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Dave Cockrum pencils/Bob Layton inks; pages 2-3; 1977; image size 21.5" x 15"
A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
Dave Cockrum pencils/Bob Layton inks; pages 2-3; 1977; image size 21.5" x 15"An extraordinary double spread by Cockrum, featuring almost the entire X-Men team facing off against the menace of Firelord, former herald of Galactus. It presents great action panels of Colossus, Cyclops, and Wolverine putting a beating on Eric the Red, also featuring Storm, Nightcrawler, and Banshee. The main image, of the team and it's spectacular depiction of Firelord, is as classic Claremont X-Men as it gets. Pen and ink. Art is in excellent condition, there is some discoloring and light wear due to age.
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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.
Bob Layton is an American Comic book artist/ writer who co-founded Valiant Comics. His most famous works were at Marvel where he worked on a number of titles including Iron Man #128, the infamous demon in a bottle story line.