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X-Men #112 p23 "The name isn't Marvel Girl anymore -- It's PHOENIX!" - John Byrne

Artists: John Byrne (Penciller) ,  Terry Austin (Inker) ,  Chris Claremont (Writer)

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 X-Men #112 p23  The name isn't Marvel Girl anymore -- It's PHOENIX!  - John Byrne Comic Art
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Title: X-Men #112 p23 "The name isn't Marvel Girl anymore -- It's PHOENIX!" - John Byrne
Artist: John Byrne (Penciller)
Artist: Terry Austin (Inker)
Artist: Chris Claremont (Writer)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Interior Page
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 4,475
Likes on CAF:
Favorited on CAF: 2
Comments: 100
Added to Site: 9/3/2013
Comic Art Archive: The X-Men
Issue: 112   Page: 23

Description

Since I've started collecting comic art, the one elusive goal that has haunted me is finding a page from the classic Byrne X-Men run with a great Phoenix, one with the firebird effect, an image burnt in my mind since childhood.
This has been a VERY long quest (discussions started 3 years ago for this page) and I almost gave up a few times as I counted less than 10 pages in the entire Byrne run with Phoenix (or Dark Phoenix) surrounded by her firebird.

When I received the page, I realised holding it felt like holding an actual piece of my own childhood memories. I've never felt such nostalgia when owning a page. But after all, it's STILL my favorite run, the oldest issue I remember reading again and again, my favorite art team, my 2 favorite X-Men fighting my favorite villain, some of my favorite Claremont dialogues... and, more than anything, my favorite image of Phoenix ever.

So all of this makes this acquisition very personal : I've never been happier to own a page ! I wish all of you, fellow collectors, to find your own personal grail.

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Peter Venkman 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 9/3/2013

Touchdown!

Fred L. 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 9/3/2013

Love the zipatone on Magneto to add depth, and both auras surrounding Phoenix and Magneto are really cool. Congratulations.

Dan Jerome 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 9/3/2013

Congratulations on landing your grail. A mighty fine page!

Doc R 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 9/3/2013

Wowzers! I am fully predicting this will be the top commented piece tomorrow, and rightfully so. What an amazing piece of history! Classic Byrne/Austin magic.

Matt W 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 9/3/2013

Unbelievable! Definitely the most beautiful thing I've seen today.

frank x townsondecker 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 9/3/2013

Incredible!!!

Steve Gumm 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 9/3/2013

What a page! The third panel is spectacular, it would make one heck of a poster! Congrats!

qube 808 
Member Since 2013

Posted on 9/3/2013

Huge congratulations on adding this to your collection, absolutely breathtaking page. It truly captures the grandiose feel of that entire era of comics, and one of the highlights of X-Men lore. Just a stunning page.

Chris K. 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 9/3/2013

A gorgeous addition to your collection!

Pete Marino 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 9/3/2013

A great piece of comic history! Phenomenal! Congrats.

Ron Sonenthal 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 9/3/2013

This is just spectacular!

Brian Peck 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 9/3/2013

Fantastic! This brings back memories. I used to own this, was my first an only Byrne Uncanny X-Men page. Glad it found a good home. Congrats!

David K 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 9/3/2013

Mind boggling page! Congrats!!!

Ken R  
Member Since 2006

Posted on 9/3/2013

Incredible page Alex, very happy for you man!

J L 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 9/3/2013

Phoenix versus Magneto!!!! Fantastic page!!!! Congrats Alex!!!! 8 )

Tom Coker 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 9/4/2013

Congratulations! That is a fantastic Byrne X-men page - one of the best.

John Bamber 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 9/4/2013

Congratulations on such a stunning page. A grail to boot :)

J. Sid 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 9/4/2013

Love it! Great page!

Drake Tungsten 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 9/4/2013

Congratulations on a great page, Alex! It's true that every time a comic art collector acquires a long sought grail, you hear a bell, and an angel gets his wings.

Carlos DS 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 9/4/2013

Absolutely FANTASTIC! Congratulations!

Mike W 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 9/4/2013

An amazing pick up, Alex! Congratulations on acquiring a piece that holds such special meaning to you.

Mario Losada 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 9/4/2013

A dream have this page. CONGRATULATIONS

alessandro gentili 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 9/4/2013

A grail page !!and Magneto ...Congrats !!!

Patrick  Brooks 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 9/4/2013

Fan~TASTIC!!!

Raymond Bryan 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 9/4/2013

Great page and Congrats buddy!!!!

Hero  Worship 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 9/4/2013

Incredibly awesome! Pages just don't get more jaw-droppingly good than this! Huge congrats!

Lorenzo Fratini 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 9/4/2013

Alex, you just can't get more than this from original art collecting. Must be a joy to see on your wall. Chapeau.

Felix  Lu 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 9/4/2013

So much going on in this page...a winner. Congrats!

Ben Bressel 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 9/4/2013

it's up and it's good. Great page of byrne sweetness!

Will Tervay 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 9/4/2013

Great page from one of the first comics I read as a kid. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Alex Kline 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 9/4/2013

A-MAZING page! This is likewise one of the most memorable images for me from this classic run. Huge congrats!

