Note: After his win in our Aquaman: Sea Change contest and his excellent New Mutants and Justice Society collections, artist Daniel Govar has a permanent place here at P:R. Govar’s kept himself busy doing commissions, and this phenomenal piece he shared with us features a mix of classic costumes, alt-reality versions and some new designs by Govar himself. The X-Men’ s”Days Of Future Past” really set the framework for alternate reality tales in comics, and I’m glad to be taken back in this powerful pin-up! – Chris A.
Here’s what Daniel told us about this stunning illustration:
It’s a commission from Heroes Con – This one of the X-men is a revisit on a Kitty Pryde and Lockheed redesign piece I did about a year ago, set in the “Days of Future Past” storyline that was one of my first introductions to the X-men and comics. He wanted a depiction of the X-men that were left with Kitty and a grown up Lockheed, breaking out some of the heroes captured and detained by the sentinels and escaping via Magik with Hellhound Rachel tracking them. I was going for a plain-clothes/resistance style for most of them, with a few exceptions, and the “X” motif established with the New Mutants redesigns. To approach the designs I wanted them each to have a story – How did they get this way or in some cases revert back to former looks? I figure Storm in particular returned to where she was mentally when she first donned the leather and went with a mohawk (also who doesn’t LOVE mohawk Storm?!). Kitty, trained in survival by Wolverine, atop a massive fire-breathing Lockheed, is the mastermind rescuer of the scene – busting Colossus, Storm, Wolverine, and Polaris out with the help of Magik and Havoc.