Kyle Baker's forgotten Marvel comic strips lampoon the X-Men

Years before his breakthrough works such as Why I Hate Saturn, Kyle Baker was an intern at Marvel. And although he was admittedly a poor fit for superhero comics, his editors saw something in the artist and gave him an outlet in It's Genetic, a series of one-panel comics for the company's promotional magazine Marvel Age.

Although Baker would go on to do different things, these early illustrations demonstrate how Baker -- to say nothing of Marvel -- wasn't afraid to poke fun at one of the company's biggest properties. Take this for instance:

Baker's comic ran monthly from 1985 to 1986 in Marvel Age, and is fondly remembered by some especially for the barrel-chested Wolverine. Here are more from Baker's It's Genetic series (courtesy of Comic Artist Evolution), with most all of the jokes being as relevant today as they were in the 1980s. See more at the link.

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