Alex B 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 9/4/2013

Doc R wrote:

Wowzers! I am fully predicting this will be the top commented piece tomorrow, and rightfully so. What an amazing piece of history! Classic Byrne/Austin magic.

Good prediction ;-) And thanks for the nice words !

Mark Levy 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 9/4/2013

Not sure how I missed commenting on this page sooner...in any case, panel 3 - that is one of the most perfect, memorable panels in my mind...definitive Phoenix panel...hearty congrats!

William Tran 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 9/4/2013

Congrats Alex to find YOUR Grail. This one is great!

robert frey 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 9/4/2013

now that is an awesome page!

Yehoy Lee 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 9/4/2013

Always good to hear stories like this, especially for such a prime piece. Congrats on all levels.

Dennis De Pues 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 9/4/2013

Congratulations on th egrail page feeling!It is what this hobby is all about!

Fred Bronaugh 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 9/4/2013

Classic page. You are lucky to get it.

Chris Cooper 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 9/4/2013

How satisfied you must be, after three years, to have this piece of magical art in your hands! Good things come to those who wait (and are in the right place at the right time)!

Eric B 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 9/4/2013

This is epic. To recapture something like this is truly exceptional. A very sincere congrats Alex!

Kin Wong 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 9/5/2013

"What in the name of sanity?!?" Phoenix and Magneto on the same page? Not too many of those pages around. I've always admired this page, and I'm glad it's found a good home. Congratulations on completing a three-year-old dream!

Carlo M 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 9/5/2013

Spectacular and rare page. Well chosen!

Holly Burnett 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 9/5/2013

Phenomenal!! Congrats on finally getting the page that captured your heart and soul. :)

Charles Dahan 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 9/5/2013

Extraordinary. This page sets the stage for so much of what is to come to Jean Grey. The Phoenix curse comes to life. Brilliant.

Alex B 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 9/5/2013

Charles Dahan wrote:

Extraordinary. This page sets the stage for so much of what is to come to Jean Grey. The Phoenix curse comes to life. Brilliant.

I agree that it's all connected and therefore all part of the Dark Phoenix saga. That's what made this entire run so brilliant !

Alex B 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 9/5/2013

Brian Peck wrote:

Fantastic! This brings back memories. I used to own this, was my first an only Byrne Uncanny X-Men page. Glad it found a good home. Congrats!

Thank you Brian : for the nice words, for taking such great care of the page, and for letting it go a few years ago !

Alkis V. 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 9/5/2013

You don't buy crap, do you? ;-)

bob fish 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 9/5/2013

Eh bien ça y est elle est la....félicitations pour ce graal...une merveille !

Dino Mauricio 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 9/5/2013

Awesome Phoenix page Alex. Classic...Classic...Classic!

Jason Weitzner 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 9/5/2013

Damn, heavy hitter by a FAR margin - amazing piece Alex and many congrats!

Santi  Ferrer 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 9/6/2013

Historic page,congrats !!!

Fred DeBoom 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 9/6/2013

PHOENIX UNLEASHED!!! This page is out of control!!! :-)

George 1 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 9/6/2013

Such a fantastic page. Real history there.

Timothy Finney 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 9/6/2013

The action, the characters the magnetic and Phoenix effects and all the other little details make this one of the single best Byrne/Austin pages ever. This is really top notch.

Michael  Mikulovsky 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 9/6/2013

Beautiful pg from my Golden Age as well. Congrads! My grails would be one day to own a few pgs from GS X-Men #1! But I'd need to win the lottery for starters! LOL

Hart Rieckhof 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 9/6/2013

A historic X-Men page!!!!!!!!!!!

Crees Tyler 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 9/7/2013

Enfin chez toi, enfin sur CAF! et tu sais à quel point ce n'était pas du tout gagné, mais alors pas du tout... tu n'as rien laché, tu as pris des risques énormes avec le vendeur (ce boulet), et aujourd'hui elle est là! ta plus belle pièce, l'ultime grail pour toi! BRAVO mec!!! 8)

Alex B 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 9/8/2013

Crees Tyler wrote:

Enfin chez toi, enfin sur CAF! et tu sais à quel point ce n'était pas du tout gagné, mais alors pas du tout... tu n'as rien laché, tu as pris des risques énormes avec le vendeur (ce boulet), et aujourd'hui elle est là! ta plus belle pièce, l'ultime grail pour toi! BRAVO mec!!! 8)

Merci!!! Je n'aurais pas fait la moitié de tout ça pour une autre pièce ! Except an Elektra by Miller ;-)

Jim Warden 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 9/9/2013

Absolutely fantastic page! Terrific artwork by Byrne and Austin and great dialogue as well! Congratulations on a classic page!

. BRAUNY 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 9/9/2013

Doesnt get any better than this! Congrats!

Jeff Singh 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 9/9/2013

Even for someone who is not a big Byrne fan, I think this page is spectacular. Great story telling and originality, something missing in today's comics.

Eric Thiele 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 9/14/2013

Félicitations pour cette acquisition spectaculaire et merci de nous faire partager ce grand bonheur.

