Great Moments in Comics History: Uncanny X-Men #98

And no one read the book when you had it, either.

(Thanks to koryrosh for the submission!)


  1. Wow, what a crappy comment after the image, “no one read the book.” Seeing as Stan and Jack were long off the book before sales waivered enough to stop publishing, it’s not even accurate either.

  2. Wow, the feature has been derailed by pedantry and over reaction – and so early too.

    I think the point of this feature is to enjoy a funny moment from comics history. We should all try to do that and not give Josh a hard time.

    Come on ifanbase, chill out.

    • The comment clearly doesn’t really play as satire, More like snark for snarks sake. Not that I am a stanger to that, being an anonymous commentor on the internet and all.
      Still it was strange seeing such a remark directed at Jack Kirby from a Comics website.
      It’s all good though.

  3. Big Lug. That made me laugh.

  4. “Satire is primarily a literary genre or form, although in practice it can also be found in the graphic and performing arts. In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement.[1] Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon.”

    So you’re shaming Jack Kirby to improve himself?

  5. Hey, thanks for taking the submit! Silly bickering aside,I was hoping people would just get a kick out of Jack and Stan gawking at the Jean/Cyclops PDA.

  6. “The title lagged in sales behind Marvel’s other comic franchises. In 1969, writer Roy Thomas and illustrator Neal Adams rejuvenated the comic book and gave regular roles to two recently introduced characters: Havok/Alex Summers (who had been introduced by Roy Thomas before Adams began work on the comic) and Lorna Dane, later called Polaris (created by Arnold Drake and Jim Steranko). However, these later X-Men issues failed to attract sales and Marvel stopped producing new stories with issue #66, later reprinting a number of the older comics as issues #67–93.[7]”


  7. This is ridiculous.

    • Apparently you can’t post a funny moment from a old comic with a hillarious tag on it with out causing the internet to get out their pitchforks and demand your head Josh. I for one thought it was funny.

    • If you can find someone with more respect for Jack Kirby than me, I’d like to meet them and give them an uncomfortable hug.

    • I’m with Josh on this one.

    • I was filled with joy about this panel and was going to comment. I remember seeing the book year ago, i think in Classic Xmen. I skipped along to leave a comment about it and then all this crud was whipped up. Took the sheen off my happy fuzzy feeling. Over reaction is a river in Eqypt.

      Also there was a video podcast that covered the reprints in full, we are up to date non?

      Great panel. thanks for the memories.

    • The internet sure is in a mood today.

    • @AceBathound: Agreed. It’s one of those days where you just leave the internet alone, don’t ask it any questions, and maybe try to spend as much time out in the garage or in your back yard as possible.

  8. I laughed, and then I got on with my day. I am the 1%.

  9. I love that Stan and Jack are *both* smoking. And that they’re both dapper as Hell.

  10. Among the things actually noteworthy about the panels:
    1). Stan Lee is wearing a smoking jacket and an ascot.
    2). Jack’s wearing a green trench coat.
    3). Jack calls him Stan, but he looks more like Clarke Gable than himself. Stan must have still had some pull at Marvel.

  11. I’m pretty sure that neither Kirby nor Lee were offended.

  12. I read this pretty recently, hell yeah Claremont run.

  13. This is awesome. Are Jack and Stan just passing through the mansion? Are they on a tour? Judging by Stan’s attire, he’s in the wrong mansion.

    • If memory serves, the gang were in Times Square on New Years Eve, waiting for the ball to drop.

      Or is that the FF issue drawn by Ramon Fradon that featured Thundra?


    • It was Christmas. Scott & Jean had just walked into Rockefeller Plaza for dinner.

  14. Stan Lee is wearing an ascot. He is everything that I want to be.

  15. I’ve no comment left. You guys said it all.

  16. They later used Stan’s outfit for the Wonder Man costume during most of the 1980s.

  17. 1. There are 3 guys who not only love the stories in comics, the art, even the lettering, but they also love the way comics are made and the HISTORY of the industry. There is no better testimony to their love and respect (maybe reverence) but this website. Heck yeah they get paid now, but for years they were doing this as a “side-job/hobby”. and they still provide it to us for free.

    2. “iFanboy”. take a funny, slightly insulting term, tweak it and plaster it prominently and display it proudly. The guys have a sense of humor. (ps: i remember hearing the 3 iFanboys regret their choice in naming the website for whatever reason–i dig it. it’s geeky but it works)

    3. to the few of you offended by the “editorial” caption attached to the cartoon, welcome to iFanboy. stay a while. read the articles, listen to the podcasts. Josh, Conor & Ron are great fans of comic books and great advocates of the medium. they can be critical sometimes but never disrespectful. dig up any old video podcast from their archives when they interview Stan Lee and you’ll see that Stan likes them and they love Stan. every once in a while there’s an audio podcast review of a comic where the art style harkens back to Kirby and they give Jack the accolades he deserves while comparing the new art to his.

    4. Maybe it’s the weather that’s got everyone so hot and bothered!

  18. When I first read this (in a “classic” x-men reprint) I couldn’t believe that they showed Stan Lee without his glasses! I guess they had yet to become “iconic” for him.

  19. I didn’t even recognize them until I saw Conor’s “joke”.

    Stan Lee looks more like Tony Stark than himself.

  20. That’s excellent! Not sure what all the bitchiness is about though