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X-Men First Semester by BillWalko X-Men First Semester by BillWalko
X-Men: "First Semester"
Welcome to your first semester at the the Charles Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, kids. Hope you survive the experience! As much as I love Wolverine, Storm, Rogue and the rest, I have a special fondness for the original five X-Men. It was like "The Breakfast Club" with eye blasts and telekinesis. It's too bad Marvel rushed through the team's high school years, unaware of the group's future longevity. Here's my version the the team's early days, playing up each of their personalities...

There's sullen Scott Summers (Cyclops), wealthy gadabout Warren Worthington III (Angel), beautiful and brainy Jean Grey (Marvel Girl), boisterous Bobby Drake (Iceman) and brutish yet bookish Hank McCoy (Beast). Now get to class, muties!
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Spaceman-Chris Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, poor Scott.
PokeyFluffytail Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
"There's sullen Scott Summers"

Correction, Slim Summers. x3

Cause he was called Slim back then y'see. :3
chancebishop Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
This is absolutely great! The cartoony style is like a Colleen Coover or Chris Giarusso. I wouldn't change a thing!
BillWalko Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Thanks! I'd love to do more X-Men stuff! ; P
name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Your chosen style works quite well with your chosen subject matter. You've asked for critiques, but I have nothing really to criticize!
BillWalko Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Hey, thanks for the positive feedback! Much appreciated!
Blaze-Belushi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
ThaliaAI Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Scott looks adorable in this one.
Shade-Kayne Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
To correct what BenRG said about all four boys liking Jean, only Scott, Warren and Hank liked her. Bobby just thought the others were being kind of ridiculous. Other that that, this picture is great! I love all of your versions of Marvel stuff.
tunipeace Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yea i was like OH boy they are going to show them in class and stuff.... the only original was hank.... you gotta have hank...
Prue84 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Good job!
Ellocobruja Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
You need to stop being so good. You're making us all look bad!
BenRG Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
People forget that Scott and Jean took a while to happen. When Jean first arrived at the Mansion (and she was the last of the Original Five to be recruited), all four boys were hitting on her like crazy.
Samurai-Poet Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome pic! :iconthumbsupplz::iconshadesplz:
Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It really is how amazing you captured their personalities. I mean, poor ol' Scotty sulking around. Little does he know he's going to grow up to marry two foxy redheads, flirt with a thong-wearing Asian chick who used to be white and have a lengthy relationship with a woman who likes to raid Cher's closet. :P What I actually really love is the slight interaction there between Jean and Warren. Boy thinks he's all that and a bag of chips -- but even his money can't buy Jean's love. Heheh. Great job this is so cool!
BradJonas Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Um, this is like, the most epic thing ever. I love how perfectly you captured their personalities. And the whole Warren-Jean-Scott thing. :heart:
tamaranorbust Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Nice version of Xmen in a more innocent era.
ThaliaAI Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
oh, i found girl genius on your blog. i think. don't quite remember
KelVintage1 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Incredible work man!
Biondello Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome rendition of the First Class. They were the best team.
twbasketcase Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
This is my favourite X-Men team. Great job!
thecheckeredman Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
My favorite team too!
LevyRasputin Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
aww I melted. Especially at Scott's and Bobby's faces...!
RichBernatovech Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Awesome work, Bill. Loving this style!
BillWalko Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Thanks, Rich!
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salvador-deli Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Love how you've got Iceman making snowballs- I'm guessing that's a shout-out to the days when he covered himself with snow as opposed to ice?
BillWalko Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Plus, Bobby's about to bean Hank with those snowballs....
tamanou Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Likes how you drew them! :) The somewhat retro clothing style really fits, too (or I'm just lousy at recognizing fashion) as well as the "school starts = autumn" symbolism.

I could see this as a Saturday Cartoon. :)
BillWalko Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Thanks! And Oh, I DEFINITELY wanted to keep the clothes with a sort of retro feeling, even going back to old issues and emulating the clothes -- like Jean's beret and the sweaters!
NeoPrankster Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done.
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