Hello! I'm an avid X-Men fan with a question that I hope isn't too weird. There was a Byrne original page from Uncanny 113 that was recently auctioned. On the back of the page were sketches of Margali and Jimaine Szardoz! This page predates their first appearance by a couple of years (in Uncanny annual #4, after you were off the book). I asked him about the sketches, but he said they were just doodles. I should probably just let it rest, and I apologize, but the sketches were so beautiful and the character designs so wonderful that I had to look for more answers! If you have them, I'm all ears! Do you recall if these characters were in the works while JB was still on the book?

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