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John Byrne Uncanny X-Men #133 Cover

Artists: John Byrne (Penciller) ,  Terry Austin (Inker)

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John Byrne Uncanny X-Men #133 Cover Comic Art

 

   

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Title: John Byrne Uncanny X-Men #133 Cover
Artist: John Byrne (Penciller)
Artist: Terry Austin (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: NOT FOR SALE
Views: 9,845
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Favorited on CAF: 18
Comments: 106
Added to Site: 11/27/2011
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It's going to be very, very difficult for me to get too excited about anything else I get.

This is a special piece for me. Byrne/Austin might not have created Wolverine, but I feel they gave him his first real defining moment as a character with this issue. Wolverine alone against the Hellfire Club. Nuff said!!!!

I was thinking the other day that the Byrne/Austin/Claremont run is still the gold standard when it comes to the various X-books. No offense to the other creative teams....but the Hellfire Club story arc which led to the transformation of Jean Grey to Dark Phoenix, and of course her death in Final Fate of Phoenix are classics. To cap it off, this creative team did the Days of Future Past storyline before they left. It's a high note that IMHO still hasn't been reached since.

Needless to say, I owe a lifetime of thanks to Bill Woo for remembering how much I wanted this cover. Bill wasn't looking to sell this cover but my persistence finally won him over. Bill's one of the nicest guys in the hobby!!!!
Thanks again Bill for hooking me up with one of my personal favorites!!!!

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Gal Schwartz
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/27/2011

YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME !! This is HUGE !! One of the very best Wolverine images ever created !! Congrats on getting this gem !

Daniel Lang
Member Since 2004

Posted on 11/27/2011

Congratulations on a GREAT pickup!

Santi  Ferrer
Member Since 2009

Posted on 11/27/2011

OMG !!!

Crees Tyler
Member Since 2008

Posted on 11/27/2011

THE best Wolverine cover ever ! and my fav X-Men' cover...It could be only yours ;) Congratulations Joe.

C F
Member Since 2007

Posted on 11/27/2011

Tremendous. That's all I can say.

Dave Kopecki
Member Since 2008

Posted on 11/27/2011

Wow Joe...just...wow! This is unreal cool and of course it belongs here in your collection. Truly an important piece! Huge congrats buddy!

Carlos DS
Member Since 2006

Posted on 11/27/2011

IMPRESSIVE !!! CONGRATS !

Tatiana TDArt Dykes
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/27/2011

Oh my, just amazing, wowza...oh wait, I mean....it's not that great, you can just give that to me to dispose of for you, cough cough ;-)......a big congrats, Joe. What a prized addition!

Timothy Finney
Member Since 2006

Posted on 11/27/2011

Joe, I remember when this came out, a friend and I were talking excitedly about how we wished Wolverine would get his own comic book. While there have been times since then where I've thought about that conversation and thought, "Be careful what you wish for," it kind of sort of a little bit gives you an idea of the excitement that we fans felt after this book hit the stands. And it is such a GREAT cover! Byrne and Austen definitely delivered (and they knew it!). Congrats.

Timothy Finney
Member Since 2006

Posted on 11/27/2011

Timothy Finney wrote:

Byrne and Austen definitely delivered.

Argh! Byrne and "Austin" delivered.

Alan N
Member Since 2004

Posted on 11/27/2011

Classic!!

philippe queveau
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/27/2011

Another gem !

Foggy Bottom
Member Since 2009

Posted on 11/27/2011

Baller.

Ben Bressel
Member Since 2003

Posted on 11/27/2011

I would say, at this point, that you should stop collecting. WOW what a piece.

Colorado Kid
Member Since 2007

Posted on 11/27/2011

whaaaaat?????????????? unbelievable.

Josep  M. Neff
Member Since 2011

Posted on 11/27/2011

Wow, congratulations!!!

Dan Forman
Member Since 2004

Posted on 11/27/2011

An Iconic Piece. It doesn't get better in our hobby.

Ron Sonenthal
Member Since 2007

Posted on 11/27/2011

Wow! Huge congratulations!!

Mike W
Member Since 2007

Posted on 11/27/2011

OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mike W
Member Since 2007

Posted on 11/27/2011

MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

J. Sid
Member Since 2004

Posted on 11/27/2011

wow, you don't fool around when looking for an 'example,' do you?

