logo, along with a number of familiar, yet changed faces.

Design by:Dean Clayton
Characters: Shadowcat, Banshee, Storm, Sunfire, Angel and Apocalypse (left to right)
Images used:

- Shadowcat, Banshee and Angel from Peter Sanderson’s Ultimate X-Men guide
- Storm from Astonishing X-Men (1st series) #1
- Sunfire from Astonishing X-Men (1st series) #3
- Apocalypse from Age of Apocalypse: The Chosen
Online:November 2002