Nostalgically revisiting the comics of the 1980s since 2008.
I remember when Alpha Flight #6 was new. That same month, "The Trial of Galactus" issue of Fantastic Four came out (#262) with a very detailed cover, in total contrast to the blank cover of Alpha Flight. It was obvious that Byrne spent too much time on FF and not enough time on AF that month. I remember, nearly the whole issue was practically blank pages! Only John Byrne had have enough nerve to do that. LOL
Oops! I mean "The Trial of Reed Richards" (not Galactus). :oP
Jason, this great to see, thank you! I had started my subscriptions the month before, and remember getting those three marvel books in brown paper wrappers in the mail. Where'd you get these cover images from? They look weird without the Assistant Editor's month stamp (or am I senile?)
Hey bingram33, only uncanny x-men #177 was part of the assistant editor's month, but that event was only denote in the upc box. http://marvel.wikia.com/Assistant_Editor's_Month_1984
Thanks Jason, and that is why eyewitness testimony is the least reliable evidence at trial. I just went to our friends at http://assistanteditorsmonth.blogspot.com/ and found what I thought I remembered: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tazmzSK8vNY/UXAwh6vzyfI/AAAAAAAAHrM/2VMw9Za6xH8/s1600/Alpha+Flight1.jpg
This was right about when I first started collecting comics----I love that X-men cover (Spoiler Alert)....I think it was Mystique!A CLASSIC Spidey story---one of the best.Great AF cover.Remember when comics had such cool covers? starfoxxx
Thanks Jason! What a cool share! And what an Amazing (pardon the pun) first pull-list issue of Spider-Man! Also, that Alpha Flight cover is too awesome. Great use of negative space.
I remember thinking that it looked like Wolverine had killed Alex from Flashdance.
Assistant Editors' Month must have been a really odd time to start collecting comics. Luckily, I'd been collecting for a little while when that came around.It's okay, Sean, the TPB collection was called the "Trial of Galactus," even if that issue wasn't.