THE X-MEN AT 60: Dig These 13 Underappreciated Covers

A different selection…

The X-Men #1, by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman, debuted July 2, 1963 — 60 years ago. (So did the Avengers!)

To mark the occasion, we’ve decided to give you a gallery of 13 COVERS that you just don’t see on too many Best Of lists. Not that these are subpar, mind you. Far from it.

But there have been so many iconic covers that we just decided to go a bit off the beaten path. So you won’t see this:

Instead, you get the 13 below — all from the Silver and Bronze Ages. (Plus, click here for a similar Avengers celebration!)

Far out.

Jack Kirby pencils, Paul Reinman inks, possible Marie Severin alterations to Angel

John Romita Jr. pencils, Dan Green inks

John Byrne pencils, Terry Austin inks

Dave Cockrum

Bob McLeod

Kirby pencils, Dick Ayers inks

Romita Jr.

Werner Roth pencils, Ayers inks

Ross Andru pencils, George Roussos inks

Paul Smith

Sal Buscema pencils, Tom Palmer

Cockrum and Austin

Romita Jr. and Green


— THE AVENGERS AT 60: Dig These 13 Underappreciated Covers. Click here.

— SUNDAY FUNNIES With KERRY CALLEN: Party Time for the X-MEN and the AVENGERS! Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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    • Love the Kirby one from X-men 16.

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  1. Nothing from Neal? C’mon. Appt of the moment, check issue 58.

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    • The headline says “underappreciated.” I’d be hard pressed to find any Neal Adams cover that falls under that description — especially Issue #58, which is (yet another) Adams masterpiece.

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