Classic Wolverine Covers: X-Men/Alpha Flight #1

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Back in May 1998, a young artist by the name of John Cassaday exploded onto the comics scene with X-Men/Alpha Flight #1. The artwork was simply amazing and his layouts even more breathtaking, especially for an artist who was only 17 at the time…

Wolverine Covers: X-Men/Alpha Flight #1

After the jump are several of my favorite panels from the two-issue miniseries that are nothing short of stunning…

First up are two panels by John Cassaday from X-Men/Alpha Flight #2 that perfectly capture Wolverine at his very best…

X-Men/Alpha Flight panel by John Cassaday X-Men/Alpha Flight panel by John Cassaday

Next, we have another panel from the same issue that still blows me away to this day. The composition is utter perfection.

And remember, John Cassaday was only 17 at the time…

X-Men/Alpha Flight panel by John Cassaday

Bring it on, indeed…

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  1. I always found it interesting how Logan regrets having his full memories back. It was like opening Pandora’s box for him. Out of all the big huge Marvel events, I think House of M was the biggest and most important out of all of them. Not only did it start a chain of events that led toward Dark Reign, but it had a lasting and profound effect on the most popular hero of all. And thankfully it wasn’t retconned like some of the other heroes.

    It would be interesting to have a group discussion on this matter. Personally I can help but think about Logan’s new memories, I wish their was more about it in the comics. We all know in the “Logan” miniseries and perhaps “Wolverine: Manifest Destiny”, he realizes it is almost a curse to have full knowledge of his past. Not so much that he regrets having them back, but he feels the guilt and the shame from the unresolved conflicts and pain he brought into other people’s lives. There was also a brief mention of this in the first issue of X-Force, though it pisses me off that they didn’t do more with it.

    The most interesting bit was in Origins and Endings, where Logan notes the pain of the wave of new memories and information in his mind. He basically says it’s overloading him, swelling his brain and drowning him alive.

  2. Wow I did not ever see this or know cassiday did it.Its a little rough, but still definately his style. Always been a big fan of his.
    Oh, Shaman is the lower panel looks like he is flings Poo at whoever they are charging. He is a earth Sahman so power over poo would make sense and scary.

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