The back cover to issue 2
of the Clandestine (the first
part of four connecting
covers) was intended for
issue 1 but at the eleventh
hour it was decided to have
a more classic image that
could work on a foil cover
for the series launch.
The two covers for the X-Men
ClanDestine 'team-up' were fairly
rushed generic compositions after a
four part image to run across both
issues, showing the two teams
tangled in a mass of slimy tentacles,
was pulled just weeks before
For anyone wondering why the UPC boxes on my copies of
ClanDestine have red crosses.
The series was produced during the Marvel UK implosion so I was
never sent any 'comps' (understandably not a major priority when so
many people were losing their jobs). Some months later when I
visited Marvel US I asked Bob Harras if there might be any spare
copies in-house. There weren't but, always helpful and considerate,
Bob 'confiscated' all of the file copies from his editors and sent them
to me... hmmm, maybe that's why nobody at Marvel has read the