Retroactive: The Flash 1996 & Uncanny X-Men 2003

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The Flash (1996)

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The Flash Vol. 2 #109(January 1996)tfv2109

The Flash Vol. 2 #110(February 1996)tfv2110

The Flash Vol. 2 #111(March 1996)tfv2111

The Flash Vol. 2 #112(April 1996)tfv2112

The Flash Vol. 2 #113(May 1996)tfv2113

The Flash Vol. 2 #114(June 1996)tfv2114

The Flash Vol. 2 #115(July 1996)tfv2115

The Flash Vol. 2 #116(August 1996)tfv2116

The Flash Vol. 2 #117(September 1996)tfv2117

The Flash Vol. 2 #118(October 1996)tfv2118

The Flash Vol. 2 #119(November 1996)tfv2119

The Flash Vol. 2 #120(December 1996)tfv2120

The Flash Vol. 2 Annual #9(1996)tfv2a9

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8 thoughts on “Retroactive: The Flash 1996 & Uncanny X-Men 2003

  1. 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! : )

  2. 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! 🙂

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