In Retroactive I’ll take you on a visual comic cover tour of the past covering all the covers for a particular series. Each entry will cover an entire year and I’ll always have one comic from DC and one comic from Marvel. At the end of each edition of Retroactive I’ll select my overall favourite cover for that year for each series. Last time on Retroactive we covered The Flash 1995 and Uncanny X-Men 2002. If you need a refresher, just click HERE. Below you’ll find the two series that I’m currently covering. Click on that specific logo to be instantly taken directly to that series. The last section is reserved for my Top Picks from each year. Click the logo or travel to the third page to view them.
The Flash 1996___________________________________________________
Uncanny X-Men 2003________________________________________________________
8 thoughts on “Retroactive: The Flash 1996 & Uncanny X-Men 2003”
I completely agree with the X – cover you chose.
Special mention for UXM # 416, because all those collapsed buildings help creating a post – apocalyptic atmosphere I absolutely adore. I also love the fact that the Juggernaut’s hand is grabbing the X of the title: perhaps this is a way to suggest that he holds the X – Men’s fate in the palm of his hand.
The other gold medal goes to the Annual, because even in this case we have some details (collapsed buildings, Flash’s costume being in shreds and the tagline “Legends of the Dead Earth”) that make me think of a post – apocalyptic story.
Special mention for Flash # 112: I love alternative outfits and Elseworlds stories, and this issue apparently offers both.
Bronze medal for Flash # 119, because the outfit of the villain reminds me of one of my favorite Marvel villains (the Sin Eater).
“Special mention for UXM # 416.”
Yes. I love this cover as well and it also earns my runner-up award. 3rd Place goes to another Juggernaut cover #430 with #421 just being edged out.
“The other gold medal goes to the Annual, because even in this case we have some details (collapsed buildings, Flash’s costume being in shreds and the tagline “Legends of the Dead Earth”) that make me think of a post – apocalyptic story.”
And this was my runner-up for the very reasons you listed. My Bronze medal goes to #113. I love the look on the Flash’s face as everyone around him worships the ground he runs on with giant Flash logos being projected in the sky. Where is he? The future? Looking at their outfits it is a good guess as is the tagline “Race Against Time.”
Thanks, as always, for sharing your selections!
“3rd Place goes to another Juggernaut cover #430 with #421 just being edged out.” And my 3rd place goes to UXM # 432: a cover showing an attractive woman has a big chance to get a medal in my personal ranking. : )
I also love how meticulously the cover artist drew her hair.
The third reason why this cover gets the bronze medal is that this girl reminds me of Jubilee.
UXM # 427 got very close to the 3rd prize, because of its detailed background and awesome lighting.
“Thanks, as always, for sharing your selections!” Thank you as well for your replies! : )
I actually own UXM #432 and got the artist (Philip Tan) to sign it this past year at Fan Expo Vancouver! 🙂
Wow! Not only you own a great cover, but a great cover signed by the man who created? This is what I call a double win! : )
I didn’t know that Philip Tan was the artist. He did an awesome work on Spawn, and I also liked the covers he recently drew for Hawkman (with this one being my favorite: http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Savage_Hawkman_Vol_1_6). Now that I know that the cover for UXM # 432 has been drawn by him, I’m even more convinced this image deserves the bronze medal.
Thanks for the share. Great cover and it answers one of my questions as well: where has the Gentleman Ghost been hiding since the New 52?
I like Flash Vol 1 #117 a very dark and foreboding scene, especially the way the Flash insignia is portrayed in the background, and the splash of blood on the Flash’s chest, very spooky. I also enjoyed seeing the cover of Uncanny X-men #421, what a great team picture, as they rush into action with the Juggernaut leading the charge. Very exciting!
We’re synchronized with our Flash choices while your UXM one is a stellar image that just barely missed making my Top 3 podium. Fantastic!
Thanks for providing your choices. It is always appreciated! 🙂