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    John Byrne - Kitty Pryde of the X-Men Concept Illustration Original Art (Marvel, c. 1978). A true bit of Marvel history! This page was John Byrne's original concept design pitch piece for a new X-Men member. He has her in the old black and yellow battle togs that she would wear for many adventures. In the note below to scripter Chris Claremont, Byrne even outlines the idea of Professor X taking on new students for a second team, an idea that would bear fruit in 1982 with the creation of the New Mutants. Although designed in 1978, Kitty would not show up in the comics until X-Men #129 in 1980. Note the list of potential names next to her on the left... she eventually used both Sprite and Ariel. This concept piece was eventually published as a pin-up in Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men Vol. 4.
    The page was created with a central original art image in ink over graphite, then hand-colored with crayon and color marker. The page is signed and dated next to the figure, and then signed again under the note to Claremont. The 10.5" x 14" paper is toned, with a minor stain on the lower right side. In Very Good condition.

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