And check out OUR NEWLY LISTED ITEMS. This is an original cover proof for X-Men #1, published by Marvel Comics in October of 1991. This is a full-color uncut and unstapled proof of the cover, including both the front and back covers, and with printing on both sides of the covers, the same way it looks in the published comic.
The proof measures approximately 13 1/2" by 11 3/4" when unfolded, and is slightly larger than the actual size comic. There are printer color code bars going across the top of the front and back covers (see picture), and on the reverse side also. This is NOT a mass-produced print or lithograph.It is a cover proof that is created during the production process for the comic (and please note that this is a printed proof, it is not hand-drawn artwork). This is the first issue to the series that later became New X-Men. At the time the new series was a showcase for the legendary artist Jim Lee (who is now also known for his classic work on Batman, Superman, and other DC titles after a long stint at Marvel). Lee, together with legendary writer Chris Claremont and awesome inker Scott Williams, launched this new title as a counterpart to the Uncanny X-Men title. This is a very cool and rare collectible that you will hardly ever get a chance to see.
This is an outstanding piece that would be a great addition to any collection, and would look fantastic framed and prominently displayed. Please note that this is an authentic piece from the first printing of this comic, not something made for a later reprint or collection book.
We have been told there are reprint production art pieces being listed by other sellers that make them seem to be old and from original printings, even though they are not for example, older production art did not have the words on a separate sheet from the images. Those kinds of things were only done much more recently, using computer technology.
We advise buyers to be careful, as there are disreputable sellers tricking many people into believing they are purchasing items that are older and more valuable than what they actually are. Some sellers simply do not state their items are from reprints, while others make very long listings and put a tiny mention about reprints buried deep in the listing, and/or use a hard-to-read font color (like yellow) to prevent buyers from seeing this information.Unfortunately, everything else in the listing the title, pictures of the cover of the comic from the 1st printing, etc. This item is a genuine cover proof from the first print, not something made for a reprint. Check out our other auctions for more great items. Check it out, you'll be glad you did! The item "X-MEN #1 JIM LEE ORIGINAL PRODUCTION ART COVER PROOF MARVEL COMIC 1st ISSUE 1991" is in sale since Saturday, November 16, 2013. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comic Books & Memorabilia\Original Comic Art". The seller is "satchj3" and is located in Brooklyn, New York.
This item can be shipped worldwide.