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Giant Size X-men 1 Cover

Artists: Gil Kane (Penciller) ,  Dave Cockrum (Inker)

107 Comments  -   12,139 Views  -   13 Likes


Giant Size X-men 1 Cover Comic Art

 

   

Artwork Details

Title: Giant Size X-men 1 Cover
Artist: Gil Kane (Penciller)
Artist: Dave Cockrum (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 12,139
Likes on CAF:
Favorited on CAF: 35
Comments: 107
Added to Site: 7/14/2009
Comic Art Archive: Giant-Size X-Men
Issue: 1   Page: cover

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The reports of its death were greatly exagerated. The one piece I did not think I would ever own and still cannot believe that I do.

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David  Mandel
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Simon M.
Member Since 2003

Posted on 7/14/2009

Shit sticks this is amazing!!

Paul N
Member Since 2004

Posted on 7/14/2009

Important and iconic. Great to see. Will it get a comment record?

John Yon
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/14/2009

Historic, Iconic, Incredible, etc...the art you're showcasing with this latest update is among the greatest art this hobby has ever seen! A HUGE congratulations on owning so many masterpieces!

. BRAUNY
Member Since 2007

Posted on 7/14/2009

holy crap.... you lucky dog!

Ryan D
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/14/2009

The best cover EVER! As an X-men fan this is it for me and it couldn't have found a better home in your gallery. (ok maybe mine!)

tom horvitz
Member Since 2009

Posted on 7/14/2009

stunning

Larry Tun
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/14/2009

Amazing. You're living every X-men art collector's dream.

LB Jefferies
Member Since 2003

Posted on 7/14/2009

Wonderful to see

Ruben DaCollector
Member Since 2008

Posted on 7/14/2009

About time this is posted! Absolutely the 2nd most important, iconic and desirable cover of the modern era, and for many people, of all-time. 'Nuff Said!

Wesley L
Member Since 2009

Posted on 7/14/2009

Just incredible. As a young collector looking for back issues in the early 80s, this comic book was my collecting grail. And here you are with the original cover!

Dan Forman
Member Since 2004

Posted on 7/14/2009

Not just the single best piece on the CAF, but for my money, the single best piece I've ever heard of in the hobby!

Scott Williams
Member Since 2004

Posted on 7/14/2009

Before you posted this, you were probably wondering 'does this constitute showing off?'. The answer is--HELL YEAH! How do you NOT show this? Let em all eat cake!

Eric Seffinga
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/14/2009

I remember a bit over a decade ago being on Comicart-L and people postulating what the cover to the book would be worth if it were to show up. Astoundingly cool to see it here and now. Thanks so much for not being one of those folks who lock things away far from prying eyes!

Mark Levy
Member Since 2004

Posted on 7/14/2009

Sometimes when my kids will do something very well, I will tell them "hey, that didn't suck!" (you need the inflection)....Well, this piece doesn't suck!

Michael  Hosey
Member Since 2004

Posted on 7/14/2009

Wow the best cover ever... First Storm... Oh wow!!!

Timothy L
Member Since 2004

Posted on 7/14/2009

WOW!!! Congratulations on picking this one up and thank you for posting it for all of us to enjoy.

Michael Shuley
Member Since 2004

Posted on 7/14/2009

Are you %$!@&^ kidding me ?!! Historic, iconic and quite simply....Just plain cool !!

Chris C
Member Since 2004

Posted on 7/14/2009

That's it...I'm Done. This update sealed the deal for me. Looking at your collection is like taking a walk through my fondest childhood memories. There is no need for me to keep collecting art. From now on I am just going to tell people to look at my art collection and that my name is Dave Mandel.

John Butler
Member Since 2004

Posted on 7/14/2009

Wow. Feel free to bring any of these bad boys up to Sausalito for high rez scans, David. I mean, I gave you the Iron Man back so I can be trusted, right? :)

glen gold
Member Since 2004

Posted on 7/14/2009

For those of us who came in late: I know he inked the cover, but did Cockrum draw the "Old" X-Men figures at top? Oh, and AAAAIIIIEEEEE!!!!

Ron Sonenthal
Member Since 2007

Posted on 7/14/2009

I was hoping you'd get around to letting mortals see this. Thanks, Dave

Ted Latner
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/14/2009

Now you're just rubbing it in! :) Seriously, thanks for sharing. Often pieces like this get hidden in private collections and never shown off to the world, so it's nice to get to see this. Also, it's by my two favorite artists. I'll give you a call if I ever win the lottery.

