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X-MEN GIANT SIZE (1975) #1
CGC NM/M: 9.8
SOLD ON:  Friday, 09/13/2019 5:07 PM
$13,287
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PUBLISHER: Marvel
COMMENTS: white pgs; QES Certified - Criteria met: Exceptional square-bound spine + flawless cover edges + Deep Color Strike( Red & White)
1st New X-Men; 1st Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Thunderbird; Cockrum art (Summer 1975)
Key Comics Collection
Highest Graded
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white pgs; QES Certified - Criteria met: Exceptional square-bound spine + flawless cover edges + Deep Color Strike( Red & White)
1st New X-Men; 1st Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Thunderbird; Cockrum art (Summer 1975)
Key Comics Collection
Highest Graded
In the pantheon of modern superheroes, the X-Men have made their mark. 2000's "X-Men" was the first, and arguably one of the best, of what was to become a long line of cinematic blockbusters for Marvel. With that film and all of its sequels, the Uncanny X-Men have become a household name as Wolverine has cemented himself as one of the most popular heroes of all time. A revamping in 1975 by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum of the book's original lineup from the mid-60s, Giant Size X-Men #1 was the very first appearance of many of the characters we now associate with the movie franchise. Replacing most of the original characters while creating a multi-national team of superheroes, this issue renewed interest in the lagging title that continued through with X-Men #94 shortly after and spawned numerous X-titles all through the 80s, 90s, and the 2000s. To this day, the mutant team and all of their spin-offs continue to be amongst Marvel's best-selling books.



Overstreet Guide 2019 NM- (9.2) value = $1,900.




Artists Information

David Emmett Cockrum was an American comics artist known for his co-creation of the new X-Men characters Nightcrawler, Storm, and Colossus as well as the antiheroine Black Cat. Cockrum was a prolific and inventive costume designer who updated the uniforms of the Legion of Super-Heroes. He did the same for the new X-Men and many of their antagonists in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Gil Kane was a Latvian-born American comics artist whose career spanned the 1940s to the 1990s and virtually every major comics company and character. Kane co-created the modern-day versions of the superheroes Green Lantern and the Atom for DC Comics, and co-created Iron Fist with Roy Thomas for Marvel Comics. He was involved in such major storylines as that of The Amazing Spider-Man #96–98, which, at the behest of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, bucked the then-prevalent Comics Code Authority to depict drug abuse, and ultimately spurred an update of the Code. Kane additionally pioneered an early graphic novel prototype, His Name Is... Savage, in 1968, and a seminal graphic novel, Blackmark, in 1971. In 1997, he was inducted into both the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Harvey Award Jack Kirby Hall of Fame.

Werner Roth is an American comic book artist who's worked with Marvel's predecessor Atlas during the golden age of comics. Werner was also notably the artist who took over the X-men series after Jack Kirby left. Roth's other famous works include Lorna, the Jungle Girl and Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane.