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complete 22 pg color guides to X-Men #141 by Glynis Wein from one of the all-time great X-Men comics; complete issue!
It can be said that no other artist had more impact in the late-70s/early-80s than John Byrne. The Canadian-born Byrne's tenure on the X-Men set a new standard for comics, his style built on the lessons of the great illustrators that came before him, and added new layers of detail, heft, and energy that had never been seen before. The X-Men went from a modest cult success to one of the biggest titles in the industry under Byrne, and it can be argued that the most important storyline in his epic run on the series is "Days of Future Past." Dealing with disturbing subject matter, and the actual deaths of superheroes, issues #141 & 142 of the X-Men were game changers that set the table for the wave of anti-heroes and darker reframing of iconic characters that would dominate the Bronze Age and beyond. "Days of Future Past" became the basis for a blockbuster movie and spun off many storylines in the Marvel Universe. The stunning color guides from these classic issues are sure to become the centerpiece of any collection, when you combine the historical significance of these books with the undeniable talent of John Byrne, you end up with a wonderful and valuable collectible as well as a solid investment. Prices on original pen and ink art from the "Days of Future Past" storyline have reached the stratosphere. The original color work done for the issues are a great opportunity to own a piece of the original art process of one of the greatest stories in modern comics history.

The "Days of Future Past" storyline from the classic Byrne/Claremont/Austin run of the X-Men is arguably one of the most significant storylines in the Marvel mythos, and certainly the most significant in the X-Men mythos. To glimpse a potential future where mutants -- including nearly all the X-Men -- had been wiped out by the Sentinels and Trask, was a horrifying potential future to ponder, images of the remaining X-Men being hunted and killed, including Wolverine being vaporized by the sentinels, are forever imprinted in our memory.

For sale are the iconic, one-of-a-kind color guides to these two complete interior story pages. Painstakingly hand-colored by Marvel staff colorist Glynis Wein, these colors literally POP off the pages with stunning vibrancy. This is your chance to own a piece of Marvel Comics and X-Men history!

What Are Color Guides?

Prior to the digital era, color guides were used to inform the printer on how to accurately print the colors of the comic book. These are ONE OF A KIND pieces of the production process of each comic book. Although they vary in size, most color guides were normal note-book paper sized photocopies of the comic book's original art, that were provided to the staff colorist, who would hand-color, water-color, or paint the color guides. The work was pain-staking and required a high level of attention to detail, as well as consistency! Often times a coding system of numbers and/or letters was used to indicate specific colors, shades, and information that was vital to ensuring the printer accurately printed the comic's coloration. These are sometimes drawn right onto the color guides themselves, and in some instances the colorists would mark them up on an acetate or rice paper overlay.

Color guides are a unique, one-of-a-kind collectible aspect of the production of a comic book, and as such they have historic value, because they provide insight into the studio and artist's vision of how the comic book should appear in print. Oftentimes the color guide colors are more vibrant and richer than the actual printed comic book, since colors often degraded when printed onto the cheap newsprint paper that comics were traditionally printed on. In addition, some of the nuances of shading and color gradation were sometimes more complex than the print house was able to recreate (or cared to take the time and effort to recreate) and so the color guides often have a truer sense of what the comic should look like, than the actual comic book itself.

In today's digital age, color guides are no longer used, and therefore, vintage color guides are garnering more interest from collectors who are looking for a unique piece of a particular comic book's history and production process to own.
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Marvel
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complete 22 pg color guide to classic X-Men #142 with colors by Glynis Wein; original production work from one of the all time classic Bronze Age Marvel stories!!
It can be said that no other artist had more impact in the late-70s/early-80s than John Byrne. The Canadian-born Byrne's tenure on the X-Men set a new standard for comics, his style built on the lessons of the great illustrators that came before him, and added new layers of detail, heft, and energy that had never been seen before. The X-Men went from a modest cult success to one of the biggest titles in the industry under Byrne, and it can be argued that the most important storyline in his epic run on the series is "Days of Future Past." Dealing with disturbing subject matter, and the actual deaths of superheroes, issues #141 & 142 of the X-Men were game changers that set the table for the wave of anti-heroes and darker reframing of iconic characters that would dominate the Bronze Age and beyond. "Days of Future Past" became the basis for a blockbuster movie and spun off many storylines in the Marvel Universe. The stunning color guides from these classic issues are sure to become the centerpiece of any collection, when you combine the historical significance of these books with the undeniable talent of John Byrne, you end up with a wonderful and valuable collectible as well as a solid investment. Prices on original pen and ink art from the "Days of Future Past" storyline have reached the stratosphere. The original color work done for the issues are a great opportunity to own a piece of the original art process of one of the greatest stories in modern comics history.

