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Arthur Adams Classic X-Men #1 Cover

Artist: Arthur Adams (All)

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Arthur Adams Classic X-Men #1 Cover Comic Art

 

   

Artwork Details

Title: Arthur Adams Classic X-Men #1 Cover
Artist: Arthur Adams (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 5,935
Likes on CAF:
Favorited on CAF: 13
Comments: 86
Added to Site: 4/6/2013
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One of my favorite covers from the 1980s. I figured I might as well post this since Arthur's birthday was yesterday.

Can't believe it's been 25+ years since this was drawn. Arthur's career really has been amazing, and it's still freakin amazing when you see the stuff he's doing now!!!!

Thanks Mike for reaching out and helping me get this cover!!!!

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Foggy Bottom
Member Since 2009

Posted on 4/6/2013

You win dude. Baller score.

Thomas V
Member Since 2008

Posted on 4/6/2013

Wow! this is one of the most classic covers of my early collecting days. It looks even better in black and white! Congratulations Joe! this is really something special!

Dan Jerome
Member Since 2009

Posted on 4/6/2013

Hearty congrats, Joe! That couldn't have been easy to get.

Larry Tun
Member Since 2006

Posted on 4/6/2013

unbelievable. I had to look twice to make sure this was the real deal. congrats, Joe

Lee Benaka
Member Since 2004

Posted on 4/6/2013

Big congrats Joe! It's great to see how Art's style has evolved. I love the inscription as well!

Allen Bush
Member Since 2010

Posted on 4/6/2013

Your collection is so ridiculous that this one seems like just another piece for it! It would be the highlight of most anyone else's! Amazing!

Ken R
Member Since 2006

Posted on 4/6/2013

A very worthy pick-up Joe...Congrats buddy!

Mike W
Member Since 2007

Posted on 4/6/2013

Another amazing score for the King!!!! I'm overjoyed for you, my friend!!

Horacio Alvarez
Member Since 2008

Posted on 4/6/2013

Wooooow Joe another INCREDIBLE cover for your collection Iconic!!!!

Mr. Ozisik
Member Since 2012

Posted on 4/6/2013

History

Peyton Y
Member Since 2012

Posted on 4/6/2013

This brings back so many memories. One of the reasons why I would drag my parents to get me some X-Men comics. Thanks so much for sharing and CONGRATS!

Doc R
Member Since 2010

Posted on 4/6/2013

Wow, Congrats! Awesome cover.

Ronan Killack
Member Since 2008

Posted on 4/6/2013

Jackpot! As good as it gets for Mr. Adams. What a score!

Michael Diaz
Member Since 2010

Posted on 4/6/2013

I'm happy you got this piece Joe. Enjoy it.

Pete Marino
Member Since 2010

Posted on 4/6/2013

Wow, just another impressive addition to your collection. It's simply amazing!

Tom Coker
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/6/2013

One heck of a cover, Joe! One of Adams' most classic. Congrats!

Dave Kopecki
Member Since 2008

Posted on 4/6/2013

What a tremendous piece of comics history! Another killer pick up for your drool-inducing collection! Congrats buddy!

Tatiana TDArt Dykes
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/6/2013

I'll just type exactly what I said as soon as I opened this... "aw man, really? Sh*t!". Lol, excellent grab, Joe!

J L
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/6/2013

Mike W wrote:

Another amazing score for the King!!!! I'm overjoyed for you, my friend!!

I'm always appreciative of your enthusiasm for my collection Michael!!!! Thank you. 8 )

I D
Member Since 2004

Posted on 4/6/2013

Just killer. This hits the '80's nostalgic sweet spot at the core. Untouchable.

Lance Suarez
Member Since 2004

Posted on 4/6/2013

Just how I remember it! When I got it from Alan Spiegel and then sold it to Graham Nash! This is Arthur's greatest cover hands down and the single greatest cover of the 80's!!! Fantastic buy Joe! Congrats!!!!!

Scott Williams
Member Since 2004

Posted on 4/6/2013

Simply ridiculous. Someday when I grow up, I want to have a collection like yours Joe!

Scott Williams
Member Since 2004

Posted on 4/6/2013

Oh, and Joe? A better scan please? =D

LB Jefferies
Member Since 2003

Posted on 4/6/2013

Boom. Well done, Joe

Jovi Neri
Member Since 2011

Posted on 4/6/2013

Simply iconic! A lot of X-fans are surely envious!

Jason W Gavin
Member Since 2006

Posted on 4/6/2013

One of my favorite covers when I was a kid. I would just stare at this for hours. I love the Avengers one he did too. Great piece!

Dermot D
Member Since 2012

Posted on 4/6/2013

One of the Best Covers produced in the 80's & another spectacular addition for your collection.

