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ow/white pgs; QES Certified: Criteria met: Preferred staple placement + perfect staple area + deep color strike ( red, blue, & yellow) + beautiful spine
Jack Kirby cover & art; origin and 1st app X-Men; 1st app Magneto; Comic Book Impact rating of 10 (CBI)Stan Lee once explained that his original title for this series 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 the X-Men were born. They were a motley band of outcasts, hated and feared by the human world. The title was almost canceled due to lagging 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 spin-offs, blockbuster movies, and a variety of TV shows and cartoons, the popularity of this first issue has proven to be a strong investment in the marketplace.
Since Marvel has recovered the rights to the cinematic X-Men franchise, the world has waited with bated breath to find out how Kevin Feige and the minds over at the MCU plan to introduce the team into the fold, as well as who will be portraying the heroes. The anticipation is palpable amongst the comic book community, as not only will the public be stoked to see the films, but anyone who owns a copy of X-Men #1 knows they are sitting on a goldmine, which is poised to explode in value beyond current, already impressive, expectations. With a selection of five copies of the first appearance of the mutant heroes in this EA, there are plenty of chances to make a sound investment, and this QES-certified copy is the highest graded in the bunch, with a wonderful color strike, perfect staple placement, and solid spine, this is an exceptionally clean, fresh, and valuable copy of a rock-solid classic key.
Overstreet Guide 2020 NM- (9.2) value = $62,000.
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