The Comics Kayfabe Guys Dive Into Stroman's X-Factor Debut

Jim Rugg and Ed Piskor speak on Peter David and Larry Stroman's debut on X-Factor with issue 71, which introduces a new team and a unique style to the Marvel mutant universe.
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The guys love Larry Stroman's art as much as they hate David's dialogue, which makes for a fun video.  

I'm a HUGE Stroman fan, and that all started with X-Factor #71.  

Going back to Art Adams' X-Men and Longshot work, all the X-book artists (except Simonson, I'd say) leaned into contemporary fashion as a heavy influence for the costume design.  Stroman smashed it better than any of the artists since Adams, and the guys make note of it here.  I would suspect that Stroman was influenced a lot by Simonson's career as a whole, but he also folded in heavy fashion illustration influence to his unique style.

I took a fashion illustration course in college, and the fashion department professors LOVED what I was doing.  It was heavily influenced by Stroman.

I love that the guys are holding Stroman up as an influence for later artists (like Jae Lee) while also having fun with what is dated in the work.

They manage to stay on topic when Stroman's defection to Image for TRIBE came up, but I'm excited at the prospect of a Comics Kayfabe TRIBE discussion in the future.

Anyways, I loved the David/Stroman run on X-Factor, so this was a fun episode.

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