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    John Byrne and Terry Austin X-Men #137 Double Splash Pages 2-3 Original Art (Marvel, 1980). This two page spread is one of the most memorable splash pages of all time. One of the greatest full-team images of the X-Men ever, by the gold standard team of Byrne/Austin - directly from the heart of one of the most acclaimed runs in comic book history! It features Cyclops, Jean Grey (aka Marvel Girl/Phoenix), the Beast, Angel, Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Professor X, Lilandra, and Gladiator. Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (co-plotter/penciler), and Terry Austin (inker) turned in some career-altering signature work on this title, and much of it culminated in this story "The Fate of the Phoenix!" Elements of this story even made it into the movie X2: X-Men United. Worth noting is that this will be the first time many fans have seen this art in its entirety. Due to the process used to bind the square-bound issue #137, the center of the artwork was obscured. An uncanny double page spread that presents stunningly, it is produced in ink over graphite on two pieces of Bristol board with a combined image area of approximately 21" x 15". A quarter-inch strip down the entire right side of the left page (where the images meet) had been trimmed off and taped back on at the time of production. This is evidenced by it being covered by the original paste-up title. The pages are toned with a small amount of frame burn around the outside edges. Outside top corners are trimmed, and the paste-up title is tanned. Signed by Claremont, Stan Lee, Jim Shooter, and Byrne near the credits on the lower left page. Overall, in Very Good condition.

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