The "Days of Future Past" storyline from the classic Byrne/Claremont/Austin run of the X-Men is arguably one of the most significant storylines in the Marvel mythos, and certainly the most significant in the X-Men mythos. To glimpse a potential future where mutants -- including nearly all the X-Men -- had been wiped out by the Sentinels and Trask, was a horrifying potential future to ponder, images of the remaining X-Men being hunted and killed, including Wolverine being vaporized by the sentinels, are forever imprinted in our memory.

For sale are the iconic, one-of-a-kind color guides to these two complete interior story pages. Painstakingly hand-colored by Marvel staff colorist Glynis Wein, these colors literally POP off the pages with stunning vibrancy. This is your chance to own a piece of Marvel Comics and X-Men history!

What Are Color Guides?

Prior to the digital era, color guides were used to inform the printer on how to accurately print the colors of the comic book. These are ONE OF A KIND pieces of the production process of each comic book. Although they vary in size, most color guides were normal note-book paper sized photocopies of the comic book's original art, that were provided to the staff colorist, who would hand-color, water-color, or paint the color guides. The work was pain-staking and required a high level of attention to detail, as well as consistency! Often times a coding system of numbers and/or letters was used to indicate specific colors, shades, and information that was vital to ensuring the printer accurately printed the comic's coloration. These are sometimes drawn right onto the color guides themselves, and in some instances the colorists would mark them up on an acetate or rice paper overlay.

Color guides are a unique, one-of-a-kind collectible aspect of the production of a comic book, and as such they have historic value, because they provide insight into the studio and artist's vision of how the comic book should appear in print. Often times the color guide colors are more vibrant and richer than the actual printed comic book, since colors often degraded when printed onto the cheap newsprint paper that comics were traditionally printed on. In addition, some of the nuances of shading and color gradation were sometimes more complex than the print house was able to recreate (or cared to take the time and effort to recreate) and so the color guides often have a truer sense of what the comic should look like, than the actual comic book itself.

In today's digital age, color guides are no longer used, and therefore, vintage color guides are garnering more interest from collectors who are looking for a unique piece of a particular comic book's history and production process to own.
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Marvel
VF: 8.0
Pg. 1; Dave Cockrum pencils; inks, finished art & signed by Joe Rubinstein; 11" x 17"
The plot-line of X-Men #150 concerns Magneto's growing sense of narcissism and godlike power, as he gives the world and ultimatum, stop manufacturing weapons or face the might of Magneto. The metal-controlling mutant fancies himself a benevolent force for good, but the X-Men know his unstable psyche can be the cause of great disaster, so they set off to defeat their long-term nemesis, and after a mighty struggle Magneto backs down after witnessing first hand his destructive abilities and his lack of control over them.
Dave Cockrum was responsible for creating many of the second wave of X-Men, penciling issues #94-105, and returning to the title after the departure of John Byrne. It was during his second tenure on the book that the talented Cockrum drew the impressive splash page on offer here, assisted by the trusty workhorse Joe Rubinstein, their take on the malevolent Magneto is powerful, showing the evil mutant in a dastardly pose, looming over a globe that represents a planet he wishes to dominate. Cockrum employs darkness and light to great effect here, making his subject seem intensely menacing as he glares out from underneath his metal cowl. Art is signed by Joe Rubinstein.

