Gracie is excited about her school studies for Black History Month and asked to draw a black superhero. There aren’t enough of them, but there are some great options from which to choose. She wanted to draw Storm. Excellent choice in my book.

As I started reading Uncanny X-Men with issue #191 (my very insightful mom got me a subscription as a surprise), there is only one Storm … angry Mohawk Storm. Grace was really nervous about attempting a profile, but I think her drawing is adorable.



Magneto! by Maddy Wahl, Erin Kelly & Pals

Our favorite comic-lovin’ cousins are back with an “X-Men: First Class”-inspired ode to Magneto. A word from Maddy, AKA “College Girl”:

The other day Erin (24), her cousins Miranda (18) and Jessica (15) and I (18) all watched X-Men First Class.  It was Miranda and Jessica’s first time seeing it and they loved it, so we decided to celebrate by doing 5 Minute Marvels of Magneto!  Erin and Jessica both focused on Magneto’s Jewish heritage whereas Miranda and I went for more general shots.  We all cheated by the bucketloads. But Jessica wants me to tell you that she cheated the least.

Don’t worry ladies, as long as you didn’t stress out while drawing, cheatin’s okay by us.

Jubilee! by Ming Doyle

Wow. Super-Cool, Comics “It” Girl, Ming Doyle, dropped by to draw Jubilee, a favorite of hers from the Fox X-Men cartoon show growing up. (Yeah, we’re standing by the title we gave her. We think it could be like when Aint It Cool News called Kiera Knightly the “Sexy,  Tomboy Beanpole.” Don’t laugh, it stuck … kinda’.)

Okay, amazingly talented and Marvel’s “Girl Comics” illustrator, Ming Doyle, sent us an incredible sketch of Jubilee that makes you wonder, “How can someone do THAT in five minutes.” Want to see more? Of course you do! Check out more of her work at!

Thanks, Ming! Cate asked to sit this one out, but Grace had a ball. Once I told her Jubilee was a teen-ager, she added what she thinks all teen-agers say … “Peace, brother!” (Don’t ask me.) I added Jubilee’s bubble gum.

Nightcrawler! by David Lopez

Unglablitch! The girls and I got two awesome gifts all the way from Spain … a 5 Minute Marvel sketch from Hawkeye & Mockingbird artist, David Lopez … and a video to boot. If you visit my other blog, you’ll note that I am an unabashed Jim McCann and David Lopez fan. So, the girls and I were amazed when David sent these our way. He is an amazing artist and a rising star at Marvel and the comics world. Gracias, David … and Graciela, his partner in crime, who shot the video.

Check out David’s blog here … and remember to buy Hawkeye and Mockingbird when it comes out this June!

Here’s David’s art …

Here’s the video …

And, here is the girls’ art. I think David really inspired them to do top-notch work on everyone’s favorite fuzzy, mutant elf!

Bird Brain! by Savannah ( 2 1/2) & Dad (Ben Cohen)

Illustrator Ben Cohen and his daughter Savannah have sent in their second offering on 5MM — Bird Brain from New Mutants. Here’s Ben’s description:

The zigzag is Savannah’s signature, swirls are eyes, inverted triangular circle is the mouth (the vertical lines are teeth), lines and hatches are feathers. On the right is her trade mark balloon…its a line that goes up and has swirl (balloon).

Domino! by Ross Campbell

So, we have a new pal on 5 Minute Marvels — ROSS CAMPBELL. We were introduced to Ross by our buddy, Kelly Thompson. And, we’re excited. Ross has been so nice working with the girls and me to create this tribute to the X-Men’s Domino. He was so excited and so attentive to pick a character the girls would love to draw and, he did it.

Ross Campbell is another talented grad of the Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2006, he published his first graphic novel, called Wet Moon. He is the creator of The Abandoned and Mountain Girl and Water Baby. He also recently drew the story “The Hollows” for the first issue of the DC/Vertigo comic House of Mystery written by Bill Willingham.

A true child of 80s culture, Ross puts up incredible tributes to cartoon characters, Kaiju (Godzilla/Gamera monsters) and more at And, Ross’ personal Web site is

Click on the image below for a super-embiggened version! PS – PROUD POP MOMENT – I love Grace’s logo for Domino with the alternating white and black. Love.

Wolverine! by Jordan (8) & Steve (44)

A 5 Minute Marvel first! Jordan and Steve found the site while cruising the InterWeb … and turned in this drawing of the ferocious X-Man … Wolverine! Guys, I love the cross-hatching work. I hope this is the first of many.

Rogue! by Cate, Grace, Tim … and Kelly Thompson!

Grace and Cate’s new bestest internet buddy, Kelly Thompson, put a wonderful story about the girls and 5 Minute Marvel’s on her supercool blog, 1979 Semi-Finalist, today. Thanks so much, Kelly!

Kelly’s a talented writer. Check out her site … visit early and often. And, you can catch her column, She Has No Head!, over at Comics Should be Good.

Best of all … Kelly joined in the fun with this cool drawing of the X-Men’s Southern Powerhouse, Rogue. P.S. Looking at Cate’s drawing, you may be tempted to think Rogue is really religious. Not so. She has a shock of white hair that Cate interpreted to be “a star.” But, after drawing, Cate said, “I was too tired to draw a star. So, I drew a cross.” So, there you go.