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I was confronted with a Shi’ar interior just recently. I realized—for the first time—that Dave’s whimsical STAR TREK tribute didn’t really reflect a logical configuration, so I had to put some new thought into it.
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How big is that bug ship above? Is it a ten person ship like the Falcon, or could it have hundreds of crew like the Enterprise? 
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I love it when a writer is smart enough and respectful enough to put little touches like that in to a story. It also shows an understanding of the sand box they are playing in.
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How big is that bug ship above? Is it a ten person ship like the Falcon, or could it have hundreds of crew like the Enterprise?

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My assumption, based on that bridge scene, was that it was around the same size as the TOS Enterprise.

Here's a peek at my take on the interior of one of the "eyes"...

(Again, BWS is "Black with Stars".)

I wasn't consciously aware of it, but it seems like this image from 137 must have been lurking somewhere in the back of my mind...

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THAT IS EXTREMELY COOL.

This takes the "eyes" from looking like windshields to truly feeling like massive observation decks. That's a really neat shot.
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The similar ship that appears in X-MEN #137 has Xavier identify it as an imperial dreadnought. (Heh, he also locates the amphitheater of aliens in judgement as being in the cargo deck, although there's a panoramic view (or mural?) of space overhead.) They've gone against the mile-long Starjammer with no indication of dwarfing or being dwarfted by it.

I want to thank you for keeping one smooth tapestry by drawing this ship in #137. (Did you have to work out your own way of drawing it back then?) Marvel's alien ships tend to change their design esthetic from issue to issue and from artist to artist, but the legendary nature of that book and the return of Cockrum kept this as the iconic Shi'ar ship for a decade afterward.

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I took the opportunity to introduce my own design—what I called the “twin boomerang” version—and then promptly blew it up (with Chris doing his best to work in a “Kiss me, Hardy” moment). It was, of course, very much not in the style of Dave’s bug ships, but I drew them, too.
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Nice, love that interior shot.
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Wow!  Awesome!!  Great to see your alien tech design, JB.


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I cringe imagining that panel disappearing behind Claremont captions—most of them describing the panel!
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Wonderful conception of the interior of one of those "eyes". You have an amazing knack for 'imagineering' things that haven't been seen before. I'm fumbling around trying to do some sequential illustrations and find I keep reaching for the easy crutch of photo reference...which is very limiting.

Thanks for sharing the grandeur of this panel!
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JB, were you going for a Star Trek the Motion Picture inspired look for the Shi'ar uniforms on the double boomerang.?
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