The ColleXion: RefleXions (Series II) Interactive PDF
This is a limited series of 79 trading cards celebrating the X-Men, as created by fans, for fans. As such, this complimentary interactive PDF is for you to pore over. Click on the suggested reading excerpts; you'll find most of them available to read with a Marvel Unlimited subscription. Over three dozen artists contributed their time and talent to this passion project. Find their points of contact on the cards. Give them a follow, say hello, commission their work.
The disparate styles herein – toy photography, pyrography, LEGO builds, watercolor, acrylic, inking, all the various digital illustration styles – build upon, adapt, and expand the style of the first set of the ColleXion. I hope we succeeded in surpassing the original.
Thematically, this has been an ambitious project. The X-Men have a long history of their rich personalities teetering between right and wrong, good and evil. Gone are the standard "front" and "back" of the cards. In their place, each artist has created two versions of these characters. On one side is the "light" version. Flip over the card to reveal the "dark" persona. It completely breaks the mold of what trading cards can be, and offers a level of customizability rarely seen in the medium.
Enjoy! It's on the house! (If you're one of those people who insist on leaving money, I suggest you drop it off with your favorite charity, or better yet, give it directly to your favorite artist from this set.)
The full PDF of all the art from The ColleXion: RefleXions, complete with interactivity to take to you the artists' e-homes, and in most cases, directly to Marvel Unlimited's expansive cache of digital comics.