Retroactive: The Flash 1976 & Uncanny X-Men 1984

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Uncanny X-Men (1984)

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Uncanny X-Men #177(January 1984)UXM177

Uncanny X-Men #178(February 1984)UXM178

Uncanny X-Men #179(March 1984)UXM179

Uncanny X-Men #180(April 1984)UXM180

Uncanny X-Men #181(May 1984)UXM181

Uncanny X-Men #182(June 1984)UXM182

Uncanny X-Men #183(July 1984)UXM183

Uncanny X-Men #184(August 1984)UXM184

Uncanny X-Men #185(September 1984)UXM185

Uncanny X-Men Annual #8(September 1984)UXMA8

Uncanny X-Men #186(October 1984)UXM186

Uncanny X-Men #187(November 1984)UXM187

Uncanny X-Men #188(December 1984)UXM188

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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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