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    John Byrne and Terry Austin X-Men #137 Page 14 Original Art (Marvel, 1980). Multiple team members are featured in this page from the classic "Phoenix Must Die!" The X-Men had just been beamed down to the blue area of the moon on the prior page, and here the action begins. Note how Byrne and writer Chris Claremont establish the names, powers, and personalities of several characters in just this brief sequence. To collectors in their mid-40s or thereabouts, X-Men #137 represents the biggest comic event of the era the way the Galactus trilogy might to an earlier generation! Signed and inscribed by Austin above the image area. Produced in ink over graphite on Bristol board with an approximate image area of 10" x 15". The piece has been professionally cleaned and flattened. Some discoloration from prior mold stains remains, mostly visible on the back of the piece and slightly visible in panels one and two. One clipped corner. Good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2016
    18th-20th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 25
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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