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Wolverine meets Freddie Mercury = the greatest Marvel Comics pitch of all time

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Breaking into comic books can be difficult, but having a fervent imagination definitely helps. In the 1990s, an unnamed artist submitted the below illustration to Marvel Comics. Even though this pitch didn't get the hopeful a job with the publisher, it became a favorite of Marvel bullpen member Steve Bunche, who once recalled discovering this gem on his blog:

During my years in the Mighty Marvel Bullpen (February 1990-October 1998), one of my favorite pastimes was collecting the frequently wacky and often downright insane letters and submissions sent in by Marvel's readers and eager hopefuls who aspired to join the ranks of Chris Claremont and Frank Miller as comic book storytellers [...]

Seriously, how the fuck does someone even make the leap in narrative logic from depicting Wolverine stalking through the forest to having him run into Freddie Mercury of Queen for no apparent reason? That, dear readers, is a sign of true creativity.

Since Bunche posted this pitch in 2010, artist Colleen Coover has been haunted by the meeting of Logan and the mustachioed master who sang "Invisible Man." So much so, that she's done her own version of this titanic team-up. This is a scene that I will never get sick of.


[Via Comics Alliance]