Awhile back, I received a nice email from Jeff Parker, creator of THE INTERMAN and writer of Marvel Comics' AGENTS OF ATLAS and X-MEN FIRST CLASS, inviting me to draw a 6pp XFC story featuring The Beast and Ice Man for their special Halloween issue. Jeff asked my what some of my favorite horror films were and one of the movies I mentioned, THE THING, is what we settled on paying homage to. Here is the official solicitation for the upcoming October release:
GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #1
Written by JEFF PARKER & ROGER LANGRIDGE
Penciled by MICHAEL CHO, ROGER LANGRIDGE, NICK KILISLIAN, DEAN HASPIEL, DAVID WILLIAMS & JEFF PARKER
Cover by JEFF PARKER, KEVIN NOWLAN & BRAD ANDERSON
Just in time for Halloween, The Beast starts conducting investigations into his own "X" files around the world! Are there aliens among us or things even weirder? Featuring special guest-star artists and classic material too! And emboldened by the safety net of Nowlan inks, Parker even drew the cover!
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99
Before I start laying out any story, I like to do some quick sketches of the main characters. Here are some initial drawings I did that will probably change by the time I do the final art: