Covers of comics that are (or have been) in my collection at one point or another.
Milestone number! Sorta! Let’s see what this brings us:
Fantastic Four: I still have this issue in my collection, picked up randomly by a family member I think or part of my uncle’s collection. Not really remembering (or even knowing at the time) that Bill Sienkiewicz was on art, you can see his style trying to peek out in the smallest of ways. With such a heavy inker in Pablo Marcos however, Sienkiewicz touch might be incredibly subdued. (1980)
Flash: The final issue of the Geoff Johns’ run since starting on the series with issue 164 (a run I have yet to full read). This should really be the final Flash issue for this volume as the remaining issues are very average. I think it’s also safe to say that Wally West as a character lost a bit of his shine from here on out. I’ve seen many a contemporary reader call Wally “their” Flash, but to me, he’ll always be Kid Flash of the New Teen Titans. (2005)
Justice League of America (1984)
Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes: Side-burns Superboy is best Superboy. This is the first “Legion” issue long-time writer Paul Levitz is on - can anyone confirm if this is the first time he ever wrote those characters? I was wondering if he did a one-off in another title that featured the Legion or some of the characters. (1977)
Uncanny X-Men: As Fall of the Mutants began, I said farewell to reading Uncanny at the time of it’s month-to-month release. This is the final issue I plucked off the shelf. I would start reading X-Men again regularly with the whole Jim Lee/Mutant Genesis relaunch. While I’ve read a few issues that had Marc Silvestri on art, this era is largely unread and feels a bit wild wild west to me without some of the main X characters. I understand for many this is the start of their X-Men reading, but I’m not so nostalgic about it. (1988)
Wonder Woman (2006)