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Arthur Adams Classic X-Men #1 Cover

Artist: Arthur Adams (All)

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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: 5,724
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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 wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
You win dude. Baller score.
Posted on 4/6/2013


Thomas V wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 4/6/2013


Dan Jerome wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Hearty congrats, Joe! That couldn't have been easy to get.
Posted on 4/6/2013


Larry Tun wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
unbelievable. I had to look twice to make sure this was the real deal. congrats, Joe
Posted on 4/6/2013


Lee Benaka wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Big congrats Joe! It's great to see how Art's style has evolved. I love the inscription as well!
Posted on 4/6/2013


Allen Bush wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 4/6/2013


Ken R wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
A very worthy pick-up Joe...Congrats buddy!
Posted on 4/6/2013


Mike W wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Another amazing score for the King!!!! I'm overjoyed for you, my friend!!
Posted on 4/6/2013


Horacio Alvarez wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Wooooow Joe another INCREDIBLE cover for your collection Iconic!!!!
Posted on 4/6/2013


Mr. Ozisik wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
History
Posted on 4/6/2013


Peyton Y wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 4/6/2013


Doc R wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow, Congrats! Awesome cover.
Posted on 4/6/2013


Ronan Killack wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Jackpot! As good as it gets for Mr. Adams. What a score!
Posted on 4/6/2013


Michael Diaz wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I'm happy you got this piece Joe. Enjoy it.
Posted on 4/6/2013


Pete Marino wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow, just another impressive addition to your collection. It's simply amazing!
Posted on 4/6/2013


Tom Coker wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
One heck of a cover, Joe! One of Adams' most classic. Congrats!
Posted on 4/6/2013


Dave Kopecki wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
What a tremendous piece of comics history! Another killer pick up for your drool-inducing collection! Congrats buddy!
Posted on 4/6/2013


Tatiana TDArt Dykes wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I'll just type exactly what I said as soon as I opened this... "aw man, really? Sh*t!". Lol, excellent grab, Joe!
Posted on 4/6/2013


J L wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Mike W said:
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 )
Posted on 4/6/2013


I D wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Just killer. This hits the '80's nostalgic sweet spot at the core. Untouchable.
Posted on 4/6/2013


Lance Suarez wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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!!!!!
Posted on 4/6/2013


Scott Williams wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Simply ridiculous. Someday when I grow up, I want to have a collection like yours Joe!
Posted on 4/6/2013


Scott Williams wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Oh, and Joe? A better scan please? =D
Posted on 4/6/2013


LB Jefferies wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Boom. Well done, Joe
Posted on 4/6/2013


Jovi Neri wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Simply iconic! A lot of X-fans are surely envious!
Posted on 4/6/2013


Jason W Gavin wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 4/6/2013


Dermot D wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
One of the Best Covers produced in the 80's & another spectacular addition for your collection.
Posted on 4/6/2013


Michael Kenyon wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
This beauty is in good hands
Posted on 4/6/2013


j sly wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
So awesome! Nostalgic and Iconic! Congrats!
Posted on 4/6/2013


Holly Burnett wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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. :)
Posted on 4/6/2013


Raymond Bryan wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
No you didn't!!! Of Course you did!!! Congrats!!!!
Posted on 4/7/2013


Yehoy Lee wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
This is an unfair piece, can I say I'm uber jealous? :) A true treasure indeed. Thanks for sharing.
Posted on 4/7/2013


J W wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Congratulations Joe, such an iconic cover.
Posted on 4/7/2013


J. Sid wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
After all these years of amazing covers, this one is still my favorite from that guy
Posted on 4/7/2013


Rabid Ferret wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow, this is so badass. Mega congrats. Is it only 11x17?
Posted on 4/7/2013


Malvin V wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 4/7/2013


Felix  Lu wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
My favorite Art cover from that period. Congrats!
Posted on 4/7/2013


Eric DLS wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
It was just a matter of time. Congrats dude!
Posted on 4/7/2013


Carlos P. wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Awesome cover, i think it is the best cover of X-Men.
Posted on 4/7/2013


bob fish wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
great stuff from great artist ! congrats ! as one of your favorite, you must enjoy it....thank's for sharing
Posted on 4/7/2013


