I felt some inspiration the other day (which doesn't happen as often as I'd like), and drew this homage to the Late Dave Cockrum's iconic cover of the legendary Giant-Size X-Men that introduced the world to Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler and Thunderbird, and brought Wolverine into the fold.
If you know me, I'm obSESSED with Popeye and comic books. Popeye was introduced to the world in January 1929 in a 10 year old comic strip called "Thimble Theatre" by E.C. Segar. This strip began in 1919 with Olive Oyl, her boyfriend Ham Gravy, and her family: Castor, Cole and Nana Oyl. When Popeye appeared, readers loved him and asked for more. He took over the strip, and Ham Gravy disappeared!
In this drawing, the original Thimble Theatre crew take place of the original X-Men, and the "Deadly Genesis" era consists of the 1st looks of the "Popeye" generation.
The drawing isn't done, and I might make a better one.
....maybe make a variant of it....🤔