white pages Gil Kane/Dave Cockrum cover; Dave Cockrum inks; 1st app. of the new X-Men (Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, & Thunderbird), 2nd full app. of Wolverine.In the pantheon of modern superheroes, the X-Men have made an indelible 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 household names 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.
This copy of Giant-Size X-Men #1 earned a 9.4 CGC Universal Grade and has white pages. At a 9.4 this copy is close to perfection, and it shows. The iconic Gil Kane/Dave Cockrum cover is truly stunning here, with an immaculate background and logo, as well as sharp vibrant illustrations of both the new and old X-Men. The high-grade condition is matched only by the historic value and significance of the book itself. With the X-Men confirmed to be joining the MCU, and Patrick Stewart’s Professor X making a surprise appearance in the recent “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” there will be generations of X-Men fans to come, and this milestone only grows more significant with each passing year.