Crees Tyler wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
my fav xmen cover ever ! congrats Joe ;)) it deserve to be in your collection 8)
Posted on 4/7/2013


Dean Abraham wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Killer piece!!!
Posted on 4/7/2013


Jason Harris wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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.
Posted on 4/7/2013


DW A wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Classic!
Posted on 4/7/2013


George 1 wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow, this is such a iconic piece Joe. Congratulations on this beauty.
Posted on 4/7/2013


TIM TOWNSEND wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I'm still waiting for you to file those adoption papers, Joe. I'm ready to move in any time! :)
Posted on 4/7/2013


John Bamber wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Well i'm late to the party but this is an amazing piece my friend... Congratulations...
Posted on 4/7/2013


Greg  C. wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
If I ever picked this up I'd probably just stop collecting. Everything after this is downhill. Amazing!
Posted on 4/7/2013


Albert Moy wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
This is great, one of my favorite covers
Posted on 4/7/2013


Frederic Contet wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
What a nice commision Joe....hey, wait a minute... that's the real stuff! Congrats mon ami.
Posted on 4/7/2013


Carlo M wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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)
Posted on 4/7/2013


Mark Warunek wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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.
Posted on 4/7/2013


Mike D wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Simply incredible Joe! Your taste in art and your powers of acquisition continue to blow me away.
Posted on 4/7/2013


Migs D C wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Amazing.
Posted on 4/7/2013


Ferran Delgado wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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
Posted on 4/7/2013


Wesley L wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Amazing pickup! This is Art Adam at his very best.
Posted on 4/7/2013


Wesley Dupont wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow! It doesn't get much better than this! I have always loved this cover.
Posted on 4/7/2013


George H wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Man O Man!!! Such a memorable cover and an out of this world find!!! Congrats my friend.
Posted on 4/7/2013


Mike K wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Epic!!!!!
Posted on 4/7/2013


Matt E. wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Great piece! Huge congrats! A fine addition to your exceptional collection.
Posted on 4/7/2013


C F wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Words can't do this justice. Huge congrats, Joe!
Posted on 4/7/2013


Andy Robbins wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
This piece is so good it even drew a comment from Albert. What else is there say....
Posted on 4/7/2013


Will Tervay wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 4/7/2013


Drew C wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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.
Posted on 4/7/2013


. BRAUNY wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
wow.....
Posted on 4/7/2013


Michael Diaz wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Drew C said:
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.
Posted on 4/8/2013


Jason Versaggi wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Probably the best "X-book" cover of all time.
Posted on 4/8/2013


Kin Wong wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I'm pretty speechless about this, so I'll just echo Scott's request- better scan please? :)
Posted on 4/8/2013


Justin Porter wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Best. X-Men. Cover. Ever. Congrats!
Posted on 4/8/2013


COMIC PARADISE wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
again....nothing but the best from you. congrats
Posted on 4/8/2013


Drew C wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Michael Diaz said:
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.
Posted on 4/8/2013


Alex B wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Let me add another WOW !!! Congrats for this breathtaking score !
Posted on 4/8/2013


Giacomo Iori wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
WOW... ICONIC !!!
Posted on 4/14/2013


Michael  Hosey wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
So that's where that cover has been hiding. Dare I say this looks better then original series art.
Posted on 4/14/2013


Nelson Animated Ink wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
This is the cover that redefined Art Adams' status from rising star to superstar. Congratulations Joe. Cheers! N.
Posted on 4/16/2013


Eric B wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Joe, this is ridiculous! Wow, congrats!
Posted on 5/18/2013


Michael  Hosey wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I guess I missed this one... It's alright. Nah more like freaking amazing.
Posted on 6/21/2013


- Artemaria wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 7/1/2013


L. C. wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 7/5/2013


Alberto Garcia wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Wonderful Art!!! I love it!!
Posted on 7/31/2013


Marc Audet wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Maybe the definitive Art Adams cover. Absolute grail!
Posted on 9/3/2013


P A wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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!!
Posted on 1/26/2014


Migs D C wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I got to see this one personally this year. Amazing.
Posted on 2/4/2014


Fred DeBoom wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on 4/17/2014


P T wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Awesome!
Posted on 5/9/2015


Maicol Senzacqua wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
INFINITY PICE!
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