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Top Ten Uncanny X-Men Covers: Vol. 1 (Claremont Era)

Recently my Brother-In-Arms Biff Tannen compiled a list of his favorite Daredevil covers. It just so happened that they were some of mine, as well. As much as I liked the artistic works of Messrs Miller, Mazzucchelli, Colan, Buckler,and Romita I was equally taken with the concept of the article. I resolved to steal it.

I’ve decided to tackle the series on with I cut my teeth as a comic book fan: The Uncanny X-Men. Since that particular series ran for over 500 issues, I’ve narrowed the field of candidates down to the issues written by Chris Claremont. Still, it’s a very long run of books with some gorgeous covers to choose from. I hope my selections don’t disappoint.

softball

Nothing says “Claremont” like the X-Men playing softball.

10)

X-Men 135

#135, July 1980. Art by John Byrne and Terry Austin

9)

X-Men 173

#173, September 1983. Art by Paul Smith and Bob Wiacek

8)

X-Men 114

#114, October 1978. Art by John Byrne and Terry Austin

7)

#277, June 1991. Art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams

#277, June 1991. Art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams

6)

X-Men 205

#205, May 1986. Art by Barry Windsor-Smith

5)

X-Men 167

#167, March 1983. Art by Paul Smith and Bob Wiacek

4)

X-Men 213

#213, January 1987. Art by Alan Davis and Paul Neary

3)

X-Men 251

#251, November 1989. Art by Marc Silvestri and Dan Green

2)

#212, December 1986. Art by Barry Windsor-Smith

#212, December 1986. Art by Barry Windsor-Smith

1)

#141, January 1981. Art by John Byrne and Terry Austin

#141, January 1981. Art by John Byrne and Terry Austin

Well, there you have it. I think we’ve learned something today… we’ve learned that there was no escaping Wolverine on the cover of Uncanny X-Men during the salad days of Marvel Comics. Anyway, you know the score. If I overlooked your favorite, feel free to let me know below.

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Posted on May 7, 2013, in COMICS!, Geekology, Nerd Art and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. HeebieJeebieMan

    Glad to see you threw a little Barry Windsor-Smith in there…..Jackass.

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