I was given the
designs for
Nightcrawler,
Phoenix and
Wolverine and
while I waited
for the first
plot to arrive I
drew these
warm-up
sketches.
The only
revision to
Bishop, again
an editorial
choice, was to
make him bald.
The
modification to
the costume
was an attempt
to balance the
original
costume with
the bald look.
The addition of
a short
hooded jacket
to Sage was
an attempt to
compromise
the
contradictory
aims of
keeping her
original
costume in an
'all ages', 'child
friendly' comic.
 
A new design was under
consideration for Storm, I don't
know who was responsible for the
design, but as the delay continued,
past my receipt of the first plot, it
was decided to use the design I
made on an earlier tenure of X-Men.

Cannonball's exit from Uncanny had
been decided before my first issue
so the costume revision was just to
update his generic X-Look rather
than make a worthwhile change.
The
Living
Monolith
and
Marrow
from the
'Twelve'
storyline.