Classic Wolverine Cover: Uncanny X-Men #221

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Following on the heels of a slew of guest artists, Marc Silvestri finally came on board as the new artist of Uncanny X-Men with issue #220.

And with Uncanny X-Men #221, he delivered a stunning cover with Dan Green that literally blew Wolverine away…

Wolverine Covers: Uncanny X-Men #221

Unfortunately, many Wolverine covers from the same year didn’t hold up quite as well — as can be seen after the jump…

Brett Blevins filled in as guest artist for Uncanny X-Men #219 and created a truly evil vision of X-Men, but the cover is more about Havok and the X-Men than Wolverine. Uncanny X-Men #222, on the other hand, is all Wolverine (and Sabretooth), but this cover by Marc Silvestri and Dan Green just doesn’t have the same pop as the classic cover of the previous issue…

Wolverine Covers: Uncanny X-Men #219 Wolverine Covers: Uncanny X-Men #222

Alan Davis and Paul Neary provided the cover for Uncanny X-Men Annual #11, but the issue is known more for Wolverine regenerating from a single drop of blood (really!) than for the cover. And while Spider-Man Versus Wolverine #1 is a great read, the cover by Mark Bright and Al Williamson really doesn’t do the story justice…

Wolverine Covers: Uncanny X-Men Annual #11 Wolverine Covers: Spider-Man Versus Wolverine #1

Jon Bogdanove and Terry Austin did a terrific job on the Fantastic Four vs. the X-Men miniseries (yup, Marvel liked the versus books back in 1987), but the covers never effectively captured the tension of the series itself. And finally, Wolverine failed to receive that truly classic cover from the X-Men vs. the Avengers miniseries (I told you Marvel liked versus books) by Marc Silvestri and Josef Rubinstein

Wolverine Covers: Fantastic Four vs. X-Men #2 Wolverine Covers: X-Men vs. Avengers #3

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  1. I really like seeing these covers. They have such a “nostalgic” look to them — even if they weren’t part of my childhood.

  2. The Fantastic Four vs The X-Men covers were horrible. Every single cover had a little Franklin Richards blubbering either in the corner or up in your face. They probably tapping into the Disney craze when the audience was eating up crying kids and animals like in Bambi.

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