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Cover Of The Day 1/13/15

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It’s hard to deny the force that was Jim Lee in the 1990s. For better or for worse he helped define a generation of artists and fans alike. Uncanny X-Men #275 was a gatefold cover showcasing the new iteration of the team and the reintroduction to the old Xavier Institute costumes. This issue was the middle of a 4 part story in space featuring the Shi’Ar that would sadly be one of the last stories longtime author Chris Claremont would pen for the series. I think you’ll agree that this cover highlights what Jim Lee does best.

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Cover Of The Day 11/28/14

Uncanny X-Men 253

X-Men AGAIN? They certainly have been highlighted by me far more than any other comic in our Cover Of The Day feature. Not only is it the title I know the best, they also have a rich history of artists that worked on it throughout it’s lifespan. By 1989 Chris Claremont’s X-Men had been through the ringer. Having been sucked through the Siege Perilous a few issues prior the entire team had been spit out in different locations across the world and were left at a crossroads trying to find a way back to one another. Marc Silvestri’s cover for #253 perfectly illustrates that separation and the different factions of characters. I love how it’s designed in a way that it pays homage to the old painted movie posters of yesteryear. Jim Lee would very soon become the name more closely associated with this time period of Uncanny X-Men artists, but Silverstri’s work on the title speaks for itself.

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Evil Geek Book Report – Uncanny X-Men #268

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Biff is taking you back in time (as if you would expect anything else?). We’re going to a quieter and more simple time…1990, before things really got out of control. Today, I’m reviewing a classic, Uncanny X-Men #268 by long time X-Men scribe Chris Claremont and rising Marvel star artist, Jim Lee. This was an issue that tends to be singled out often in Claremont’s legendary run that I hadn’t read or at the very least hadn’t read since I was a little kid. So I figured, why the hell not?

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Evil Geek Book Report – X-Men: Primer

Riding the high of my current X-Men Bendis buzz, I thought I’d tempt fate and see if lightning could strike twice. I wanted more X-Men but I knew I wasn’t interested in any series that had the X-Men teaching classes to new mutants so Wolverine & The X-Men was out. Brian Wood’s X-Men series (just called X-Men…like in the 90’s) was only about 11 issues in and boasts one of the best team rosters imaginable. We’re talking Storm, Psylocke, Rogue, Kitty Pryde and Rachel Grey…oh and Jubilee. What’s not to like?

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