By xerox_kitty 10 Comments
I'm blatantly stealing/carrying on the tradition of cbishop's "Would U Buy It" Blogs.
I'd forgotten all about the reprint series from the 1980's. At the time it seemed like a cheeky way to make money by selling reprinted stories that were only a few years old, while tacking on a back-up story. 20+ years later, we've all read the genesis of the All-New, All-Different X-Men in Giant-Size X-Men & the original Dark Phoenix Saga to death... but what about those back-up stories?
Each issue of Classic X-Men came with an all-new, all-original, self-contained back-up story. Usually they were connected in some way to the story that was being reprinted in the first half of the issue. Also, the back covers were one-off pin-ups. However, as far as I know these little gems have never been collated & reprinted, which is absolutely criminal! Sure, story-telling, art & printing techniques have improved over the years. That's no excuse to over-look these old stories.
Am alone in this? Or would anyone else also like to see these stories & pin-ups reprinted in a volume that doesn't also reprint the original post-Giant Sized issues?