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    Lots of great stuff in this decade.

    Byrne's Fantastic Four, X-Men, West Coast Avengers and Alpha Flight runs.
    Simonson's Thor.
    Strikeforce Morituri.
    D.P. 7 and Psi-Force, from the New Universe.
    Iron Man's book was awesome during this time period, with new specialized armors and stuff.
    Alan Davis' run on Excalibur.
    The Marvel Handbook was awesome, and I totally miss it.
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    Some of my favorite stories from the 1980s:

    X-Men #137 (September, 1980)

    Avengers Annual #10 (November, 1981)

    Marvel Graphic Novel #1 (April, 1982)

    Wolverine #4 (December, 1982)

    Daredevil #190 (January, 1983)

    Iron Man #200 (November, 1985)

    New Mutants Special Edition #1 (December, 1985)

    Amazing Spider-Man #300 (May, 1988)

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    John Byrne's Fantastic Four.
    With Issue #236 as my all time favorite issue.
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    In my opinion, the '80s were a golden age for Marvel comics. Some of my favourites:

    John Byrne's Sensational She-Hulk
    Roger Stern's Amazing Spider-Man
    Chris Claremont's X-Men
    Frank Miller's Daredevil

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    What would you guys say are the best issues from the X-Men run of 1980-1989 (#129-256)?

    My choices:

    12. X-Men #212 (December, 1986) - "The Last Run"

    11. X-Men #241 (February, 1989) - "Fan the Flames!"

    10. X-Men #205 (May, 1986) - "Wounded Wolf"

    9. X-Men #170 (June, 1983) - "Dancin' in the Dark"

    8. X-Men #183 (July, 1984) - "He'll Never Make Me Cry"

    7. X-Men #226 (February, 1988) - "Go Tell the Spartans"

    6. X-Men #200 (December, 1985) - "The Trial of Magneto"

    5. X-Men #173 (September, 1983) - "To Have and Have Not"

    4. X-Men #150 (October, 1981) - "I, Magneto..."

    3. X-Men #186 (October, 1984) - "Lifedeath"

    2. X-Men #142 (February, 1981) - "Mind Out of Time!"

    1. X-Men #137 (September, 1980) - "The Fate of the Phoenix!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electricmastro View Post
    What would you guys say are the best issues from the X-Men run of 1980-1989 (#129-256)?

    My choices:

    12. X-Men #212 (December, 1986) - "The Last Run"

    11. X-Men #241 (February, 1989) - "Fan the Flames!"

    10. X-Men #205 (May, 1986) - "Wounded Wolf"

    9. X-Men #170 (June, 1983) - "Dancin' in the Dark"

    8. X-Men #183 (July, 1984) - "He'll Never Make Me Cry"

    7. X-Men #226 (February, 1988) - "Go Tell the Spartans"

    6. X-Men #200 (December, 1985) - "The Trial of Magneto"

    5. X-Men #173 (September, 1983) - "To Have and Have Not"

    4. X-Men #150 (October, 1981) - "I, Magneto..."

    3. X-Men #186 (October, 1984) - "Lifedeath"

    2. X-Men #142 (February, 1981) - "Mind Out of Time!"

    1. X-Men #137 (September, 1980) - "The Fate of the Phoenix!"
    Great list, Electricmastro.

    Here's my list (chronologically listed, of course):

    1. "God Spare the Child..." - X-Men #129 (January, 1980)

    2. "Dazzler" - X-Men #130 (February, 1980)

    3. "Run for Your Life!" - X-Men #131 (March, 1980)

    4. "And Hellfire is Their Name!" - X-Men #132 (April, 1980)

    5. "Wolverine: Alone!" - X-Men #133 (May, 1980)

    6. "Too Late, the Heroes!" - X-Men #134 (June, 1980)

    7. "Dark Phoenix" - X-Men #135 (July, 1980)

    8. "Child of Light and Darkness!" - X-Men #136 (August, 1980)

    9. "The Fate of the Phoenix!" - X-Men #137 (September, 1980)

    10. "Days of Future Past" - X-Men #141 (January, 1981)

    11. "Mind Out of Time" - Uncanny X-Men #142 (February, 1981)

    12. "Demon" - Uncanny X-Men #143 (March, 1981)

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    Quote Originally Posted by K7P5V View Post
    Great list, Electricmastro.

