Thursday, 22 March 2012

Uncanny X-Men #160: S'ym

Uncanny X-Men #160
By Chris Claremont, Brent Anderson & Bob Wiacek

In August 1982, the Marvel Comic Uncanny X-Men #160 featured a demon villain named S'ym who vaguely resembles Cerebus. A few months later, in the letters page of Uncanny X-Men #164, the intended tribute to Cerebus was confirmed:
 (via Comic Book Resources)

1 comment:

j_ay said...

This always seemed vague (at best). While obviously the name is a poke at Dave, Sym looks NOTHING like Cerebus.
He wears a vest.
That's all.

Even Bill Sienkiewicz, who was friendly with Dave at the time, and drew Sym in a few New Mutants issues, seems to have NOT got the memo that Sym was anything even vaguely Cerebus-esque.
only years later when he did a cover had this assertion (somehow) hit him, hence the actually, and only, Cerebusish-Sym on New Mutants cover #52