Retroactive: The Flash 1961 & Uncanny X-Men 1965

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Uncanny X-Men (1965)

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Uncanny X-Men #9(January 1965)UXM9

Uncanny X-Men #10(March 1965)UXM10

Uncanny X-Men #11(May 1965)UXM11

Uncanny X-Men #12(July 1965)UXM12

Uncanny X-Men #13(September 1965)UXM13

Uncanny X-Men #14(November 1965)UXM14

Uncanny X-Men #15(December 1965)UXM15

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5 thoughts on “Retroactive: The Flash 1961 & Uncanny X-Men 1965

  1. I really like Flash # 118.
    First of all, there is a very intriguing tagline: “The doomed scarecrow.” It could be the title of a horror story, and it creates a creepy tone I absolutely adore.
    The thought bubble is very intriguing as well, because it mentions a “baffling mistery”: I’m an avid reader of detective stories, so I would have bought Flash # 118 for that thought bubble alone.
    Even without these marvellous details, this cover would be question raising anyway, because you would wonder “Why is a man shooting a scarecrow? Why is Flash trying to prevent it? Will he succeed in stopping that bullet?” Questions, questions, questions.
    As for the X – Men, I pick UXM # 14. I love how the sentinel is impending over us, as I love the fact that the villain is in the foreground and the heroes are just a little spot near his armpit.

    • “Even without these marvellous details, this cover would be question raising anyway, because you would wonder “Why is a man shooting a scarecrow? Why is Flash trying to prevent it? Will he succeed in stopping that bullet?” Questions, questions, questions.”
      It certainly is an intriguing cover. I can’t fathom a guess at any of the answers…which only makes me want to track it down even more. A really great choice and one that I would have to award by runner-up award to. Special mention as well for Flash #119. It’s got Mirror Master, need I say more? 🙂

      “As for the X – Men, I pick UXM # 14. I love how the sentinel is impending over us, as I love the fact that the villain is in the foreground and the heroes are just a little spot near his armpit.”
      I very nearly picked this as my #1 cover. The way that the Sentinel is posed is fantastic and I’m especially fond of the tagline “Among us stalk…the Sentinels!” I can’t wait to see them make their big-screen appearance in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past movie as well.

      Thanks, as always, for providing your selections!

  2. Brilliant, I chose exactly the same issue as you. I love the cover for Flash #123 as the we see Flash and the Golden Age Flash rushing to help someone. Its a brilliant story, and a timeless classic. I really like X-Men #12 as well, as it promises the origin of Professor X and the introduction of the Juggernaut, who is bursting up through the ground to attack the X-Men, brilliant!

    • Ah, we are on the same page this week! That’s what happens when absolutely beautiful and memorable covers make an appearance. The Flash one was a no-brainer for me. As soon as I saw it would be in this edition I knew right away, without any hesitation, that it would win the top prize for me.

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