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24th August 2010

Things Far Removed

Magnetic Event Horizon With there being less contributors on the site and those few having less personal spare time at their disposal, we decided that the Magneto month would be the last event month for a very long time. That was also the reason why we wanted this specific event to shine, which is also apparent by the logo we created for it. The main part shows the variation incarnations of Magneto himself, while the add-on features his three adult children, all of which are mutants too.

Design by:Peter Luzifer

Magneto, Joseph, Xorn, camp inmate, Eric the Red, infant, Eric Magnus Lehnsherr, Polaris, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver (left to right)
Images used:

- Magneto from Uncanny X-Men #150
- Joseph from X-Men Annual '97
- Xorn from New X-Men (1st series) #13
- camp inmate and Polaris from Peter Sanderson’s Ultimate X-Men guide
- Eric the Red from Uncanny X-Men #350
- infant from X-Men (1st series) #104
- Eric Magnus Lehnsherr from Uncanny X-Men #196
- Scarlet Witch from Avengers (3rd series) #4
- Quicksilver from New X-Men (1st series) #132
Online:mid August to September 2007

Season of the Witch When we were about to release the Magneto material, we came to realize that we had prepared way too many issue summaries to go along with it. That’s why we excluded a significant deal of Scarlet Witch-centric issue summaries, which we then published over the course of five weeks. The logo demonstrates how much Wanda Maximoff changed over the years as a character.

Design by:Binaryan (Ryan Jones) & Peter Luzifer

Scarlet Witch, Scarlet Witch, Scarlet Witch, Scarlet Witch, Scarlet Witch, Scarlet Witch, Scarlet Witch, Scarlet Witch (left to right)
Images used:

- crying Wanda from House of M #1
- Wanda showing her new costume from Avengers: The Crossing
- hex-casting Wanda from X-Men '97 Timelines Card Set
- thinking Wanda from Marvel Fanfare (1st series) #35
- dark Wanda from Avengers West Coast #60
- dancing Wanda from Avengers (3rd series) #19
- Chtonic Wanda from Avengers (1st series) #186
- spell-casting Wanda from Avengers/Thunderbolts #2
Online:October to November 2007

X-Mas Down Under This logo actually combines two themes in one. It not only was a good choice for the time of the year, but it also uses the X-Men roster of a very specific era in the team’s history. Having gone underground and letting the entire world believe them dead, the X-Men celebrated a rather unique Christmas in the Australian Outback by returning the stolen goods they found in the Reavers’ base to their rightful owners all over the world. The incredible feat was made more so in that they managed to do accomplish it in just one night, thanks to Longshot’s psychometric touch and Gateway’s teleportation skills.

Design by:Peter Luzifer

Colossus, Rogue, Havok, Psylocke, Dazzler, Storm, Wolverine (left to right)
Images used:

all from Marvel's subscription advertisement in winter 1989, for example in X-Factor (1st series) #48
Online:December 2007 to mid January 2008

Messiah Complex The first new mutant being born after M-Day caused a desperate struggle between the X-Men, the Marauders, the Acolytes, the Reavers and the Purifiers. Each group wanted to reach the child first, each for their own reasons. Although the X-Men ultimately saved her by sending her into the future with Cable, they were betrayed by one of their own. This logo marks this drastic turning point in the mutants’ lives.

Design by:Dean Clayton
Characters: Wolverine, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Purifiers (left to right)
Images used:

- Wolverine, Colossus and Nightcrawler from Uncanny X-Men #492
- Purifiers from X-Men: Messiah Complex one-shot
Online:mid January to mid February 2008

They grow up so fast The logo showing the New Mutants roster during Louise Simonson’s tenure as their writer marks something new in decision-making regarding the logo design. While before it was just the two people actually working on the logos who would decide which themes were the next to be showcased, we now started accepting suggestions and requests from the remaining site staff. This specific logo, like several others further down, was suggested by Daytripper.