J. Sid
Member Since 2004

Posted on 7/15/2009

Ni-i-i-i-i-i-ice

J. Hiroshi Morisaki
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/15/2009

..........what-!!?.......... I mean...what-!!?

Kin Wong
Member Since 2007

Posted on 7/15/2009

The comic that started it all (the second time).... never thought I'd see it up on CAF, so thanks for sharing a piece of comic history with us!

Drake Tungsten
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/15/2009

Alright David, now it's really time to upgrade any old knob and tube wiring in your house. I'm surprised that Len ever let this go, but it bodes well for the rest of us with our slightly less lofty grail quests! Once more, a thousand church bells are ringing thunderously, and a host of angels have gotten their wings, and Dave's non-collector dinner guests are saying "yeah, I guess that's pretty cool."

DW A
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/15/2009

Surely the cover of a generation David. What an amazing addition to your collection

Gal Schwartz
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/15/2009

It was one of the (use Keanu voice) "Woooah!" moments ! How the ----- did you get that one ?!? Congrats on an amazing piece. I guess all those organs (kidney, liver, legs, etc) weren't all that useful after all...

F M
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/15/2009

Never saw this one.Was it published? Congrats ;p

Filmore W. Bedwick
Member Since 2003

Posted on 7/15/2009

Worth it for the Colossus figure alone.

Nelson Animated Ink
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/15/2009

A new term was just coined for the hobby as soon as you posted this image - "black line b*ner". As always, thanks for sharing your museum quality collection. This is what CAF is all about. Cheers! N.

Ferran Delgado
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/15/2009

You have a museum quality collection! (like you didn' know...) Thanks for sharing your treasuries! The only thing that I miss in your CAF gallery are images at 150 dpi, so we can enjoy all the detail. These pieces are worth to shine at maximum splendor!

Gerry Turnbull
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/15/2009

amazing ! and i agree with Ferran, the bigger the better !

CKC So
Member Since 2004

Posted on 7/15/2009

I just want to cry like a baby when I see this cover, totally awe struck. Probably one of the most important covers in comic book history and I am so glad it did not go up in flames like Hulk 181

Oroku Saki
Member Since 2007

Posted on 7/15/2009

WOW...simply WOW! Thanks for sharing such an incredible piece!

Alex B
Member Since 2008

Posted on 7/15/2009

Thank you so much for sharing ! I wish all the BIG collectors would do the same; but now they would be scared of being ridiculous compared to your collection. WOW !

Will Tervay
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/15/2009

Call me crazy, but for some reason, I think this should be one of your Featured pieces. ;) Simply amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Matthew Stock
Member Since 2004

Posted on 7/15/2009

This is simply the most amazing and iconic cover. Thanks for sharing!!!

Ken R
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/15/2009

...RESPECT...

Jason Versaggi
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/15/2009

How on earth...what a...sonuva...who did you...to get a piece like...well, ain't that a kick in the...I think I have made myself quite clear.

Adam Harvey
Member Since 2007

Posted on 7/15/2009

If the rumors are to be believed....the mere site of it turns nerds into GODS !

mark ou
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/15/2009

8^)

Lan Pitts
Member Since 2008

Posted on 7/15/2009

Jesus...

BRIAN POSTMAN
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/15/2009

beautiful!...i remember buying this off the stands,,,

Joe Gonzalez
Member Since 2004

Posted on 7/15/2009

OM F*%^& G!

Joey  Boyack
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/15/2009

A GIANT CONGRATULATIONS!! Just awesome! And thanks for sharing!!

Anthony F
Member Since 2004

Posted on 7/15/2009

WOW! Best X-men cover ever! Thanks for sharing!

Mike W
Member Since 2007

Posted on 7/16/2009

Simply the best!

Rich Yanizeski
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/16/2009

Oh good. I had heard this thing had gotten destroyed. Glad to see it still exists.

Rich Yanizeski
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/16/2009

One of the great examples of both the penciler and the inker shining through on one piece. You can tell it's Gil Kane a mile away but you can tell it's Dave Cockrum all over the place too.

Matthew Lyons
Member Since 2003

Posted on 7/16/2009

AMAZING. Just... WOW.

