“Like most of my comic work, the whole thing was based off a single joke. It always drove me crazy the way Jean was so weak in that old 90’s cartoon,” Wittert said in email correspondence. “The Scott/Jean relationship I’ve been developing is actually just based on my roommates’. With certain mutations.”
Recently, he caught the attention of Marvel, which asked him to contribute a story in X-Men #25.
“I walked into my living room and my roommates were sitting on the couch and I told them about the email [from Marvel] and they just laughed at me. Then they realized I wasn’t joking and freaked out. They’re very excited to see their relationship broadcasted like this.”
Basically a fan comics dream come true. Congrats to Max! You can check out a few more of these comic below.
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You can check out more of these on Max’s Tumblr.