Friday, May 23, 2014

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: Gil Kane's Groovy X-Men

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! If you're like Ol' Groove, tonight you'll be sitting in a darkened theater watching X-Men: Days of Future Past. Now, I bet you thought this post would focus on the legendary Days of Future Past storyline from X-Men issues 141-142 (October-November 1980). Fooled ya! I figured lots of band-with will be used on those worthy mags. No, as usual, yers trooly took a different route. I thought, "How ironic is it that this sure-to-be blockbuster is set in the early 1970s--when the X-Men's mag was in full-on reprint mode!" Then, as I perused those magnificent mags, I noticed that most of the new (as opposed to reprinted) covers were drawn by Gil (Sugar) Kane. The X-Men and Kane--two entities that really needed to spend more time together! So, without further ado, Groove City presents the X-Men by Gil Kane (and a galaxy of super-star inkers)! Oh, and just 'cause I love ya, baby, I've included cover appearances featuring the X-Men in brand new (during the 70s, duh) guest-starring roles. Dig 'em!!







And although this one came out after the All-New, All-Different revival, it's too good not to share! (Thanks Grand Comics Database for the awesome scans!)

4 comments:

  1. Didn't Kane illustrate an early Marvel Team-Up featuring the X-Men?

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  2. Oh, wait, it's up there. MTU #4. I'm pretty sure Kane pencilled the interior of that one.

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  3. Nice seeing all of these Kane X-covers in one place. And as a big fan of Kane's work, I definitely agree that it would have been cool to see him do more work on X-men (an annual at least...)

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  4. Great stuff Groove! Ah, such wonderful work by Mr. Kane. Really miss his unique but enjoyable art.

    - Mike from Trinidad & Tobago.

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