Marvel.com: What Marvel titles in the '80s stood out to you?
Nauck: [UNCANNY X-MEN], NEW MUTANTS, and X-FACTOR were my first regular reads. In the '80s in my small Texas town, I had to buy my comics from a spinner rack in a grocery store cereal aisle. I flipped through every comic on the rack and would pick the one I wanted to buy often based on criteria of character and art. So I'd have random issues of [AMAZING SPIDER-MAN], WEST COAST AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR, etc. But the mutant titles were my monthly go-to reads. Had to have the whole story there!
Marvel.com: If you had to pick one or two specific Marvel stories from the 1980s as your favorites, which would they be?
Nauck: SECRET WARS had all my favorites in one series! X-Men, Spidey, FF, Avengers, and a bunch of villains duking it out on Battleworld. That was my first step into the Marvel Universe and made me a comic book reader.
"Inferno" was an epic mutant crossover story running through UNCANNY X-MEN, X-FACTOR, NEW MUTANTS, and X-TERMINATORS, as well as tie-in issues like AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, FANTASTIC FOUR, AVENGERS, POWER PACK, and more! And it had four main villains—Mister Sinister, Goblin Queen, S'ym, and N’astirh—putting the X-Teams’ lives and loves in jeopardy!
[Inferno] had incredible art by Marc Silvestri, Walt Simonson, Bret Blevins, and Jon Bogdanove while the main story was written by Chris Claremont and Louise Simonson. The story had so much going on in it as it twisted and turned through these multiple titles. I couldn't wait for the next chapters each month. I now own the omnibus collections and reread this story every now and again to relive one of my all-time favorite stories as a teen.