Michael Kenyon
Member Since 2008

Posted on 4/6/2013

This beauty is in good hands

j sly
Member Since 2011

Posted on 4/6/2013

So awesome! Nostalgic and Iconic! Congrats!

Holly Burnett
Member Since 2009

Posted on 4/6/2013

There isn't anything wrong with an Art Adams commission but after seeing this, I can finally understand the magic that *is* Art Adams. Huge Congrats, Joe.. and thank you for opening my eyes. :)

Raymond Bryan
Member Since 2011

Posted on 4/7/2013

No you didn't!!! Of Course you did!!! Congrats!!!!

Yehoy Lee
Member Since 2010

Posted on 4/7/2013

This is an unfair piece, can I say I'm uber jealous? :) A true treasure indeed. Thanks for sharing.

J W
Member Since 2012

Posted on 4/7/2013

Congratulations Joe, such an iconic cover.

J. Sid
Member Since 2004

Posted on 4/7/2013

After all these years of amazing covers, this one is still my favorite from that guy

Rabid Ferret
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/7/2013

Wow, this is so badass. Mega congrats. Is it only 11x17?

Malvin V
Member Since 2004

Posted on 4/7/2013

Ah, so you got this one. When I found out the usual suspect didn't get it, I was wondering who else could have bought it and I should have thought of you. Congrats, this is one of the most iconic covers ever!

Felix  Lu
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/7/2013

My favorite Art cover from that period. Congrats!

Eric DLS
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/7/2013

It was just a matter of time. Congrats dude!

Carlos P.
Member Since 2008

Posted on 4/7/2013

Awesome cover, i think it is the best cover of X-Men.

bob fish
Member Since 2011

Posted on 4/7/2013

great stuff from great artist ! congrats ! as one of your favorite, you must enjoy it....thank's for sharing

Crees Tyler
Member Since 2008

Posted on 4/7/2013

my fav xmen cover ever ! congrats Joe ;)) it deserve to be in your collection 8)

Dean Abraham
Member Since 2008

Posted on 4/7/2013

Killer piece!!!

Jason Harris
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/7/2013

Joe, I'm pretty much lost for words on this one. It is all the good things Arthur is known for. I'm sure many of us would love to hear about the trials and tribulations it took to get it if you feel you can share. Awesome, you have my envy on a permanent basis.

DW A
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/7/2013

Classic!

George 1
Member Since 2011

Posted on 4/7/2013

Wow, this is such a iconic piece Joe. Congratulations on this beauty.

TIM TOWNSEND
Member Since 2004

Posted on 4/7/2013

I'm still waiting for you to file those adoption papers, Joe. I'm ready to move in any time! :)

John Bamber
Member Since 2004

Posted on 4/7/2013

Well i'm late to the party but this is an amazing piece my friend... Congratulations...

Greg  C.
Member Since 2008

Posted on 4/7/2013

If I ever picked this up I'd probably just stop collecting. Everything after this is downhill. Amazing!

Albert Moy
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/7/2013

This is great, one of my favorite covers

Frederic Contet
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/7/2013

What a nice commision Joe....hey, wait a minute... that's the real stuff! Congrats mon ami.

Carlo M
Member Since 2006

Posted on 4/7/2013

The only thing I do not like of this cover is that Havok is too small. Otherwise every line is a classic (no pin intended)

Mark Warunek
Member Since 2004

Posted on 4/7/2013

Game over. You win! If you didn't already have one of the greatest comic art collection, you go and add this masterpiece to put you over the top. This and the NMSE #1 cover are my two favorite Art Adams pieces. I really think you should just turn your home into a comic art museum and start charging admission.

Mike D
Member Since 2004
Forum Moderator

Posted on 4/7/2013

Simply incredible Joe! Your taste in art and your powers of acquisition continue to blow me away.

Migs D C
Member Since 2006

Posted on 4/7/2013

Amazing.

Ferran Delgado
Member Since 2006

Posted on 4/7/2013

Another historical piece for your collection, congrats! The image is very interesting because the reference to the prelim by Romita was removed from the signature. It surfaced not long ago, and I was surprised to learn about it for the first time then. This is the full process of the cover, including the prelim by Romita: http://ferrandelgado.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/proceso-de-elaboracion-de-la-portada-de.html

Wesley L
Member Since 2009

Posted on 4/7/2013

Amazing pickup! This is Art Adam at his very best.

Wesley Dupont
Member Since 2010

Posted on 4/7/2013

Wow! It doesn't get much better than this! I have always loved this cover.

George H
Member Since 2009

Posted on 4/7/2013

Man O Man!!! Such a memorable cover and an out of this world find!!! Congrats my friend.

