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    Paul Smith Uncanny X-Men #165 Cover Storm Original Art (Marvel, 1983). Paul Smith's clean and crisp lines were a natural hit on the X-Men... and this was just the first of only 10 covers he would do for the powerhouse title. Here, one of the most beloved of the "All-New, All-Different" X-Men is transformed into one of the alien Brood. This transformation has heretofore always been a one-way change that resulted in the death of the host character. So Ororo's fans were justifiably worried. The cover is as gorgeous as it is grotesque, but what a powerful image! It is produced in ink over graphite on Marvel Bristol board with an image area of 9.75" x 15". There is a section of Storm's torso that is an original art paste-up created on a section of Bristol board. The logo and corner box are original paste-up. The cover is signed by Paul Smith in the image area, and it is also signed by Marvel's Editor-in-Chief, Jim Shooter, in the check-off box in the bottom margin. The cover is lightly tanned, with some pinholes in the margins, otherwise in Excellent condition.

    More information about Smith, Paul M., also known as Smith, Paul M., Paul M. Smith.

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    August, 2016
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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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