The X-Men Get Teenage Redesigns in Jaw-Dropping AI Fanart – Screen Rant

New AI artwork from creator @toxintonix offers fans the opportunity to catch a glimpse of Marvel Comic’s favorite mutants, the X-Men, as teenagers.
One of Marvel Comics' flagship teams the Uncanny X-Men receive a somber tribute to their early comic book roots in an assortment of specially fitted AI (artificial intelligence) artwork from creator and avid pop culture fan @toxintonix (TomerN).
In the midst of the legendary "Marvel Age of Comics," the summer of 1963 introduced comic readers to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's newest team of superheroes known as the X-Men. Unlike their adult contemporaries, the X-Men were a team comprised solely of teenage mutants including Cyclops, Marvel Girl (Jean Grey), Beast, Iceman, and Angel. Dubbed "The Strangest Superheroes of All," Charles Xavier's X-Men often fought to protect those who feared them, humanity, from hostile mutant and human threats alike. The original iteration of the X-Men may not have made a massive impact with initial readers, but the title's creation ultimately led to the extremely popular "All New, All Different X-Men." This team, introducing international fan favorites such as Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, Thunderbird, and Colossus featured a solid combination of seasoned adults and teenagers.
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20th Century Fox's live action X-Men films may have largely distanced itself from the teenage aspect of the early X-Men comics, but the artwork from @toxintonix puts that component front and center. The AI artwork X-Men are relatively comic accurate, but Tomer's posts still manage to put their own twist on the characters that distance themselves from their comic book and make them all the more unique. For one, Cyclops' classic ruby quartz visor is in favor of a veil that resembles a mask. The focus of the images remains on three founding members of Lee and Kirby's original X-Men lineup. Cyclops, Jean Grey (in her Phoenix form), and Beast are featured, with the only outlier of the group being Colossus. Alongside Nightcrawler, Colossus was a docile yet powerful mutant hailing from Russia and among the youngest members of the All New, All-Different X-Men roster.
AI artwork has seen a resurgence in recent years. Some prominent AI art programs used by Tomer within his posts include Midjourney AI and AI Characters Art. Alongside the teenage X-Men, @toxintonix's art has used AI artwork to create renderings of not only other Marvel heroes but icons from rival entertainment franchises, including DC Comics.
Through a series of publications and cancelations, @toxintonix's art is a stark reminder that the original X-Men have endured within the modern comic book conscious and even sparked a renaissance of additional teenage mutants from Kitty Pryde and Jubilee to an entire subsect of teenage X-Men in training known as The New Mutants.
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Source: TomerN
Hello world, enter Bryce Morris. Bryce is currently a college senior attending Rowan University with experience in writing for several online blogs as well as an advertising agency. One day in the not too distant future, Bryce aspires to become a published author. Bryce has always had his sights set on writing and in his down time can be found either watching a Marvel movie, reading a Marvel comic, or writing for Screen Rant… either or is acceptable.


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