Covers of comics that are (or have been) in my collection at one point or another.
New X-Men: Grant Morrison’s New X-Men run comes to a close. At first, and especially because of the overly hyper-kinetic Silvestri art, I was a bit put off by the four part ending to the run. But on rereads, found it to be a logical and emotional cap to what Morrison started in issue 114. Creators would pull many of Morrison’s creations into the the X-Men universe once he left - Fantomex, the Cuckoos, Quentin Quire, second mutations, Scott and Emma, cat-Beast, Weapon X (Ten), etc - but perhaps not always with the same level of thought. His run helped to reinvigorate the brand, was quite successful sales wise and dared to be different. And, for those that wondered how Scott could ever be in a relationship with Emma, you only have to read this final issue and understand that it all comes with a blessing. While the series overall is up and down, especially with the art, I enjoy reading it for its challenges and complexity. Something you don’t get often in most A-list titles. (2004)
Superman: Ed McGuinness joins the Jeph Loeb Superman run - and nothing will ever be the same again! (2000)