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Marvel
VF: 8.0
Pages 40-41; John Romita Jr. Pencils, Dan Green Inks
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Marvel
CGC NM/M: 9.8
white pgs
Art Adams cvr/art; 1st brief app. Gambit (5 pgs)
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Marvel
CGC NM: 9.4
white pgs
Art Adams cvr/art; 1st brief app. Gambit (5 pgs)
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Marvel
CGC FN+: 6.5
ow/white pgs
Kirby cvr/art; origin and 1st app. X-Men; 1st app. Magneto
Stan Lee once explained that his original title for this comic was "The Mutants" but publisher Martin Goodman didn't like the sound of it. Lee, in a stroke of genius, named the newly formed group after its founder, Professor X, and thus was born the X-Men. A band of outcasts hated and feared by the human world. The title was almost canceled due to poor sales but was reborn with a new cast of characters in the 70s which went on to make them a perennial favorite ever since. Everybody can relate to what it is like being an outsider, and that is what draws us to the X-Men. With a staggering number of comic spinoffs, blockbuster movies, and a variety of TV shows and cartoons, the popularity of this first issue has proven to be a strong investment with values continually rising.
This lovely copy has some serious eye appeal with a well-preserved cover, off-white/white pages, and solid colors.

Overstreet Guide 2018 FN+ (6.5) value = $6,900.

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CGC VF-: 7.5
white pgs
Kirby cvr/art; 1st app. The Vanisher
Still trying to find the feel and style of the series, in this issue, Lee and Kirby introduce a traditional villain, The Vanisher, meant to plague our teenaged heroes by teleporting and transporting himself with his mutant powers, eventually developing a scheme whereby he holds national secrets hostage, demanding millions of dollars from the US government in an exciting standoff on the lawn of the White House. The use of the mutant hero/villain motif eventually became the backbone of much of the Marvel line, but this charming and telling early issue shows the foundations still being laid for hero greatness to come.
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Marvel
CGC VG+: 4.5
ow/white pgs
1st app. Toad, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants
Magneto is back, but this time he is not alone, he has brought along some support to take on those pesky X-Men, his answer to the talented teens is the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, comprised of Toad, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and Mastermind, Magneto is ready to take on the nascent hero team in this, his second ever appearance. Boasting a classic Jack Kirby cover, this is one of the most important books from the early days of the X-Men. Not only does it place the power mad Magneto front and center, it also introduces a couple of characters that would go on to mega-stardom in the Marvel Universe, in comics and on film, brother and sister team Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, who were featured not only in the MCU, but also in Fox's X-Men franchise.
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Marvel
CGC G+: 2.5
crm/ow pgs
1st app. Toad, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants
Magneto is back, but this time he is not alone, he has brought along some support to take on those pesky X-Men, his answer to the talented teens is the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, comprised of Toad, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and Mastermind, Magneto is ready to take on the nascent hero team in this, his second ever appearance. Boasting a classic Jack Kirby cover, this is one of the most important books from the early days of the X-Men. Not only does it place the power mad Magneto front and center, it also introduces a couple of characters that would go on to mega-stardom in the Marvel Universe, in comics and on film, brother and sister team Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, who were featured not only in the MCU, but also in Fox's X-Men franchise.
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Marvel
CGC VF+: 8.5
ow/white pgs; xtra stpl added during manufacturing
Kirby cvr/art; 1st SA Ka-Zar
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Marvel
CGC VF/NM: 9.0
crm/ow pgs
origin & 1st app. Juggernaut; origin Professor X (7/65)
Big Apple Copy
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CGC VF: 8.0
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origin and 1st app. El Tigre
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CGC NM+: 9.6
ow/white pgs
origin Iceman (7/68)
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Steranko cvr/art; Beast origin (12/68)
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CGC VF/NM: 9.0
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Kane/Cockrum cover; new X-Men begin (Sunfire quits)
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CGC NM/M: 9.8
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death of Thunderbird; 3rd app. New X-Men
Highest Graded
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CGC NM/M: 9.8
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Dave Cockrum cvr/art; 1st app. Starjammers (cameo)
Highest Graded
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CGC VF/NM: 9.0
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Dave Cockrum cvr/art; 1st app. Starjammers (cameo)
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CGC NM/M: 9.8
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Alpha Flight disbands
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Part II: Days of Future Past
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1st Jim Lee X-Men, Longshot leaves because of it
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Andy Kubert cvr; 1st full app. Gambit
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Andy Kubert cvr; 1st full app. Gambit
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CGC NM+: 9.6
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Jim Lee cvr/art; Capt America, Black Widow app.
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