    Here's my list (chronologically listed, of course):

    1. "God Spare the Child..." - X-Men #129 (January, 1980)

    2. "Dazzler" - X-Men #130 (February, 1980)

    3. "Run for Your Life!" - X-Men #131 (March, 1980)

    4. "And Hellfire is Their Name!" - X-Men #132 (April, 1980)

    5. "Wolverine: Alone!" - X-Men #133 (May, 1980)

    6. "Too Late, the Heroes!" - X-Men #134 (June, 1980)

    7. "Dark Phoenix" - X-Men #135 (July, 1980)

    8. "Child of Light and Darkness!" - X-Men #136 (August, 1980)

    9. "The Fate of the Phoenix!" - X-Men #137 (September, 1980)

    10. "Days of Future Past" - X-Men #141 (January, 1981)

    11. "Mind Out of Time" - Uncanny X-Men #142 (February, 1981)

    12. "Demon" - Uncanny X-Men #143 (March, 1981)
    Agreed that the Dark Phoenix Saga is also worth favoriting. Haha.

    Also, might as well list my favorite 80s runs from various titles:

    Amazing Spider-Man - Tom DeFalco

    Avengers - Roger Stern

    Captain America - Mark Gruenwald

    Daredevil - Frank Miller

    Fantastic Four - John Byrne

    Incredible Hulk - Peter David

    Iron Man - Dennis O'Neil

    Thor - Walt Simonson

    Uncanny X-Men - Chris Claremont
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    Quote Originally Posted by Electricmastro View Post
    Agreed that the Dark Phoenix Saga is also worth favoriting. Haha.
    Speaking honestly, I never had the chance to read the Claremont/Byrne run in the comic book format while it came out during the initial run. But, lucky enough, I did get the chance to read it in both the TPB/paperback format and the X-Men Classic run.

    Quote Originally Posted by Electricmastro View Post
    Also, might as well list my favorite 80s runs from various titles:

    Amazing Spider-Man - Tom DeFalco

    Avengers - Roger Stern

    Captain America - Mark Gruenwald

    Daredevil - Frank Miller

    Fantastic Four - John Byrne

    Incredible Hulk - Peter David

    Iron Man - Dennis O'Neil

    Thor - Walt Simonson

    X-Men - Chris Claremont
    Great list, Electricmastro.

    Very similar to my own, actually.
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    I always bring this series up when someone talks about the 80's. The Hercules: Prince of Power trilogy by Bob Layton. Hercules in the future running around space with his buddy Skyppi the Skrull and a Rigeleon Recorder getting in crazy adventures.


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    Avengers under siege.

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    Dr strange dr doom.

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    Transformers Unicron saga.

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    Many would say the 80's was the culmination of what Stan and Jack started in the 60's. I sort of agree from a continuous storytelling perspective. Hence we got some of the greatest ever creative runs on many of the seminal characters from both the Avengers and X-Men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaveAtThee View Post
    Many would say the 80's was the culmination of what Stan and Jack started in the 60's. I sort of agree from a continuous storytelling perspective. Hence we got some of the greatest ever creative runs on many of the seminal characters from both the Avengers and X-Men.
    1983-1987 is probably when readers saw the collective rise of various series Stan and Jack helped start becoming more dramatically and emotionally compelling. I definitely think that's when they started finding more solid directions to go in and were consistent in showcasing them. Kudos to Frank Miller, Roger Stern, Dennis O'Neil, John Byrne, Tom DeFalco, Walt Simonson, Chris Claremont, Peter David, and Mark Gruenwald for their contributions in engaging storytelling.

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