Saturday, June 19, 2010

Batman and Nightcrawler



I understand that Nightcrawler has been killed off recently in the X-Men titles. I haven't followed the X-universe closely in a while, but that really bummed me out to hear. Kurt Wagner has one of the most unique appearances, personalities and sets of abilities in comics, and deserves better than that. Hopefully, he will join the list of "only briefly dead" heroes and make his way back to the land of the living.

I still fondly remember his first mini-series, with art by his co-creator, Dave Cockrum, great swashbuckling stuff! Here's a Nightcrawler Sketch by Cockrum:

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6 comments:

Rick said...

Didn't know he was killed off. hopefully he will be back.

Randy said...

My we wish him a speedy resurrection. Amen.

Jozeph Dukö said...

Why would Marvel ever kill Night Crawler off? He is one of their best characters!

Jack Roberts, Annabelle's scribe said...

That's dumb of Marvel. This mash up sure isn't dumb tho. Great job!

Mike Bolger said...

In the last few years Marvel has really been doing a number on Nightcrawler. All these alpha-male types have no idea how to write that character. They wrote his dad in as being a demon (?!) and kind of like Colossus right before that Legacy Virus nonsense, you could just tell that the writers just had no idea what to do with him and that he was more attractive to them as a body count for sales than as a character.

Anonymous said...

Big thanks for posting this team up. :) I was the one who suggested it a few days ago and was really happy to see it when I checked in. Really clean merge on this cover. -Mea

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