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New X-Men 24 cover by diablo2003 New X-Men 24 cover by diablo2003
Cover for New X-Men issue 24 penciled and colored by me with inks by Jaime Mendoza. For anyone not familiar, this is Mercury- a mutant whose entire body is composed of liquid metal much like the bad terminator in Terminator 2.

Also, I'm still offering my sketchbooks for sale to anyone that's interested. Read my latest journal entry for details and shoot an e-mail over to to find out how to get one.

Thanks for looking!
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Expert rendition of mirror finish. Still I grew jaded with mutants.
thesolaralchemist Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
I've always wanted to see an X-Men series that really focuses on the school aspect, kinda like Harry Potter, is this series that?
StillbornAgain Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Utterly awesome, man.
Blayze-23 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought i recognized your art from some drawings of X-23 and the New Xmen series :eager:, these few issues had to be the most depressing thing ever, i was in a mood for days. I love the way that everything is reflected onto mercury's face and her facial expression is really well done :).
shinedust Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
This has always been one of my favorite covers, I just thought the images reflecting in Mercury were amazing, and her expression was simply moving. I like the cover because it also sparked a total geek debate: "If Mercury is made entirely out of liquid metal, why does the internal part of her mouth obviously resemble tissue and muscle? She doesn't need to eat or breathe to survive, I highly doubt her internal body is not metal as well." :lmao: Funniest debate I've ever had with the geekiest people I've ever met.
Eugeneration Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
those reflections are incredible!
Brixxx1 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mark, you make it impossible for people to ever get as good as you because you just keep getting better and better.Simply amazing man. Mendoza is astounding as well.
GoseiGreen Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
breathtaking :-)
bramsatriani Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Awesome....Cool !!

what a software for coloring process..???
Stinger22005 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
Looks pretty good, man.

This might be my first time seeing the character.
Onigamegeek Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
I'm guessing that's the bus explosion from the first issue when the depowered students were leaving the Xavier institute.
DoublexEdge Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Man it's suck a pain in the ass tracking down volume 2 of New X-men: Childhood's end.

Why do american comics go out of print so fast?! You work for marvel right? You should tell them to make more copies available so you can make more money off people like me (people new to american comic books).

BTW, great art!
stiffestiffe Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
Dawn so god you are,this colors a amizing....
itt0ryu Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
you are a very great artist , but i never like this one. Its exaggerated for me.
(its just my opinion, you are great as hell)
alizzah Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
you art is fabolous! you are an ispiration!
amerime Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
9_9 Wow, that is next to Godliness, and I don't mean that it's clean (although it is very crisp). Wow . . . I mean . . . wow . . .
Perkillator Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
WOW. rendering the reflections has blown me away.
luciobosch Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
This story arc really made me cry. I loved the cover, it summed up the feelings of the story completely. Good work!
RHH7288 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ermm, i have no idea how old that picture is, but its fuckion awesome,. ahem, to put it more english:
the image derives that of perfection.
Xorn01 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Best new X-men todate
hmniimykmfptd Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
This is my altime favorite x-men cover and it was great to see how it progressed (fromt he sketch to the inked version). Thanks!
daverave Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
HOLY SHIT!! U drew this?! this has been my fave cover of the series!! Seriously, I was gonna stop buying new x-men, but then i saw this cover, i can even remember it, i love the refelction on her face and she has the best emotion, even here frieken teeth are detailed!!
Charliesan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007   Digital Artist
Im reading NXM this days and its really cool, Im hoping to get until this point (once again someone destroys C.X. School?) come on give them a break!^^
mesropJ Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Magma o lifegard?
dievolo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006
I just saw this browsing on Its really good. Obviously.
dreamweaverno1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh! This is a very powerful piece. I love the reflection... is he hard to draw in the sequential art? Is he constantly reflecting other characters and scenery? I haven't picked up a comic, besides Elfquest, in years and I am sad that I fell behind, but I did... and now it is too expensive to catch up, sad to say.
DuckBeach Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
NO EFFING WAY! U EFFING DID THIS?!!! One day when i was on i saw this cover and it was my favorite cover of all time. I had it as my background for probably a month. The issue was great, i hav it in my drawer. No joke though, I really do think this is one of my favorite (if no my favorite) comic covers ever. there's so much emotion going on and the reflection on mercury's face is effing amazing. U hav no idea how pleasently surprised i am at the moment. I momentarily love u (and don't take this awqwardly, i just adore this cover so darn much).
Halftrak Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooo! I think they have a skin lotion for that lol. Nice pic. Although I stopped following the x-men comics way back in the day and now Im too intimidated to just try and pick it up without knowing what I've missed
lordnemos Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Would have been cooler if her hair was reflective too, but I guess that would be a bit much.
ahdry Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
bufff, so great, really, i like it.


ahdry A.M.
KingBlasphemous Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006
*buys all your work* i wish. This is great, i am envious that you get to draw/colour the new x-men types. Very luky man indeed.

I would say she looks a little less female when coloured than sketched, but perhaps that is the point :P
rainbowTrekki Featured By Owner May 16, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
omg i have that issue
ricey Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
really impressive reflections!
Nuvul Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
EXcellenT !!
musicgenerator Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006   Traditional Artist
this is one of th emost creative cover I have seen in a long time, man it sucks that your not drawing issue 26
Hemno Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
at firt i thought it was josh foley whith an acne problembut when i saw the preview i whent WOW! mercury lookin at the mansion's destruction!!!Fantastic Drawing work interms of reflex!!!i have as my favourite character Colosus!! so...i realy enjoy seing metalic Characters! i have one myself!!!do you have original characters???
Plus:love your job!!!u got yoursel a fan, a devwatcher and someone who will wait paciently to see more of your work(the few that come to my country,Portugal) say something if you come aroud here!!! i know a few bunch of people who would love to see theyr new x-men stories autografed!!!lololol
see ya!!:XD: :picknose:
Vez Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Student General Artist
Man this is so awesome. Such a cool mutant as well. The colouring is amazing.
anassalnor Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006   Traditional Artist
pythstop Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
scary fire face!?
kaileighblue Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
They blew up the mansion again? Somene has some s'plainin to do.
Tabbcia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
I am really impressed - it must have been a lot of work on this. It is great, Cessily's expression is so dramatic, and the reflections in her skin - a great idea.
When I saw this cover I got really scared about what is going to happen in #24.

What surprised me is Cessilys' tongue. It looks like it was made of flesh - shouldn't it be quicksilver too?
kizmvp Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
super cool
lenseflare Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006
awsome color job!
jaqui Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006
i drool over -but not on!- this amazingness. if my eyes could fall out from the amazingness, they would, i assure you.
Tygahman Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!
Tygahman Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!
bealio Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006   Photographer
Awsome pic
Awsome use opf light to show her skin

:D :D :D
Disco-Logic Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
thats fucking siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick. took me a minute to figure out what was going on but thats a fucking well good idea for a cover
girlzOr Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
awsome work, as per usual!
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