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Month of Avengers/X-Men Top Fives – Top Five John Byrne X-Men Covers

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Month of Avengers/X-Men Top Fives – Top Five John Byrne X-Men Covers

All month-long we’ll be featuring top five lists about either the Avengers or the X-Men. Here is an archive of all the past top five lists!

In this installment, we’ll look at the top five covers by legendary X-Men artist John Byrne!


NOTE: No offense to X-Men: Hidden Years, but I’m only going with covers Byrne drew during his initial run on X-Men.


This is such a memorable ISSUE that the cover has gained a lot of noteriety, as well. Enough that I figure it only fair to toss it on here as an honorable mention…

This cover is perhaps more well known as the cover that possibly subconsciously influenced George Perez’s Crisis #7 cover (Perez has specifically noted that he was inspired by Jack Kirby’s cover for Thor #127 for Crisis #7 and I see no reason for him to lie about which cover he was inspired by, ya know?)…

What a striking use of light and shadow…

5. X-Men #139

The introduction of a classic X-Men cover…

4. X-Men #114

What a powerful image…

3. X-Men #138

Another classic X-Men cover that has been homaged many times over the years…

2. X-Men #135

What’s so amazing about this is that it is itself an homage and yet it still manages to be a classic cover in its own right (much like Perez on Crisis #7)…

1. X-Men #141

I mean, come on now, right?

That’s the list! Agree? Disagree? Let me know!

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