Comic Book Collection: X-Men #1 (1963)

in comics •  last year  (edited)

If Amazing Fantasy #15 (1st app. of Spider-Man) was the comic that launched a thousand ships, X-Men #1 was the book that had something for everyone.

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Optic blasts and magnetic force fields, check. The return of the Angel, with actual wings and minus the Golden Age mustache, check. Ice Ice baby, check. A super-intelligent acrobatic gorilla of a hero, check. And a pair of telepaths who would set the standard for Marvel psionics thereafter.

X-Men #1 birthed them all. And though it would take some later additions (Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Rogue, Gambit, etc.) for the team to become the unstoppable force it is today, the original squad is immortalized in Silver Age comics lore.

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My first copy was a CGC 2.0 that I traded for a coverless CGC NG Marvel Mystery Comics #2 (which I crossed over to a CBCS 0.3 after adding a color copy cover and attaching a loose wrap) and ten Harvey pre-code horror comics. Months ago when news broke of the Disney-Fox Entertainment merger, I moved fast to make a deal for a CGC 4.0 with my dependable dealer friend Bob Storms and picked it up at Emerald City Comic Con. It’s already gone up hundreds since...

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Credit: Jim Lee

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Let me know if you get bored with it and I'll take care of it for you.

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Fine. You can have him dumb X-Men. I’ll take the AF 15. Let us know how to send you our addresses @steven.nam

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This will work if he has a Giant Sized X-Men #1 to go with the regular X-Men #1, which c'mon @steven.nam you know Giant Size is not the white whale AF 15 or XMen 1 is, you can spare these issues for us, quit being so selfish!

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Exactly. Stop being a cheap bastard @steven.nam

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Where are my Little Archie copies when I need ‘em?? :D

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