Now, I'm not sure if Marvel is purposefully screwing with me, or what, but today they provided us with an exclusive look at some of the interior pencils for pages of Uncanny X-Men #544. Below are 4 pages from the last issue of my favorite comic book title, with art by Greg Land.
In this preview we see on Page 2, Mr. Sinister, an X-Men villain that we haven't seen for quite a while. Then on Page 4, a pretty cool shot of Iceman, one of the more underrated/underused characters in my opinion.
And then finally, we get to see the double page spread of pages 8 and 9 which, I'll confess got me choked up a bit with its portrayal of many of the classic characters and key moments in Uncanny X-Men. Personally,even with not being a huge Greg Land fan, I have to admit, he drew the hell out of this double page spread. I stared at it for at least 20 minutes, just absorbing it all in and reliving the years of happiness I got from reading Uncanny X-Men.
After seeing these pages, it's clear that Uncanny X-Men #544 is going to go out in style, leading into the re-launch of Uncanny X-Men later in the year.
Uncanny X-Men #544, written by Kieron Gillen with art by Greg Land costs $3.99 and goes on sale on October 19, 2011 (a day which I will be spending most of it curled up in the fetal position)