Friday, March 1, 2013
This is a team up that I would have loved to have seen because it represents my favorite eras from two of the most popular teams of my youth. The Chris Claremont/Paul Smith run on Uncanny X-Men featured great superhero melodrama with inventive characters, menacing villains and stunning visuals. The Brood Saga and The return of Phoenix were thrilling to read month to month. The Legion of Super-Heroes never looked better than when George Perez would illustrate them, and his covers always made me want to read the stories within. This was when they still had a simple continuity, before Crisis on Infinite Earths. They never quite seemed to recover from the removal of Superboy from their history.