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    John Byrne and Joe Rubinstein: The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #7 Wraparound Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1985). The Deluxe Edition of this series improved upon the original in nearly every way, including the assignment of Marvel's most popular artist, John Byrne, to draw the wraparound covers! The covers of each issue were designed to connect together (that's why Mister Fantastic's foot is seen here though the character wasn't featured till the following issue), and indeed, more than one young fan taped them all together to decorate his bedroom back in the day. We're struck by the fact that this issue's cover is the best of them all when it comes to villains! You can't beat A-list evildoers Kingpin, Magneto, Loki, Kraven the Hunter, Klaw, and the Mad Thinker. They're joined by second-tier scofflaws Killer Shrike, Kurse, the Living Laser, Madcap, Maelstrom, and Lightmaster. The do-gooders include Machine Man, Madrox the Multiple Man, Longshot, Lightspeed (from the group Power Pack), the Inhuman Lockjaw, and three members of the X-Men family in Magik (aka Illyana Rasputin), Magma, and Lockheed. The image area measures 19.5" x 15," and, aside from a very light stain at the upper left and bottom right corners, the condition of the art is Excellent. Includes the original logo and masthead paste-ups. Signed by John Byrne and Joe Rubinstein at the bottom left edge.

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