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Vanity Fair: X-Women by Lightengale Vanity Fair: X-Women by Lightengale
I've been wanting to do this since the first Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair back in the mid-90's... I can only say I'm so glad it is now out of my system! LOL

Because I've already been asked, a lot, the ONLY reason Jean Grey isn't here is because I was trying to be current... but feel free to mentally swap her in for Terry if you're really that upset.
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AeroHybrid Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
This is awesome :D

ShinLovesYou Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Where's Jubilee? ♥.♥
CMCDeviant Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
The fact that you didn't include Jean Grey/Marvel Girl is why this is great. If you had, it would have taken away from the piece. The only way to make it work with her is to date the piece before her death. Also, while you could have cheated and used the currently out of time, from the past, young Jean, again, she would still be out of place and feel forced.

It's all my opinion, but I think Jean Grey's death has been one of the few comic deaths that has stuck so far and hope it continues to stick. She had a tragic, yet sacrificial death. It meant something, and will only continue to have meaning if she stays dead. Logic was the right path on her exclusion.

The only woman of the X that I think is sorely missing is Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch. Have you thought about doing another version of this with different or added women? It feels a bit brunette heavy and Rachel Summers/Phoenix, Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane, Illyana Rasputin/Magik, and Layla Miller/Butterfly would be good candidates to help even things out a little. Maybe Hope Summers, but I feel she's still a bit young. And maybe Raven Darkholme/Mystique. But what you have here seems heroine focused, and Mystique is always bouncing around doing what serves her needs, usually landing herself as a villainess. Again, the only woman I feel is really missing is Wanda.

Oh, and you're kind of lucky that Strong Guy (Guido Carosella) had a soft spot for Monet and brought her back to life after he became the new ruler of Hell. Regardless, this is a wonderful piece you have created.
Lightengale Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Thank you very much for the feedback, but your acknowledgment of Jean missing because of continuity/reality is exactly why your suggestions wouldn't work. The idea behind this was that if Vanity Fair did a spread on the "Women of the X", this felt like a good list representing mutant kind under the X banner at the time.

Wanda may be a mutant but she is certainly not an X-Man. The reason this seems heroine focused is because it is; A murderous sociopath like Mystique isn't going to pose (or be asked and/or allowed to pose) with these women. Lastly, I was more concerned with a strong variety of characters and not whitewashing the piece than making sure there were enough blondes and redheads to balance.

Lastly, I'm not exactly sure what Guido resurrecting Monet has to do with anything or why I'm lucky for it but I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Thanks again. =]
electrojeremy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Totally awesome. Why isn't Rouge wearing gloves?

Lightengale Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Because she wanted to feel like a normal girl for a day! ;)

Thank you.
Lb1510sbz Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Awesome piece! 
Lightengale Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Thank ye much!
modestlobster Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great concept and execution. =] Nicely done!
Lightengale Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Thank you very much. =)
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