Got an e-mail from my mother earlier today with this pic attached...
I have no idea what the story I was planning was here, but let's do a little detective work and draw conclusions...
-It's called "X-Men: The Tempting" (because I had to save the word "Temptation" for the tag line, obviously) so I'd assume the shadowy villain character I gave eyes and giant shoulders to was offering various members of the X-Teams stuff. This was a good year before Underworld Unleashed, so Mark Waid obviously stole that plot from me.
-You can tell this is something I created because Iceman is the most prominent member of the X-Men featured.
-Despite X-Force being my favorite X-title and my having listed it as a tie-in, I didn't draw anybody from the team among the full figures, most likely because I was still pissed Fabian Nicieza had left the book. I also didn't draw anybody from X-Factor, but that may have been because I stopped reading it when Peter David left and had no idea who was on the team.
-X-Man was definitely an ongoing series at this point, but for some reason I decided not to include it.
-That drawing of Rogue begs the question of whether I was worse at drawing women or leather jackets (and why I would choose to try and draw a woman in a leather jacket based on those shortcomings).
-As evidenced by both Banshee and Cyclops, my means of conveying motion is to only draw one and a half legs on figures to make it seems like they're running/flying (or getting around it altogether by making Nightcrawler's teleportation effect really big).
-I'm really proud of myself for including Colossus' short-lived shoulder ridges from when he was on Excalibur.
-The second head shot down is Psylocke; I know this because I distinctly remember that was my way of showing she had her hair in a ponytail.
-I was terrible at drawing Beast.
-I must have really liked Havok's old school costume.
-I know I really liked Cable's glowing eye.
-I do not know what "Touchdowns in March" means and could apparently not spell the word "special" despite being a freshman in high school. I blame the Massachusetts public school system.
So anyway, I'll be pitching this story to Nick Lowe on Tuesday; expect to see it on stands by 2014.