Here's another good find I made on the internet. This is pretty sweet for a few reasons. First, this is some damn fine drawing. The figure composition and shading are especially good it has an almost streamline quality to it. In all my years of ROM fandom I've never seen and illustration of him brandishing both his analyzer and neutralizer at the same time so that right their makes these illustrations unique.
The revamped version of ROM is more a look for the character that Singleton apparently would have like to have seen. You'll notice features like a more organic design for his armor, less bulky accessories and new "boots". I think for me it deviates a bit too much from the classic ROM look but it's still a cool illustration on it's own merit. Lately I've been noticing how artists sign their work for some reason and this guy has a really cool way of doing his signature.
Obscure ROM related reference found. Something got me thinking of a bit of clip art I remember seeing many years ago. So I did a Google image search and found it pretty fast to my surprise considering it's obscure nature. What you see here is from an X-Men issue (#236) in which the Carol Danvers persona of Rogue's psyche takes Rogue on a "fantastic voyage" through her subconscious. There, Rogue encounters pretty much every person or thing that she has ever used her power/psyche absorbing mutant abilities on. Do you notice a certain brain sucking alien in that first panel? That's because during the Wraith War on Earth the Dire Wraiths at one point attempted to assassinate Forge because he was developing a "neo-neutralizer" for Earth's use. He was saved by the timely intervention of the X-Men. During the battle Rogue had to get a little too close for comfort with the Wraiths. See the recap of the X-Men Dire Wraiths show down here: http://siskoid.blogspot.com/2009/07/so-whats-this-about-forges-dire-wraith.html
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