Great Covers – X-MEN #50

And finally, an example of a limited palate being used extremely well. Would this Jim Steranko X-MEN cover be so memorable were it not colored thusly? Cuing in on Lorna Dane’s green hair as the basis for the color scheme of the piece lends the image, and indeed the character herself, an air of mystery and menace that’s very effective. This is also the issue on which Steranko redesigned the X-MEN logo, replacing the original with the version that would be used for decades to come.

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