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X-MEN (1963-2011) #12
CGC NM/M: 9.8
SOLD ON:  Friday, 09/13/2019 12:22 PM
$43,700
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PUBLISHER: Marvel
COMMENTS: Pacific Coast Copy; white pgs; tied for highest 1 of 2! QES Certified - Criteria met: Preferred staple placement + Flawless staple area + flawless cover edges + Deep Color Strike (Red)
origin & 1st app. Juggernaut; origin Professor X (7/65)
Key Comics Collection
Highest Graded
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Pacific Coast Copy; white pgs; tied for highest 1 of 2! QES Certified - Criteria met: Preferred staple placement + Flawless staple area + flawless cover edges + Deep Color Strike (Red)
origin & 1st app. Juggernaut; origin Professor X (7/65)
Key Comics Collection
Highest Graded
Picking up where issue #11 leaves off, X-Men #12 tells the tale, in flashback, of Professor Xavier's brother and their strained relationship. After Cerebro warns the X-Men of the approach of a super-powerful mutant, the team readies their defenses, during the preparations, Professor X regales his students with stories of his youth, and his family drama. It seems Charles Xavier's father died under mysterious circumstances, and his mother remarried a man named Kurt Marko, whose son Cain was both a brother and an antagonist to Charles throughout their formative years, after discovering a mysterious cave during the Korean War, Cain is endowed with superpowers before being buried under rubble. It turns out Professor X's brother is back, and boy is he mad, once he arrives at the X-Men's hastily prepared defenses, Charles utters his brother's new name, one that will become legendary in the Marvel canon, Juggernaut! This issue features pencils by Kirby, Alex Toth, and inks by Vince Colletta.



This X-Men #12 from the Key Comics Collection is basically impeccable in its condition and QES-certified for its flawless cover.



Overstreet Guide 2019 NM- (9.2) value = $1,750.



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Artists Information

Jack Kirby is called 'The King of Comics' for a reason, during his career that spanned six decades he gave us many of most iconic characters the medium would ever see. From his introduction of Captain America at the height of World War II it was clear he wasn't your ordinary comics artist. But it was his creative explosion at Marvel Comics in the 1960's that cemented his legacy, over a short period of time Kirby would give us The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, The Hulk, The X-Men, Thor, Ant-Man and Nick Fury just to name a few. Kirby would then go to DC and create his Fourth World, introducing Darkseid, Mister Miracle, The New Gods and a host of cosmic supporting players. Long live The King.

Toth began working in comics during the Golden Age at DC where he illustrated Green Lantern and other titles, after returning from military service he began working at Hanna-Barbera on cartoons like Space Ghost and the Herculoids, while continuing to work on comics, particularly in the war genre.

Frank Giacoia (July 6, 1924 – February 4, 1988)[1] was an American comics artist known primarily as an inker. He sometimes worked under the name Frank Ray, Giacoia made the rounds to almost every Golden Age publisher, notably working on Flash and Batman stories, he also worked at Timely during this period. In the Silver Age Frank worked on many Jack Kirby pages, particularly in Captain America, and he also notably inked the first appearance of the Punisher in AMS #129.