Do You Fear The Rising of It’s Coming?

So… The, uh, The Phoenix, huh?

Well that’s… something.

I have to say, Marvel’s latest teaser (and by latest I mean as of a few days ago. I’ve gotten about 14 more since then) just doesn’t do it for me. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s been a long week, or simply my current disappointment with the state of the X-Men, but I just can’t get worked up about this.

I mean, there is some excellent talent involved and on the merits of that alone I’m sure I’ll follow along as this story unfolds, but it’ll be at a distance. The X-Men have hurt me too much in recent years, and the Phoenix-well has just about run dry for me.

It’s kinda like being a Toronto Maple Leafs fan. You know you’re gonna get hurt in the end, but you still can’t help but watch from the sidelines hoping against hope that they give you a reason to get excited.

At any rate though, I’m always excited when we can make one of these pages an internal affair like we have today by turning art duties over to our fun-tastic letterer, Rus Wooton:

Rus Wooton is a comic creator best known for his lettering work on THE GUTTERS and books like THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, BUTCHER BAKER and countless others from Marvel, Image, Dark Horse and Radical. An artist for as long as he can remember, Rus got degrees in Fine Arts and Art Education from the University of South Florida in 1996 and then went into freelancing, then working as Wizard’s web designer for three years, then to freelancing again. He’s been lettering since 2003 and draws and writes whenever he can. He is fueled by coffee, Dr Pepper, spicy Korean noodles and rock ‘n’ roll.

Be good everyone, and we’ll see you back here friday!


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