Nostalgically revisiting the comics of the 1980s since 2008.
This is fantastic! I love Mike Zeck's work and its cool to see the New Mutants in the original.We used to get the UK versions of Secret Wars here and they used that full image except for Cannonball - Colossus was in his place. Why the difference between that version and the UK I'm not sure, but there is a colour version of issue one's poster at http://itsadansworld.blogspot.com/2010/08/thor-and-mr-fantastic-originally-in.html
Hey Dan, thanks for the link! And great blog by the way!
No worries Jason - Glad you liked what you saw and thanks for following!
That's awesome. Thanks for the image.starfoxxx
Hey Starfoxxx, you're more than welcome. I was amazed by it when I found it!
I love all things 80s and the Secret Wars maxi series is one of the many projects that also made it a great decade for comics. Mike Zeck's work was awesome and visually dynamic. i can see why they would leave out cannon ball since he wasn't part of the "good guy" team but it's too bad they didn't leave Mr. Fantastic and THOR on the cover. this cover over the years has become somewhat iconic and used for Marvel merchandising so it's a shame they did leave in what i thought were two essential characters. also that Mike Golden poster was a good pick for your feature art on this blog. it's very symbolic of the 80s and in general Mike Golden is one of the best comic book artists ever. nice blog, i found it through Dan's site.david
In this cover I find that Professor-X and, perhaps, Magneto are missing.