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03-03-2011, 12:18 PM
Ah, yes. The team that kicked things into high gear. Along with Terry Austin, Glynis Wein, Tom Orzechowski and Roger Stern, the run was so seminal that its carcass is still being picked over to this day. The Dark Phoenix Saga. Days of Future Past. Proteus. The epic confrontation with Magneto in his underground volcano lair. According to Byrne, theirs was very much a Gilbert & Sullivan kind of working relationship, but it made for some good times.

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42n8s1
03-03-2011, 12:27 PM
It was great.
Srsly.

RolandJP
03-03-2011, 12:42 PM
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mikeb
03-03-2011, 12:57 PM
How did/does Byrne feel about Rogue?

Scelestus
03-03-2011, 01:25 PM
When people talk about "classic" X-Men, if they're not talking about this run, they're Philistines.

Apathy Lad
03-03-2011, 01:35 PM
Claremont's Uncanny X-Men run is among the finest comics of all time.

Personamanx
03-03-2011, 01:57 PM
As much as I dislike the bulk of both of their work in the past Two decades their run back in the day was great.

rogerio
03-03-2011, 02:29 PM
Some of my favorite comics, ever.:smile:

summers88
03-03-2011, 03:56 PM
This was good times in comics!!! Man, nothing says good ol' comic story telling than this era. They paved the way. The stories and art were top notch. I regularly re-read the Masterworks of this time and just smile.

DevilishRogue
03-03-2011, 05:37 PM
I'm sorry but I'm not really into RPS.

BBeeryan
03-03-2011, 05:40 PM
This was when Storm was in charge!!!

DevilishRogue
03-03-2011, 05:56 PM
Here is some scenes I hope you enjoy.

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TC88
03-03-2011, 08:53 PM
Top-notch art, brilliant writing, and the birth of the greatest bromance/friendshinp in comics (Storm, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, and Colossus).

Seriously whenever I read back issues from the late 90s or early 00s and I see Storm flirting with Kurt or Logan, it doesn't sit right. They are the real core of the X-Men

JDUP01
11-01-2011, 08:32 PM
This and John Ramita Jr. Good stuff.

RolandJP
11-02-2011, 07:12 AM
Oh Snap. I likes this thread.

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NO CONTEST!!

J77
11-02-2011, 07:18 AM
No matter what you think about CC's work post 1990, there is no way anyone can seriously deny the fact that he (and his artists) made the X-Men.

Ingonyama
11-03-2011, 04:17 PM
Whenever Claremont was put with Byrne, Cockrum, Davis, Smith, or Silvestri, the result was almost always magic.

Cockrum's initial work brought a fresh sense of power and punch to the book that the 60s X-Men, frankly, sorely lacked.

When Byrne came along, he refined that, streamlining and idealizing the members of the team until they became the iconic figures we celebrate today. Their collaboration didn't create any of the X-Men we know and celebrate (that was Cockrum), but he helped refine them.

I especially like the Claremont/Byrne interpretation of Wolverine far, far better than any version that's come after Claremont's departure. He really established the heart of gold that made me think this snarly stabby guy could be something awesome.

I keep hoping against hope that I'll see that again someday...

keilthetarheel
11-03-2011, 04:28 PM
I especially like the Claremont/Byrne interpretation of Wolverine far, far better than any version that's come after Claremont's departure. He really established the heart of gold that made me think this snarly stabby guy could be something awesome.

I keep hoping against hope that I'll see that again someday...

I may have this backwards - but Byrne said that he basically wanted to make it Wolverine and the X-Men, and Claremont basically wanted to make it Jean and the X-Men. So it's no coincidence that their run is dominated by those 2 characters

The_Greatest_Username
11-03-2011, 05:40 PM
John Byrne one of my favorite X-Creators!!!
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Talisman
11-03-2011, 05:46 PM
Loved the stuff they did together. It's one of my favorite runs, although I do enjoy the stuff later done by Paul Smith, JRJr. and Alan Davis more.

lumpster
11-27-2011, 07:12 AM
They will always be the quintessential team for the X-Men. There were others , but no one really comes close....

perdid06
07-17-2012, 08:17 AM
Will it be really impossible recreate the exact same team, Claremont/ Byrne, same inker and have a new limited X-men serie????????That will be something massive!!!much more interesting than bendis taking over!!!!It's been 30 years I wich all of them will put their differences aside and give us that gift...It will be like ABBA reunion for comics.....