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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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Ep 087 – Evil Geeks Disassembled: Return To Dimension X – Chris Claremont’s X-Men Part 2

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Welcome to the second part of Biff & Kang’s long form discussion on Chris Claremont’s historic run as writer for the X-Men. This episode focuses on the later portion of his tenure from the often misunderstood (but fascinating) Outback era and the Siege Perilous up to 1991’s launch of X-Men Vol. 2 with artist Jim Lee. We also pick our X-Men dream teams from the Claremont era. So come take a trip down memory lane with us and possibly learn something while you’re at it. Get comfortable and give a listen.

(You can find Part 1 here)

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Ep 070 – Evil Geeks Disassembled: Return To Dimension X – The Image Revolution

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In today’s episode Martian Luthor Kang and Biff Tannen discuss the recently released Image Revolution, a Sequart documentary about the founding and success of Image Comics in the 1990s. They also take a trip down memory lane to discuss their own experiences. Oh and Rob Liefeld. Lots of talk about him.

 

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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.

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

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