A Complete Analysis of the Silver Age of Uncanny X-Men (Issue #1-#66, 1963-1970)

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.

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My Top 10 Marvel Villains

I will be on vacation in Disney World this week with my family so I probably won’t be posting any reviews for a week but I thought I’d leave you guys with an exciting post before I leave! I love making lists and I love Marvel comics so I thought I would follow up on my list of my Top 10  Favorite Marvel Super Heroes with this new list of my Top 10 Marvel Villains! I will also be updating both lists soon and expanding it to my top 20 favorite Marvel heroes and villains. For now, here they are my Top 10 Marvel Villains! 

10. Bullseye: There is no denying that Bulleye is a psychopath. As an assassin he has killed countless people and he enjoys using seemingly harmless items like pencils and playing cards to kill people. Bullseye tends to be a Daredevil villain and has been torturing Daredevil since the villain’s existence in the comics.

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Review of Uncanny X-Men Issue #58

Uncanny X-Men Issue #58 (July 10, 1969)

Story By: Roy Thomas                                                                                   Art By: Neal Adams

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Brief Description: The Sentinels are back and they have a mission to find and capture every mutant there is! Will Larry Trask be able to control them?

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Review of Uncanny X-Men Issue #52

Uncanny X-Men Issue #52 (January 10, 1969)

Story By: Arnold Drake                                                   Art By: Werner Roth and Marie Severin

Rating 4 out of 5 stars

Brief Description: Brace yourselves for the epic conclusion to this origin of Polaris story arc! Plus the Beast is forced to live a life of crime!

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Review of Uncanny X-Men Issue #51

Uncanny X-Men Issue #51 (December 10, 1968)

Story By: Arnold Drake

Art By: Werner Roth and Jim Steranko

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Brief Description: The X-Men’s battle with Magneto and Mesmero continues! Will Polaris come to their aid? And who are these mysterious villain’s who want to join forces with Beast?

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