Hey everybody, I’m sorry I haven’t been posting in a little while, but it’s been a busy week full of visiting relatives, moving into a new apartment, and starting graduate school! I just began getting my Masters in Music Industry Leadership at Northeastern in Boston. However I should be back to posting regularly now!
Now that I have finished up reading and reviewing the entire Silver Age of Uncanny X-Men, I thought I’d give a brief overview of the era.
The Silver Age of comics was very different then comics are today. Comics in that era were sillier and more lighthearted. Because of the Comic Code Authority, there was a large amount of censorship in comics so comics did not tend to push any boundaries.
Uncanny X-Men was no exception to the traditional comics of the era. In the 1960s the X-Men comics were frequently silly and a bit ridiculous. There were many crazy storylines that would never appear today.
The Uncanny X-Men of the 1960s may be very different than the current X-Men comics, but I think that they are definitely a necessary read for every X-Men fan. At the bottom of this post, I will post which issues I suggest you read.
Uncanny X-Men Issue #46 (July 10, 1968)
Story By: Gary Friedrich Art By: George Tuska and Don Heck
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Brief Description: The Juggernaut returns with vengeance on his mind, but what will he do when he discovers that Professor X is dead? And the conclusion to the origin story of Iceman!
Uncanny X-Men Issue #33 (June 10, 1967)
Story By: Roy Thomas
Art By: Werner Roth and Gil Kane
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Brief Description: As Professor X remains in a coma, the X-Men must face Juggernaut without their leader as the invincible villain makes his way to steal a jet. Luckily, Dr. Strange helps them out!
Uncanny X-Men Issue #32 (May 10, 1967)
Story By: Roy Thomas Art By: Werner Roth
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Brief Description: The X-Men celebrate Bobby’s 18th birthday but the celebration is cut short when the Juggernaut returns!
Uncanny X-Men Issue #13 (September 10, 1965)
Story By: Stan Lee Art By: Werner Roth and Jack Kirby
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Brief Description: Nothing can stop the Juggernaut, but the X-Men will go down trying! Guest-starring the Human Torch!
Uncanny X-Men Issue #12 (July 10, 1965)
Story By: Stan Lee Art By: Alex Toth and Jack Kirby
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Brief Description: It’s always awkward to have relatives crash at your place, especially when they’re knocking down the walls! First appearance and origin of Professor X’s stepbrother, the Juggernaut!