Sean, before we do anything (like sending these to Ben Morse), what do you think of this? If you don't mind, I'd like to give this to Wizard as soon as possible to build up interest for the Uncanny X-Men run. Could you also approve Adrian's designs (not shown here)?
I just got the X-Men redesigns from Marko and Adrian. Shown here are only the Djurdjevic designs, though. (off-time: I couldn't find any X-Men by Adrian on the web).
Ben, I send them directly to you, along with Robert Weinberg's comments. I don't know yet how many characters Weinberg will use (he will tell you), but Cyclops, Gambit, Rogue and Nightcrawler will definitely be in the book. Gambit might get a different design though, I'm leaning towards Adrian's rendition of the Cajun (not pictured here, but you'll get Adrians designs as well, Ben). Both Gambit and Rogue will leave the team in the first six months, though (you heard it here first).
Notice that Nightcrawler has five fingers in this sketch. In the book, he'll have the usual three.
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Phil, do you prefer this Magneto or the classic helmet version? If you like this, Ben will get this sketch as well (since Magneto will be in issues 4 and 5 of Uncanny).
If you'd rather go for the classic, recognizable helmet look (Adrian had a killer version of this with his sketches), that's okay. Since you'll handle Magneto more than I will, it's your call (and Sean's of course).