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John Byrne

Imaginary X-Man

Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 123980
Posted: 04 January 2021 at 9:48am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Happy New Year!
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Jim Petersman
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Joined: 26 June 2012
Posts: 433
Posted: 04 January 2021 at 9:53am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

What a great page to kick off the new year with! No one does The Watcher as well as JB in my opinion!

Are the Watcher's monitors all based off of old WHAT IF stories? I swear I remember an issue with Spider-Man joining the FF.
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Steve Adelson
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Joined: 24 May 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 1189
Posted: 04 January 2021 at 9:55am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Ha!  What If #1 is the first item up.

This is going to be a fun issue.
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John Byrne

Imaginary X-Man

Joined: 11 May 2005
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Posted: 04 January 2021 at 9:56am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

THIS was my reference.
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James Johnson
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Joined: 16 March 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 1499
Posted: 04 January 2021 at 10:01am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

The Watcher!!!!  Yes!!

JB - I know your Watcher is based on Kirby's. But since your interpretation of him from X-MEN 137, it's become the definitive version. 

Loving the homages to WHAT IF???

A great way to start 2021. 

Knocked it out of the park!!!
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John Byrne

Imaginary X-Man

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Posted: 04 January 2021 at 10:07am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

When I returned to reading Marvel in the early Seventies, one thing that made me sad was to see the old fat guy Uatu* had turned into. His original look had been so distinctive, even a little creepy!

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* "I am Uatu! Men call me the Watcher! Women call me 'Peeping Uatu'."

                                                                  -- Fred Hembeck

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John Byrne

Imaginary X-Man

Joined: 11 May 2005
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Posted: 04 January 2021 at 10:09am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I like to joke that I own the page of original art with the Watcher's first appearance. It's only his FEET, but. . . .
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Steven Queen
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Joined: 28 February 2020
Location: United States
Posts: 385
Posted: 04 January 2021 at 10:15am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

The monitors are awesome. It's that plumbing of a rich history that makes these characters so much fun.

Happy New Year all!
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Larry Gil
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Joined: 09 November 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 707
Posted: 04 January 2021 at 10:16am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

And here we go....so looking forward to where this story goes . 
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Brad Monje
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JBF Microes Master

Joined: 16 April 2004
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Posts: 307
Posted: 04 January 2021 at 10:20am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I bought issues 1,3 and 9 off the stands as a kid.  It is awesome to see them represented here.

I am really looking forward to seeing where this "What If?" storyline goes this year.
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Phillip L Lightfoot
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Joined: 23 February 2015
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Posts: 104
Posted: 04 January 2021 at 10:26am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Cool!  Classic What If? celebration! I remember really enjoying the one where the FF got other powers.
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Steve Adelson
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Joined: 24 May 2009
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Posts: 1189
Posted: 04 January 2021 at 10:37am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Speaking of FF and What If, was What If #11 (Marvel Bullpen becomes FF, October 1978) Kirby's last drawing of the Fantastic Four?  He drew the cover of FF #200 (November 1978), but that was only Mr. Fantastic and Doctor Doom.
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