Design by:Peter Luzifer

Wolfsbane, Warlock, Rictor, Cannonball, Boom-Boom, Sunspot, Skids, Rusty, Mirage II (left to right)
Images used:

- Wolfsbane from New Mutants (1st series) #73
- Warlock from New Mutants (1st series) #49
- Rictor from New Mutants (1st series) #79
- Cannonball and Sunspot from New Mutants (1st series) #75
- Boom-Boom and Rusty from New Mutants (1st series) #74
- Skids from New Mutants (1st series) #85
- Mirage II from New Mutants Annual #4
Online:mid February to mid March 2008

Knights of the Round Table One year after we had used the New Excalibur logo, we realized that we had never showcased the stars of the original book – an oversight that could easily be fixed. Being huge fans of the series, Ruth and Millenniumcyke were quite happy to see this logo go live.

Design by:Peter Luzifer

Lockheed, Phoenix III, Meggan, Widget, Captain Britain, Shadowcat, Nightcrawler, Cerise, Kylun, Micromax (left to right)
Images used:

- Lockheed from Excalibur (1st series) #12
- Phoenix III, Meggan, Captain Britain and Nightcrawler from Excalibur (1st XXseries) #48
- Widget from Excalibur (1st series) #42
- Shadowcat from Excalibur (1st series) #1
- Cerise from Excalibur (1st series) #57
- Kylun from Excalibur (1st series) #67
- Micromax from Excalibur (1st series) #49
Online:mid March to late April 2008

Mutant Target Locked… Terminate To celebrate the 4000th entry of the site’s summary section, we came up with the Sentinel fortnight, two weeks in which we published crossover entries, Bring on the Bad Guys articles and spotlight entries all related to the subject. Naturally, a logo to match the mini-event was needed. As two of our staff members would later point out, it was “quite possibly the oddest assemblage of characters we’ve ever had in a logo”… “and yet it works” somehow.

Design by:Binaryan (Ryan Jones) & Peter Luzifer

Conscience, Karima Shapandar, Bastion, Dr. Stephen Lang, Nimrod, Dr. Bolivar Trask, Henry Peter Gyrich, Sebastian Shaw (left to right)
Images used:

- Conscience from Marvel Comics Presents (1st series) #22
- Karima from Excalibur (2nd series) #13
- Bastion from Cable (2nd series) #46
- Stephen Lang from X-Men (1st series) #100
- Nimrod from Uncanny X-Men #208
- Bolivar Trask from Uncanny X-Men #minus 1
- Henry Peter Gyrich and Sebastian Shaw from the Deluxe Edition of the XXOriginal Handbook of the Marvel Universe
Online:late April to May 2008

At least they are nice to look at Something old was to be followed by something new again… the New Exiles. Some odd ten issues after Chris Claremont had taken over the book, the title was re-launched with a new #1. Unfortunately, the fabled writer never seemed to get the hang of the Exiles as a concept. He filled the cast of the one book that could draw the most extreme and drastically changed characters from all across the multiverse with all his own creations and favorite characters: Psylocke, Kitty Pryde, Rogue, Sabretooth and Sage. Additionally, his greatest strength – carefully laid-out subplots that unfold over time – was out of place in a book that lived from short, self-contained arcs, each new mission being a potential jumping-on point for new readers. The art by Tom Grummet was great though.

Design by:Peter Luzifer

Sage, Mystiq, Sabretooth, Morph, Rogue, Psylocke, Gambit, Cat (left to right)
Images used:

- Sage from New Excalibur #16
- Mystiq and Morph from Exiles #100
- Sabretooth and Cat from New Exiles #1
- Rogue from New Exiles #2
- Psylocke from New Exiles #3
- Gambit from New Exiles #4
Online:June to August 2008

Who are these strangers staring back at me? A new logo was over-due, so a quick fix was needed. Surely the line-up of X-Men 2099 was an odd choice of theme about a decade after the series had been published. While usually there’s always at least one or two characters in a logo that every site visitor would recognize, there were even several members of the site staff, like sixhoursoflucy who had not seen any of these characters before. For those who weren’t into comics back then, Marvel’s 2099 line featured several titles all set in an alternate future in the year 2099. Some of them were quite interesting concepts and, if you are not familiar with the series, you should check them out.

Design by:Peter Luzifer

Skullfire, La Lunática, Xi’an, Meanstreak, Krystalin, Halloween Jack, Cerebra, Bloodhawk (left to right)
Images used:
all from X-Men 2099 #25
Online:September to November 2009