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24th August 2010

Ever Expanding

Going back to the Roots After the Ultimization of the logo, the next stop was what Claremont called the Core Book of the era, even though others would probably disagree with him on the matter. Peter Luzifer dived in and brought us the cast of Excalibur, taking us back to the main Marvel Universe.

Design by:Peter Luzifer

Charles Xavier, Freakshow, magneto, Karima Shapandar, Wicked, Shola Inkose, Callisto, Purge, Hub, Hack (left to right)
Images used:

- Xavier, Wicked and Freakshow from Excalibur (2nd series) #1
- Magneto, Karima and Shola from Excalibur (2nd series) #4
- Callisto and Hack from Excalibur (2nd series) #2
- Purge and Hub from Excalibur (2nd series) #3
Online:mid-October to December 2004

Love is in the Air To mark the month of February and its holiday, Valentine’s Day, we decided to get in touch with our romantic sides and feature some of those famous X-Men couplings. This month also saw the release the first version of the relationship map on the site.

Design by:Dean Clayton

Phoenix IV, Wolverine, Gambit, Rogue, Blink, Mimic, Cyclops, Emma Frost (left to right)
Images used:

- Jean and Logan from Uncanmny X-Men #394
- Gambit and Rogue from Gambit (3rd series) #16
- Blink and Mimic from Exiles #6
- Cyclops from New X-Men #118
- Emma from Emma Frost #3
Online:January to February 2005

Another Age To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Age of Apocalypse storyline, Marvel released a new mini-series. Naturally, we couldn't miss up the opportunity to join in the fun and update the logo to match.

Design by:Dean Clayton

Weapon X, Magneto, Jean Grey, Rogue, Colossus, Shadowcat, Sunfire, Apocalypse (left to right)
Images used:
all from X-Men: Age of Apocalypse One-Shot
Online:March to April 2005

Teasing the coming Onslaught As we were reaching the final stages of preparation for the Onslaught Event Month, it was decided we'd put a teaser logo on the site. The Sentinels were used because we thought a bit of misdirection was needed and make people think we might be doing a Technology Month instead. Of course, a few weeks later the truth was revealed.

Design by:Dean Clayton
Images used:
- all Sentinels from Ultimate X-Men #6
Online:early to mid-May 2005

Onslaught is here Probably the most anticipated and difficult Event Month to occur at the site up till this point, Onslaught arrived and, to tie in with the event, Onslaught took control of the logo.

Design by:Dean Clayton
Onslaught, X-Man, Franklin Richards, Professor X (left to right)
Images used:

- Onslaught from X-Men (2nd series) #53
- X-Man from X-Man Annual ‘96
- Franklin from Uncanny X-Men #336
- Xavier from Peter Sanderson’s Ultimate X-Men guide
Online:mid-May to mid-June 2005

Teasing again After trying some misdirection with Onslaught, we thought we would have another go and tease people with a Wolverine logo as a spotlight on the little fella is one of the most sought-after things on the site.

Design by:Dean Clayton
Wolverine, Ultimate Wolverine, Hugh Jackman/Wolverine (left to right)
Images used:

- Wolverine from Astonishing X-Men #1 variant
- Ultimate Wolverine from Ultimnate X-Men #41
- Hugh Jackman from a promo poster for X-2
Online:mid to late-June 2005

Bring on the Canadians So why tease Alpha Flight? Well, this logo was used to celebrate hitting 2500 summaries on the site and also the longest run of continuous summaries by a contributor, Daytripper (Steven Bishop), on a given title, the aforementioned Alpha Flight.

Design by:Peter Luzifer

Marrina, Northstar, Puck, Sasquatch, Guardian I, Shaman, Aurora, Snowbird, Box IV, Diamond Lil, Talisman II, Guardian II (left to right)
Images used:

- Marrina from Alpha Flight (1st series) #2
- Northstar, Puck, Guardian I, Shaman and Aurora from Alpha Flight (1st XXseries) #11
- Sasquatch and Snowbird from Alpha Flight (1st series) #16
- Box IV from Alpha Flight (1st series) #49
- Diamond Lil from Alpha Flight (1st series) #26
- Talisman from Alpha Flight (1st series) #19
- Guardian II from Alpha Flight (1st series) #61
Online:July 2005 to mid-August 2005