SOLD ON: Friday, 06/09/2023 8:35 PM
COMMENTS: ow pages
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Jack Kirby cover & art; origin and 1st app X-Men; 1st app Magneto; Comic Book Impact rating of 10 (CBI)
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.
Origin stories and first issues are always smart acquisitions for collectors, and this book has always been a no-brainer, readily available and continually trending upwards in value. X-Men #1 is a book every collector should have on their wish list. Continually reaping the benefits of the mutant team’s movie, TV, and video game appearances, this comic is always appreciating in value. This F/VF copy strikes the perfect balance between condition and price for bidders who cannot compete at the highest grades but want to bring home an admirable copy for their portfolio. Presenting a strong color palette and in solid condition, this is a really handsome copy that should see some serious action come auction time.
Overstreet Guide 2022 F/VF (7.0) value = $30,500.
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