Retroactive Special Edition: Uncanny X-Men Through The Decades

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Uncanny X-Men (1990’s)

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History
Uncanny X-Men 1990
Uncanny X-Men 1991
Uncanny X-Men 1992
Uncanny X-Men 1993
Uncanny X-Men 1994
Uncanny X-Men 1995
Uncanny X-Men 1996
Uncanny X-Men 1997
Uncanny X-Men 1998
Uncanny X-Men 1999

My Overall PickUXM318

Uncanny X-Men #318. Some covers astound us with their action-packed visuals, others amaze us with drop-dead gorgeous imagery, while others move us emotionally by the scene on display. This cover is the perfect example of the latter category, a scene that stirs our feelings as we bid a fond farewell to a much beloved character. Front and centre is Jubilation Lee, bag in hand, backpack on her back, marching forward and away from Professor Xavier who is stoic as he watches his young pupil “graduate” and leave the X-Men life behind. Jubilee crooks her head to the side as she remembers those she is leaving behind, everyone who has affected her life. These fond memories of her time in the X-Mansion is represented by the ghostly assemblage of Mutants behind her ranging from Cyclops to Rogue and including Jubilee herself with her closest ally Wolverine, his arm draped around her shoulder. We see this event and can’t help but react to what is surely the end of an era. We also look at this cover and know that we aren’t going to get a mindless fight scene but an actual story with drama and retrospectives that will stand with us for quite some time afterwards. It is the perfect way to close the chapter on the character that is Jubilee as we look forward to the future ahead.

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One thought on “Retroactive Special Edition: Uncanny X-Men Through The Decades

  1. 60s: UXM # 2
    70s: UXM # 75
    80s: UXM # 236
    90s: UXM # 358
    00s: UXM Annual 2000
    10s: UXM # 527

    It was a very hard task to choose the best cover of the 90s, because there were two other images that got very close to the overall gold medal: UXM # 290 and UXM # 348.
    Of course choosing the best cover of the 00s wasn’t easy either, because UXM # 493 would have deserved the 1st prize as well.
    Maybe 2009 was the best time ever for the X – covers. All the images I put on the podium in that Retroactive edition are extremely beautiful, and even the cover which got the 4th prize would have won the gold medal with ease in any other year.

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