Sunday, June 12, 2011

1983 - Uncanny X-Men at the State Fair of Texas

Uncanny X-Men at the State Fair of Texas
Writers: Jim Salicrup/David Kraft
Artists: Kerry Gammil, Alan Kupperberg, and Chic Stone

This one-shot issue was included as a free supplement to the Dallas Times Herald newspaper. It featured a rather sad and uninspired plot with Magneto and the X-Men racing to find a new mutant. Thankfully, Eques, this new mutant has not appeared since.

The cover art was done by John Romita although I could barely tell it was his work.




8 comments:

  1. Should I be embarrassed that I actually own this?
    lol

    Oddly enough, it used to be a high-priced, rare issue (not the reason I have it, as I used to be quite the X-collector).

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  2. "I like the way Storm made Big Tex kick Magneto in the pants!"

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  3. I don't know, this is not too much to base my decision on...

    Was the story bad or simply a very basic one?

    Eques has a nice design, so, not knowing his full story, I think he could be a nice character if some writer developed him.

    At first I thought the mutant would be "Big Tex", and that would indeed have made me grateful for no more appearances from him, LOL.

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  4. You don't think the cover looks like Romita's work? It's Romita, Sr., remember - there are definitely distinctive curves and lines that could only be his.

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  5. Hey PJ, it's Romita Sr. certainly, just isn't put together very well as I'm used to. Eques is actually a great rendering, as is Storm, but Colossus and Wolverine seem awkward to my eye.

    Hey Cesar, the story was very basic and limited and with such a setting and scope, there's not much that could be done to breathe any life into it! :)

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  6. Yeah, i always thought this was a rarity, but I found it a couple years ago in a $1 bin.

    starfoxxx

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  7. think it might be more valuable since Big Tex just burned down?

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  8. Hey Judah, thanks for the comment. Yikes, didn't know it burned down. Sad.

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