Damon Watson
Member Since 2007

Posted on 7/16/2009

I'm going to try to beat Chris and try to get my name changed first...I want to be David Mandel ! Wow! This is the collection that the rest of us dream about! Congrats!

george tanner
Member Since 2003

Posted on 7/16/2009

OMG!

Felix  Lu
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/16/2009

The exception to the Albert Moy Rule ("There will always be another piece of art.")

Ronan Killack
Member Since 2008

Posted on 7/16/2009

Striking piece, David - to say the least. Thanks for sharing.

Royd Burgoyne
Member Since 2003

Posted on 7/16/2009

Great to see that this historically significant and very attractive piece is still alive and kicking - thanks for sharing Dave!

Daniel Lang
Member Since 2004

Posted on 7/17/2009

Congratulations, that is one of the most historic covers!

Parker Jluc
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/17/2009

Belle pièce, bravo.

Thomas V
Member Since 2008

Posted on 7/19/2009

Newsarama or one of those sites reported this cover was destroyed when Len Wein's home burned down. Sorry about the house, but glad this was in another collection

Lee Coyne
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/20/2009

What can you say about a piece like this? Except for "thanks for sharing"!!

* CHAD * LSH ART
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/21/2009

Wow! And to think Dave left the Legion for this. What were ya thinking DC!

Ferran Delgado
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/23/2009

As Glen Gold commented above, I also think that Cockrum drawed the old members. In fact, the prelim of this cover could prove this theory. Press here to check it out.

Mike McKone
Member Since 2006

Posted on 8/20/2009

Oh my giddy aunt!! Congratulations, this is amazing piece of pop culture history and a really, really fine cover.

Chris Hampton
Member Since 2005

Posted on 8/21/2009

WOW!!!!! A truly amazing piece from back when I couldn't wait until next month to see what happened to my favorite heroes. Congrats.

The  Comic Coffin™
Member Since 2007

Posted on 1/13/2010

It doesn't get much better than this! Congrats!

Matt S
Member Since 2006

Posted on 3/26/2010

Seriously David?..lol..... you might as well post action comics #1 while your at it....lol

Posted on 7/20/2010

I am glad this piece was not gone. What an important and amazing piece of art and history!

Michael  Mikulovsky
Member Since 2009

Posted on 7/25/2010

As Daffy Duck says "Your Dispiable!" LOL! Thanks for sharing this beautiful pirece of historic artwork! Two of the best in the business together! I remember vividly where & when I bought this comic. I loved the original X-Men & was just a little sad to see them being replaced. Until I bought & read this issue & saw Dave's goregous art! We'll if I ever win Powerball, I'll be offering you a IINSSAANNEE Offer! LOL!

Michael  Mikulovsky
Member Since 2009

Posted on 7/26/2010

I forgot to add, my only disappointment with this cover was Sunfire wasn't on the cover. Due to lack of room & I'm sure they knew he wasn't staying on the team. I wish he & Thunderbird both had stuck around atleast through Dave Cockrum stint on the book.

Timothy Finney
Member Since 2006

Posted on 8/6/2010

You know, when there are 70 comments before mine (and I felt the same way when I first saw it and there were only 30 comments), it seems to me that there are few superlatives that I could add to this piece. But the thing that keeps bugging me is, if this is "the 2nd most important, iconic and desirable cover of the modern era," as Ruben noted, what is the first?

Mike (aka Off White) White
Member Since 2008

Posted on 8/22/2010

Another True Grail Piece.

James Halperin
Member Since 2007

Posted on 12/12/2010

What an amazing masterpiece. Perhaps the best-designed and best-rendered Silver Age cover of them all.

Adam Ianbarry
Member Since 2010

Posted on 1/22/2011

Wowzas!!!! Off the chart!!!!!!!!

Phillip Hester
Member Since 2009

Posted on 1/27/2011

Stared at this cover for hours on end as a kid. Now I can come here and do the same. Thanks!

Eric B
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/15/2011

How does one even begin to get to this point. An inspiration. My sincerest congrats.

Mark Walters
Member Since 2008

Posted on 5/12/2011

I'd be scared to death to even touch this. Simply incredible. I'm amazed at how beautiful it is even to this day, looks like it was done yesterday! Fabulous piece, congratulations.

Robbie  Cook
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/16/2011

One of the most important pieces of comic history!

