In the Space of Forty Odd Years

I can’t believe it’s been 43 years between the two images below. Both show the same characters.

The first was illustrated by the late great Jack Kirby in 1963 ten years before I was born. The second was drawn by Yanick Paquette in 2006.

The first has the members of the original class of Xavier’s school horsing around during training – still in their teens.

The second shows the same group of people years later – older, wiser and scarred aplenty – just after the events of the House of M and in the thick of the current Civil War storyline in the Marvel universe.

Original X-Men 01

Uncanny X-Men #1 – Hank, Bobby, Warren and Scott

Original X-Men 02

X-Men Civil War #2 – Scott, Hank, Warren and Bobby

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Khairul Hisham J. is a tabletop RPG artist, writer, proofreader, translator, teacher, grad student and learner-in-general.

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