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Publisher: Marvel
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Comments: Pg. 21; Jackson Guire pencils, Bob McLeod inks; 11" x 16.5"
1st appearance of Apocalypse
X-FACTOR Issue #6 Interior Page
VF: 8.0
When Louise Simonson came onboard the flagging X-Factor title, taking over from scribe Bob Layton, she had the unenviable task of providing a climax to a carefully prepared villain reveal Layton had been carefully laying out since the beginning of the series, in which the puppetmaster behind the machinations of the ongoing plot would stand revealed as the third-string Daredevil villain The Owl. Unhappy with this proposed twist, editor Bob Harris demanded a do-over, leaving Simonson and series artist Jackson Guice no choice but to develop, practically overnight, a new and more imposing baddie. Luckily, their fertile talents led to the creation of Apocalypse, a 5000-year-old mutant whose enormous strength, cunning, and intelligence instantly catapulted him to the forefront of the Marvel Universe rogues' gallery.

It all began back in August of 1986 with X-Factor 6 and the full first appearance of the ancient mutant, Apocalypse. Since then, his popularity in the Marvel Universe has been on the rise and even more so with his upcoming appearance in the 2016 X-Men movie aptly titled Apocalypse. As with most movie announcements, copies of this issue have been sky-rocketing in price and art from this issue is no exception. Savvy collectors have been snapping up first appearance pages and this is a tremendous example. This is both an excellent investment item and an incredible way to remember one of the best villains in comic history by owning a piece of art from the debut issue.

The penciler, Jackson Guice, packed in a slew of characters. Apocalypse, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Angel and Beast practically bombard the page. With Bob McLeod inks, you get a world of wonderful detail on all seven panels of this fantastic interior page. Once X-Men: Apocalypse hits the silver screen next year, pieces such as this will be nearly impossible to find. Art is in excellent condition.
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