T n T
Member Since 2007

Posted on 7/30/2011

The Holy Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrail of all X-Men piece.

Davide G.
Member Since 2009

Posted on 8/8/2011

Just wanted to be the eightieth who leaves a comment... Do I deserve some prize? Of course, besides being able to see this absolute wonder!

JT  Rodgers
Member Since 2011

Posted on 8/27/2011

Dude, seriously are you like a millionaire or something?! You have things that should be hanging in a museum. You have the best collection of art i have ever seen. Looking at your stuff makes me want to quit collecting. You're my idol.

Fred DeBoom
Member Since 2003

Posted on 9/20/2011

!!!WOW!!! No doubt about it--this **IS** the GREATEST Marvel cover of the 1970's!!! Congratulations on acquiring the Holy Grail!!!

L. C.
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/13/2011

LOL @ JT Rodgers' comment. Hey David, nice artwork but I got the actual comic book and it's in color!

L. C.
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/13/2011

LOL @ JT Rodgers' comment. Hey David, nice artwork but I got the actual comic book and it's in color!

COMIC PARADISE
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/5/2011

you are the king in this site D. just speechless!

Maria Coppola
Member Since 2011

Posted on 4/1/2012

A piece of comic book history, truly iconic and a Grail amongst Grails. Priceless.

Alberto Giavoni
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/6/2012

David, I have just realized that I have not left a comment on this. Honestly there is not so much to add. However I really think we should thank you for posting this and not locking away in some hidden safe in the basement! thanks

John Dell
Member Since 2011

Posted on 6/13/2012

You bastard. You lucky, lucky bastard.

James  Henderson
Member Since 2005

Posted on 8/14/2012

Yes, I'm 40 years old, but you can officially adopt me at anytime. And here I am thinking that I'm lucky for having a copy that is a 9.8. Phenomenal ! ! ! !

kwun 1
Member Since 2008

Posted on 10/15/2012

Awesome, me want it lol concrat

George 1
Member Since 2011

Posted on 12/23/2012

It does not get any better than this

Don Raskin
Member Since 2010

Posted on 2/8/2013

I don't have any other words than Damn! Friggin impressive!

Lionel C
Member Since 2013

Posted on 2/14/2013

one of the best. congratulation

Edward Grekoski
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/15/2013

Kane and Cockrum perfect together...and a perfect cover too!!

Edward Grekoski
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/16/2013

Kane and Cockrum perfect together

Edward Grekoski
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/16/2013

Kane and Cockrum perfect together

Carmine Gawain
Member Since 2010

Posted on 5/18/2014

Amazing

Art Van Kampen
Member Since 2011

Posted on 9/6/2014

You've got to be f#@!ing kidding.

Tom Coker
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/17/2014

"99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer..." Thrilled to be the 99th one to say WOWZA, THIS JUST KNOCKED MY SOCKS OFF AGAIN LIKE IT DOES EVERY TIME I COME TO YOUR CAF TO DROOL.

Ben Friedman
Member Since 2006

Posted on 1/12/2015

Okay, I will leave the 100th comment. I guess its okay. If you like this sort of thing. Yawn. Blecchhh (sorry, just the sound of me puking with envy).

Michael Kenyon
Member Since 2008

Posted on 8/8/2015

One of if not the most important OA covers to grace CAF.Congratulations buddy!

Vartan Dadian
Member Since 2012

Posted on 4/7/2016

Pretty good, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.

Beta Ray Benny
Member Since 2003

Posted on 7/2/2016

Wow!

Mark Warunek
Member Since 2004

Posted on 10/12/2016

I can't believe I've never left a comment on this one. This is definitely in the list of "If I could only have one piece of comic art." Congrats!

Andrew Allen
Member Since 2007

Posted on 4/10/2017

Hm. Well, there's something you don't see every day. And yet, as a fan, one DOES see it every day. One of The Royals.

Shaun Crowell
Member Since 2003

Posted on 7/23/2017

My favorite comic ever, can't believe someone actually owns this! Thanks for sharing!

Thomas F
Member Since 2010

Posted on 7/26/2017

106th comment: Yes, it indeed belongs into a museum... Congrats! Nice one. ;-)

Vincent Zurzolo
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/1/2018

This is the cover to the very first X-Men comic I ever read. I love Kane's dynamic style. This is one of the most iconic covers in comic history. Congrats and thanks for sharing!

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