Joe Murray 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 9/15/2013

Absolutely AMAZING!! This was the first Byrne comic I ever bought off the racks—what a game changer it was for me! So much congrats!

George H 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 9/24/2013

How the heck did I miss this page!? EPIC my friend!!!

Michael  Hosey 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 9/25/2013

I don't know what to say that hasn't been said already.. Great piece. As far as the story goes, I was sad to see Phoenix crap the bed on the next page.

I D  
Member Since 2004

Posted on 10/25/2013

epic!

Johan Tudts 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 10/31/2013

Awesome piece, congratz on a great collection +++

Hart Rieckhof 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 10/31/2013

Fantastic page!!! This page is burned into every X-Men comic book collector out there...especially the last panel!

Jonathan Mueller 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/8/2013

Wow, Phoenix coming into her own! Major congrats to you on acquiring this historic page!

Mark Howland 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 12/1/2013

Yikes! Killer.

Sam 06 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 12/21/2013

Historique...Mythique...bravo et merci pour le partage!

Nicolaj Borch 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 12/26/2013

A griping story to a fantastic page. Congrats!!!

Vincent G 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 1/2/2014

Que de souvenirs... Félicitations !

Joe Shaffer 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 1/12/2014

Fantastic page, well done!

Thomas Vanderstappen 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 1/23/2014

Stunning piece. Congrats!

Rob L 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 1/26/2014

What an AMAZING page!!!

Gal Schwartz 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/18/2014

Not sure what I can add that wasn't said by the gentlemen before me, but I had to express my love for this stunning piece of art !

PR Churchill 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 2/23/2014

Alex, bonjour et.....wow. I had this page on CAF for six years, and you have surpassed and swamped my stats with views and comments in just the six months that you have had this incredible page posted. It is hard to believe that a year has passed now since we entered into serious negotiations for this page. I miss this page dearly, but I am very proud that I owned it for 10 years. May you enjoy it as much as I did.

Alex B 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 2/27/2014

PR Churchill wrote:

Alex, bonjour et.....wow. I had this page on CAF for six years, and you have surpassed and swamped my stats with views and comments in just the six months that you have had this incredible page posted. It is hard to believe that a year has passed now since we entered into serious negotiations for this page. I miss this page dearly, but I am very proud that I owned it for 10 years. May you enjoy it as much as I did.

Thanks again Philiip for letting this one go away! Even if I don t bug you as much as I did before, I still visit your caf gallery much too often but you have so many incredible pages !!! Anyone looking at this piece should check your breathtaking collection and be ready to spend dozens of hour : it s grail after grail after...

Carlos P. 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/13/2014

A legendary piece, i don't know because I have not put a comment before.

Mark Howland 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 3/13/2014

Home run!!

Israel Collado Sanchez 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 3/13/2014

Absolutely fantastic!!! Congrats.

Stefano Grosso 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 4/4/2014

Unbelievable...this is the History of Comics...!

Al Simpleton 
Member Since 2013

Posted on 4/5/2014

Truly a defining moment in comics history! I still feel the shivers I had when I first read this: Magneto humbled, yay... but with far too much things happening in Phoenix to be entirely good... I understand the feeling of disbelief that comes from THAT kind of pieces! Huge congrats!

artless artmore 
Member Since 2013

Posted on 4/22/2014

Wonderful page! This really captures the magic of that classic story arc

Olivier D 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 5/27/2014

True true beauty indeed!

Joseph Serpico 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 5/28/2014

I often considered this one of the better pages of the series...and we all know how high praise that is. My compliments!

Michael Haack 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 6/1/2014

Classic Claremont/Byrne!! I still have fond memories from reading the run over 30 years ago!! This page is a stunning example from that run!! Congrats!

Sean Rutan 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 6/10/2014

Geeze, man....more GREAT stuff! That fourth panel alone is worth the price of admission!

Davide G. 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 7/9/2014

As a shocked Magneto says, Good Lord! Congrats on acquiring your own grail and thanks for sharing!

Foggy Bottom 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 8/18/2014

Justice.

rechad lahmar 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 11/25/2014

une vraie beauté cette page bravo

X C 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 2/24/2015

Amazing! Congrats!!

Daniel B 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 9/5/2015

Quelle merveille... Sans aucun doute, le graal, une page chargée d'Histoire, et tant de souvenirs d'enfance... Bravo et félicitations !

red raven 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 11/13/2015

historic page by the masters !!!

Eric E 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 2/20/2016

Museum page !

L. Steenberg 
Member Since 2013

Posted on 9/11/2016

Amazing, congratulations. It is so great finding exactly the art we want the most.

Aidan (Re-Legion ) Lacy 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 9/17/2017

Epic...those last two panels are artistically STUNNING

Jason Caldwell 
Member Since 2014

Posted on 11/4/2017

Fantastic page!!! That lower right panel is even reproduced as part of the Marvel Universe entry for Phoenix! Back in the days when Magneto being in the ropes was unheard of, this was a rousing moment for us fans!

The  Comic Coffin™  
Member Since 2007

Posted on 11/5/2017

What an amazing piece from a truly awesome collection!

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