Tag X-Men

Covered 365: Day 137

X-Men #137, Marvel Comics, September 1980 – Artist: John Byrne. X-Men #137 is our first offering from Mr. Byrne I believe, it’s such a striking cover and my favorite from the Dark Phoenix Saga run. The only cover that should…

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Covered 365: Day 94

X-Men #94 – Marvel Comics, August 1975 – Artist: Gil Kane. I love the combination of key issue and iconic cover. Sometimes I’m not sure if it’s the keyness of the issue that makes the cover seem iconic after but…

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Covered 365: Day 59

A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. Day 59 – X-Men #59, August 1969, Artist – Neal Adams. Neal Adams is in…

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X-Men Elsewhen

There was a thread on byrnerobotics.com over the last few weeks that generated a ton of excitement in followers of John Byrne. The question came up asking if you could you go back to Marvel and pencil for somebody else to…

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A Giant at Fan Expo Toronto!

Having grown up during the Silver Age of comics, many of my favorite artists have unfortunately passed away. So the announcements over the last few years for Fan Expo in Toronto, haven’t gotten that rush of adrenaline happening for me.…

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X-Men #9-16

Today we take a final look at the original X-Men team. I was always a fan of the early X-Men and was one of the disappointed fans with the cancellation /suspension of the title at issue # 66. The Silver…

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Auction Highlights #99

Comic Link Focused Auction The higher end comic book portion of the massive ComicLink Focused Auction ended Wednesday October 10th. There were over 6,000 graded comics up on what I think is their biggest auction by volume to date? A…

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Winning Collaborators 2

When I initially was planning to do this post, I was going to talk about one of the most revered winning collaborations out there, John Byrne and Terry Austin’s run on the X-men. Which culminated with the Dark Phoenix Saga. However when…

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Winning Collaborators

It cannot be underestimated how important the artistic team is on a comic book. It can make or break a title. The interesting thing is that over time (sometimes years) a title will go through wild swings in the life of…

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Auction Highlights 91

Comic Link Fall Featured Auction The comic book portion of ComicLink’s Fall Featured Auction ended Wednesday December 2nd and there were definitely some interesting results. The CGC 6.5 Wonder Woman #1 emerged as the strongest comic in the lot finishing…

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Undervalued Spotlight #268

X-Men #49, Marvel Comics, October 1968 An X-Men fan recently told me something I didn’t even realize. He noted that only one X-Men book has ever been featured on the Undervalued Spotlight (#88). This is obviously neglect on my part…

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