With UNCANNY X-MEN #218 he began a run on that title with Chris Claremont that would essentially carry over to the beginning of the ‘90s. Along the way they introduced, Mr. Sinister (issue #221) and Jubilee (issue #244), drafted iconic covers for issues #234 and #251 (both featuring Wolverine in precarious situations) and a pair of crossovers in FALL OF THE MUTANTS and INFERNO. He and Jim Lee would trade off issues leading into the ‘90s, which is around the time Silvestri switched gears over to WOLVERINE for another epic run.
As these artists have proven, Marvel Comics has always been able to adapt and change along with the rest of pop culture while opening doors – and sometimes entire universes – for its growing stable of classic characters. Super Heroes and Villains went to darker, stranger, and more dangerous places thanks to these risk-taking creators – and the greatest reward for those risks was timeless tales for the Marvel canon!
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