Retroactive: The Flash 1976 & Uncanny X-Men 1984

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The Flash (1976)

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The Flash #239(February 1976)tf239

The Flash #240(March 1976)tf240

The Flash #241(May 1976)tf241

The Flash #242(June 1976)tf242

The Flash #243(August 1976)tf243

The Flash #244(September 1976)tf244

The Flash #245(November 1976)tf245
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6 thoughts on “Retroactive: The Flash 1976 & Uncanny X-Men 1984

  1. I really like UXM # 186.
    First of all, it’s not the same old “superhero vs villain” image: in this case we have Ororo sitting next to a man with an artificial leg, and both of them have a very calm facial expression.
    And then you look behind them, and you notice a gorgeous background, formed by various purple clouds and a flaming sky.
    There’s a third detail that won me over: the tagline “Lifedeath – A love story.” It makes me think that this time, instead of the same old “The X – Men save the day” story, we’ll get something totally different and unusual, that is to say an issue focused on Ororo’s private life.
    As for the Flash, I agree with the cover you chose. Special mention for issue # 243, because of the perspective leaning to the left.

    • “And then you look behind them, and you notice a gorgeous background, formed by various purple clouds and a flaming sky.”
      That use of colouring is fantastic and helps make a downright beautiful image.

      “There’s a third detail that won me over: the tagline “Lifedeath – A love story.” It makes me think that this time, instead of the same old “The X – Men save the day” story, we’ll get something totally different and unusual, that is to say an issue focused on Ororo’s private life.”
      Exactly, though the use of the term “lifedeath” has me truly puzzled. What could it mean? For me, my runner-up would be UXM Annual #8. Just something about this cover speaks to me.

      “Special mention for issue # 243, because of the perspective leaning to the left.”
      And special mention for #239. The Flash robbing the Rogues? Say what? 🙂

      Thanks, as always, for providing your selections!

  2. So many fantastic covers to pick from! Well, I really liked The Flash ##242 with a mysterious woman just touching the ground and zapping the Flash and stopping him in his tracks. What a great cover and very mysterious as well. Uncanny X#Men #185 with Rogue having defeated Storm is another great cover, very dark and creepy as well.

    • “Well, I really liked The Flash ##242 with a mysterious woman just touching the ground and zapping the Flash and stopping him in his tracks.”
      Such a powerful foe and a great way to introduce her to the readers. Her effortless defeat of the Flash has me intrigued.

      “What a great cover and very mysterious as well. Uncanny X#Men #185 with Rogue having defeated Storm is another great cover, very dark and creepy as well.”
      I agree that Rogue has never look so scary!

      Thanks for sharing your choices.

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