Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Some undiscovered clip art from Universe X


Just can't seem to stay away from this blogging shit for long for one reason or another. This morning I was browsing on the internet as I frequently do for anything interesting or other wise cool that's ROM related both new and old. That's how I found this clip art of Captain America with ROM's neutralizer. Now I happen to have Universe X #3 and based on some other clip art on the internet from the series as well as clip art that was sent to me by Gary Martin Jr. (who I haven't heard from in over a fu&%$@ month now) some years ago I know that Captain America was featured in action with ROM's neutralizer in later issues. But this is the first time I've seen this clip art I actually couldn't get to the page it was on which belonged to some marvel comics site that you had to login to. But fortunately the Google preview image was pretty big so here we are.
For Valentine's Day my wife got me this really nice set of Supracolor Soft coloring pencils. They're so smooth the way they lay down color on paper even though I'm not feeling especially creative these days I should give them a proper "test drive". So maybe within the next couple weeks I might be able to update this posting with some new fan art.

Feb. 25th Update:
Indeed you are correct Joseph (see today's comments) the clip art above as well more clip art of alternate reality Captain America blasting away with ROM's neutralizer is located in Universe X #4. But there's more, issues 10 and 11 and even a 0 and "X" issue will also give us more dire wraiths along with a ROM flash back cameo to issue #3. Plus we also find out in a editorial mention that the Universe X Galador was consumed by Galactus as opposed to ROM having tricked Galactus into trying to consume Wraith World instead as we know it. So for all of you clamoring to get a copy of Universe X #3 it looks like you'll need to dig a little deeper into your pockets get at least 4 more issues to have the full story on the ROM and dire wraith related tidbits of Universe X. A little curating birdie gave me the low down earlier this morning but more on that later. By the way I'm still intent on giving my new coloring pencil set a try with some new fan art very soon.

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Feb. 28th Update: And here it is, the finished product.This isn't one of those fan art pieces I didn't thoroughly think through while doing the sketch. It just started with ROM and then I just kept adding characters with the right color scheme to their costumes I wanted to try out my new coloring pencil set on. Obviously I already had Captain America on my mind and who doesn't like Wolverine? Although with Sabra I added her because I'd been hoping to see some new fan art of her turn up some where for a while now but some times if you want to see something get done you just gotta do it yourself.

Walnut Creek California
Ya know with all this Captain America and Sabra talk I just feel like adding this photo of a billboard that just showed up here in the San Francisco Bay Area last week.

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March 3rd Update: And getting back to more ROM spaceknight and Sabra themed fan art check out this Official Marvel Universe Handbook #9 front and back cover spread redux I just happened to come across tonight. You can see the full view here . . .
http://superadaptoid.deviantart.com/art/Marvel-Universe-Old-School-118212599

P.S. As far as all this new stuff I've updated this posting with in the past week don't everybody speak up all at once now.

14 comments:

  1. I know I've seen this... Pretty sure I have it in trade form. I won a whole set of Earth and Universe X deluxe hardcovers from my LCS years and years ago in a raffle. I liked Earth X a lot... but remember not being a big fan of the sequels.

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    1. well maybe one of these days you can track this clip art down in your Universe X deluxe and provide us with some context for it.

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    2. Well... I remember enough to know Cap was protecting a reborn, baby Mar-Vell and collecting various items of power (and that's where something like The Neutralizer comes into play)...

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    3. I'd have to consult my copy of #3 to be sure but that doesn't quite sound right to me in regards to Cap and the neutralizer. My Aug. 22nd 2012 posting has a link for the relavent clip art to the matter.

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    4. No- that's part of the plot. Cap is gathering all the powerful weapons in the Marvel Universe... ROM gives him the Neutralizer when they meet him in Limbo (to use against Death later on).

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  2. Where can I find Universe X #3 ? I have been searching for that for a long long time

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    1. well i got lucky and found it in a back issue box some years ago although i had to pay the cover price plus a small mark up. aside from that all i can offer from the issue is the top half of the before mentioned 2014 posting http://romspaceknightart.blogspot.com/2012/08/new-found-rom-cameo-plus-dire-wraiths.html

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    2. Found it for 1.35 Finally this morning from mycomicshop. Its on the way along with some star wars tales stuff.

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    3. Thank you. I have to five that book a look.

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  3. Yeah this was the last time ROM was somewhat acknowledged by Marvel, surprising that it was due to Alex Ross and Jim Kruger though.
    I really enjoyed the hell out of Earth X and all the sequels that came out of it later. Sad to see still no action figure, game, or any other type of Earth X merch exists besides the comics, collections and a bust and statue here and there.
    Damn shame too, that and no appearance on the recent Secret Wars makes me wonder why Marvel's ignoring it.

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  4. Maybe it's from issue from our old school source of ROM on the web. http://home.hiwaay.net/~lkseitz/comics/Rom/
    In #4, Captain America attempts to use the Neutralizer to neutralize Death. Not only does it not work, it destroys the Neutralizer. And that's the end of that.

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  5. Your art work looks cool your ROM looks better them the Universe redux ROM. Got my issue 3 of universe x. Strange story and ROM looks wasted. Think ill grab 4 and a few other bits of the run. Oh and Sal will be doing a IDW ROM issue 1 cover variant.

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    1. Thanks, glad somebody noticed. Yeah Rom does kinda look like he stumbled out of a bar but what can I say Limbo is no tropical resort. Glad the writers worked some ROM continuity into that series but it's kinda tough to see our favorite spaceknight in such a shitty disposition. Thanks for the heads up on the Sal variant cover I hope it's better then the variant Michael Golden did.

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  6. The reason that Marvel steers clear of EarthX is because if they usr any of it, they'd need permission from Ross & Krueger - and have to pay some step fees, I'd imagine.

    I have a strangely inordinate love for the EARTH X trilogy, although in truth, it did go a little off the rails further down the line.

    My fan love for it was so true that I bought the super-deluxe edition hardcover that came in a clear plastic sarcophagus with a full relief sculpted Machine Man X-51 on the cover.
    It came with posters and a CD-rom with a musical score and other goodies.

    Crazy.

    Nice work with your custom artwork, Schlo!

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