Mike K
Member Since 2003

Posted on 4/7/2013

Epic!!!!!

Matt E.
Member Since 2004

Posted on 4/7/2013

Great piece! Huge congrats! A fine addition to your exceptional collection.

C F
Member Since 2007

Posted on 4/7/2013

Words can't do this justice. Huge congrats, Joe!

Andy Robbins
Member Since 2003

Posted on 4/7/2013

This piece is so good it even drew a comment from Albert. What else is there say....

Will Tervay
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/7/2013

When does your art museum officially open? I'd love to be one of the first ones to tour it. ;) Another stellar piece. Thanks for sharing!

Drew C
Member Since 2003

Posted on 4/7/2013

Wow Joe, my favorite all time comic book artwork and the inspiration for a number of my commissions. I'd heard rumors of this cover's location over the years (including that the owner didn't really care about it too much), so I always had a fear it may be "lost forever", or worse, destroyed. I think every collector has a few pieces of artwork that, while we'd love to own them, we'll settle for knowing they're in good hands. Congratulations on owning such a fantastic piece of art.

. BRAUNY
Member Since 2007

Posted on 4/7/2013

wow.....

Michael Diaz
Member Since 2010

Posted on 4/8/2013

Drew C wrote:

Wow Joe, my favorite all time comic book artwork and the inspiration for a number of my commissions. I'd heard rumors of this cover's location over the years (including that the owner didn't really care about it too much), so I always had a fear it may be "lost forever", or worse, destroyed. I think every collector has a few pieces of artwork that, while we'd love to own them, we'll settle for knowing they're in good hands. Congratulations on owning such a fantastic piece of art.

Actually the person who owned this did care about this piece. He kept it on his wall framed so that others could enjoy it and not just sitting in a portfolio out of sight. The fact it is in such great shape shows how much he cared.

Jason Versaggi
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/8/2013

Probably the best "X-book" cover of all time.

Kin Wong
Member Since 2007

Posted on 4/8/2013

I'm pretty speechless about this, so I'll just echo Scott's request- better scan please? :)

Justin Porter
Member Since 2003

Posted on 4/8/2013

Best. X-Men. Cover. Ever. Congrats!

COMIC PARADISE
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/8/2013

again....nothing but the best from you. congrats

Drew C
Member Since 2003

Posted on 4/8/2013

Michael Diaz wrote:

Actually the person who owned this did care about this piece. He kept it on his wall framed so that others could enjoy it and not just sitting in a portfolio out of sight. The fact it is in such great shape shows how much he cared.

As I said, my info was from rumors and hear-say, so I'm glad to hear the piece was held in much higher regard than I previously thought.

Alex B
Member Since 2008

Posted on 4/8/2013

Let me add another WOW !!! Congrats for this breathtaking score !

Giacomo Iori
Member Since 2007

Posted on 4/14/2013

WOW... ICONIC !!!

Michael  Hosey
Member Since 2004

Posted on 4/14/2013

So that's where that cover has been hiding. Dare I say this looks better then original series art.

Nelson Animated Ink
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/16/2013

This is the cover that redefined Art Adams' status from rising star to superstar. Congratulations Joe. Cheers! N.

Eric B
Member Since 2008

Posted on 5/18/2013

Joe, this is ridiculous! Wow, congrats!

Michael  Hosey
Member Since 2004

Posted on 6/21/2013

I guess I missed this one... It's alright. Nah more like freaking amazing.

- Artemaria
Member Since 2007

Posted on 7/1/2013

While there are precious few pieces that merit 78 comments, this is certainly one of them. "Classic" in every sense of the word. Tremendous congratulations!

L. C.
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/5/2013

Joe L You have the most amazing collection ever and yet I can tell you are such a humble guy to boot. I'll just add one small little comment to the ubiquitous comments here but this is THE BEST single piece of work ART ADAMS has ever done in his career in my humble opinion. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy to own this cover. Congrats!

Alberto Garcia
Member Since 2009

Posted on 7/31/2013

Wonderful Art!!! I love it!!

Marc Audet
Member Since 2004

Posted on 9/3/2013

Maybe the definitive Art Adams cover. Absolute grail!

Paul A.
Member Since 2013

Posted on 1/26/2014

Another unbelievable iconic piece that we all dream of!! A truly magnificent masterpiece from Art Adams during his epic run with the X-Men!! Thank you so much for sharing this!!

Migs D C
Member Since 2006

Posted on 2/4/2014

I got to see this one personally this year. Amazing.

Fred DeBoom
Member Since 2003

Posted on 4/17/2014

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P T
Member Since 2006

Posted on 5/9/2015

Awesome!

Maicol Senzacqua
Member Since 2015

Posted on 11/5/2017

INFINITY PICE!

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