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Unnecessarily X-Essive — Everyone From Uncanny X-Men Volume 1

My God!

Artist, friend-of-the-Longbox, and all-around good guy Scott Modrzynski tipped me to this project several months ago. I thought it sounded madly ambitious then, and now that it’s done …

My God!

Seriously, just go take a look.

It really is All of the X-Men.

But it is so much more than that.

All of the X-Men, yes … but also every other damn character that appeared in Uncanny Volume 1.

You want the Abercrombie Orphanage Kids from Uncanny #25? They’re here. Geraldo Rivera from #99? Yep. How about Chris Claremont’s cameo from #105? Here. And of course, no X-Men collection would be truly complete without the Beach Goer from Uncanny #222, so you don’t have to ask — present and accounted for.

For all that is holy, just go and look at this thing.

Scott provided some insight on his tortured soul:

“There were some times this project made me so delirious that I’d see the X-shape of the characters as I closed my eyes, which has only ever happened to me after a long day of staring at waves on the beach.

“I almost quit entirely when I got to #190, because I loathed the thought of recreating the regular cast, Avengers and New Mutants as barbarians. At the time, I think it was the most characters I had to make in a single issue.


“That total was surpassed in #370 when I created a big chunk of Skrulls posing as Marvel heroes and villains – yes, I included every Skrull impostor that ever appears in the book, ditto for Mystique’s shape shifts – and once again in #514, during a crossover with Norman Osborn’s Dark Avengers. In the latter two cases, I hit 30 unique characters/costumes in a single issue. So tedious …

“But for my own sick piece of mind, this was worth the long journey down memory lane. I love these characters, and a good number of their stories.”

We believe you, Scott. We. Believe. YOU.

Tell Scott what you think of this work at his site, Twitter, Etsy, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr. (I will post Scott’s specific room number at the asylum when that information is made public!)

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