Back in 1993, the Fox network aired the first episode of X-Men: the Animated Series as part of its Saturday morning cartoon lineup. It received impressively high ratings and ran for 5 seasons, with a total of 76 episodes, many of which were based on popular storylines from the comics. In 2009, David Nakayama had the good fortune to work on this package art for Disney’s release of the show, as well as Iron Man: The Animated Series.
X-Men: The Animated Series Vol.1.
X-Men: The Animated Series Vol.2. – This season featured an arc based on ‘The Dark Phoenix Saga,’ one of the comics’ all-time greatest storylines.
X-Men: The Animated Series Vol.3.
Original, unused lineart for X-men: The Animated Series Vol.4. This one’s a recreation of the show’s catchy and very popular intro sequence, but it was deemed too busy for the final package. So they went with a zoomed-in version of the Wolverine/Sabretoot
X-Men: The Animated Series Vol.4, final version.
X-Men: The Animated Series Vol.5. – Captain America made a memorable guest appearance on a couple of episodes this season, so they featured him prominently on the cover, along with other notables.
Iron Man: The Animated Series. – Shipped to stores just as the first Iron Man film was making its blockbuster premiere.