I was flipping through my old Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe comics looking for reference the other day. I came across the Rogue entry. She was wearing this costume. It reminded me of how much I enjoyed the simpler look she had when I started reading X-Men as a kid.
I keep getting nostalgic for the 1980’s. I really liked her all-black body suit with some 80’s fashions thrown on top. Like X-Men meets Flashdance/Valley Girl.
When I first encountered Rogue in Secret Wars, I thought she was a pretty uninteresting character. The I started reading X-Men and she started to round out. When she absorbed Colossus and Nightcrawler’s powers and took on their features as well, she looked so cool. And by the time she was in the Australian Outback team of X-Men, I was a full fledged fan. (And Marc Silvestri’s art didn’t hurt either!)
This piece drawn with pencil, Pigma/Micron and Copic Markers on Bristol board.