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Comic Book Questions Answered #11

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Comic Book Questions Answered #11

Here are two more answers to reader submitted questions!


Reader Said asked me if Alex Ross drew the cover to an issue of Lobo back in 1996.

Here is the cover in question.

I can tell you, Said, that that is not an Alex Ross cover.

Said remarked that he didn’t think it was Christian Alamy (who drew the interiors) because it did not look the same as the interiors, however, I am pretty sure that it is, indeed, Christian Alamy who drew this particular cover, as Alamy often painted covers, which would look slightly different, naturally, from his regular penciled artwork.

So while I am not POSITIVE that it is Alamy, I am positive that it is not Alex Ross.

Reader Derrick C. asked me whether there was an 80s Marvel comic that had Jean Grey nude in it.

I figure Derrick has got to be talking about the issue of Uncanny X-Men that I discussed in a recent Urban Legends Revealed installment.

It was in a tangent about the “nudity” craze during the speculator boom of the 80s and early 90s. Here is what I said:

This was during a time when people were searching for silly stuff like, “2nd Appearance of Cable” or “Hobgoblin’s first appearance WITH the tattoo.” Well, one of the things people would also look for, to the point where it would actually appear in price guides, was “nudity.”

By “nudity,” it simply met that there would be something that would appear to maybe be a nipple, or something like that. There was an early issue of Infinity, Inc. where the JSA die, and one of the JSA (Wonder Woman, perhaps? I do not recall) is in the morgue, and you maybe/kinda/sorta see a nipple.

Another one was Uncanny X-Men #245, the Invasion parody issue…

Pretty funny, eh?

But that’s what people were doing back then, while they weren’t searching for the issue where Kitty Pryde joined the X-Men or when Skyman died or Danny Chase’s first appearance. Okay…maybe not Danny Chase’s first appearance – everyone has limits, right?

Darn me for being so extra helpful that week! If I hadn’t used this back then, I could have used it as part of a future Urban Legends column in response to Derrick’s question!

Instead, I’m stuck using it here. Ah well, what matters is that we all got to sorta see Jean Grey’s breasts.

It’s the little things in life.

That’s it for this installment of Comic Book Questions Answered!! Thanks to Said and Derrick for their questions. As for you folks out there, if you have a comic book question, well, ask me! Maybe I can answer it for you!

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