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    John Byrne and Bob Layton - X-Men #113 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1978). Face front True Believers, and feast your eyes on John Byrne's scintillating first-published X-Men cover, as inked by Bob Layton. What a premiere! -- the X-Men launched an all-out battle royal against Magneto in the thriller, "When Falls Magneto." The tableau showcased Cyclops, Colossus, Banshee, Storm, Wolverine, Phoenix, and Nightcrawler as the team launched their supreme offensive against Magneto. John Byrne remarked in Ron Goulart's The Great Comic Book Heroes, "When I started doing comics I realized that I didn't have the sense of power that say, Jack Kirby has, or the understanding of anatomy that Gil Kane has. So, I decided that I'd try to make my work a little different -- try to make it stand out because it was subtle, because an expression or pose or gesture had a certain degree of subtlety." It was on the X-Men title that John Byrne solidified this approach. He not only drew the feature, but also contributed to plot and characterization, and was a key factor in the growing popularity of Phoenix and Wolverine. The image area of the cover measures 9.75" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Don't miss out on your chance to win this John Byrne milestone!

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    May, 2005
    18th-20th Wednesday-Friday
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