Mike W
Member Since 2007

Posted on 11/27/2011

GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bob fish
Member Since 2011

Posted on 11/27/2011

just amazing ! congrats

Matches Malone
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/27/2011

"It's going to be very, very difficult for me to get too excited about anything else I get" I feel so sorry for you. [sarcasm] Congrats!!

Greg  C.
Member Since 2008

Posted on 11/27/2011

Wow! What an unreal score!!!!

Ronan Killack
Member Since 2008

Posted on 11/27/2011

"Byrne & Austin, Inc. We Deliver." Yes, they most certainly do! My personal attachment to the X-Men stories these two greats crafted is deep - this has to be my favorite gallery update of the year. So happy for you, Joe!

Chris C
Member Since 2004

Posted on 11/27/2011

HOLY FRIGGIN WOW!!! Thank goodness I posted my Byrne/Austin Wolverine last week. lol Talk about a lynch pin cover in our hobby. This image defines a title, a genre, an age, a character...there's a few more than a thousand words going on in this image. Congrats Joe...it's a perfect piece. PERFECT!!

DW A
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/27/2011

Wonderful cover Joe, surely the most iconic Wolverine cover ever. The Hellfire Club saga is one of the best comicbook storylines ever produced by Marvel and this cover captures so much of that storyline. Byrne-Austin, X-Men, nuff said!!

Jonathan Mueller
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/27/2011

Ridiculous! Horrible X-Men cover! I mean come on, it's only got one team member, a bunch of henchmen, and boxes... Pfff, where's the rest of the team, where's the major villains, where's the super cool setting... Sorry Joe, this one just doesn't pass mustard. I'll be happy to save your collection from this eyesore. In all seriousness, your opinion and description is spot on... I can't imagine a better example. A definite high water mark. Congrats and thanks for sharing!

Mark Warunek
Member Since 2004

Posted on 11/27/2011

Amazing addition to your already impressive collection. Congrats!

Tom Coker
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/27/2011

Man, Joe, you are really on a roll! Really doesn't get any better than this cover. Congratulations!

Larry Tun
Member Since 2006

Posted on 11/27/2011

Which one of your kids did you have to give to Bill? :)

Wesley L
Member Since 2009

Posted on 11/27/2011

Incredible acquisition, Joe! There is no image of Wolverine more iconic than this cover.

Frederic Contet
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/27/2011

I'm really happy for you Joe.

G. C.
Member Since 2006

Posted on 11/27/2011

Did you sell a part of your body to get this ? Huge Congrats Joe !!

. BRAUNY
Member Since 2007

Posted on 11/27/2011

Awesome addition to an awesome collection! Way to go Joe!

Mike K
Member Since 2003

Posted on 11/27/2011

You just don't stop... Do you? Another mind blowing score. Congrats!!

Gerry Turnbull
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/27/2011

thats pretty special, enjoy it !

Jason Versaggi
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/27/2011

Seriously? Is there a CAF MVP award I'm not aware of?

Carlo M
Member Since 2006

Posted on 11/27/2011

What else can one say? The pinnacle of a historic run. Timeless!

Felix  Lu
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/27/2011

No question...Claremont/Byrne/Austin is the gold standard. This cover awakens the fanboy in all of us. WOW!

F M
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/27/2011

A page would be nice but a cover? And this one? Total respect here :)

Ken R
Member Since 2006

Posted on 11/27/2011

As good as it gets Joe! Enjoy it forever man!

Dean Abraham
Member Since 2008

Posted on 11/27/2011

KILLER!!!!!

Peter P
Member Since 2009

Posted on 11/27/2011

Joe you are the MAN!! Heart felt congrats on scoring such an important piece =)

Jared Simmons
Member Since 2004

Posted on 11/27/2011

Other than WOW!!!! What can really be said other than Congratulations!!! Great pick up my friend.

Scott Williams
Member Since 2004

Posted on 11/27/2011

The monster must be fed, and what a feast this is. Unreal.

Simon M.
Member Since 2003

Posted on 11/27/2011

So what is going to be next Joe? I mean, how on earth can you top this???

Raymond Bryan
Member Since 2011

Posted on 11/27/2011

When you told me you were able to aquire this, I smiled ear to ear. Now that you have posted it I am just amazed with what you are able to accomplish. I hope one day to see this in person. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Jovi Neri
Member Since 2011

Posted on 11/28/2011

Byrne and Austin at their best, and the single issue that changed Wolverine's character forever! Holy grail!

Jason Harris
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/28/2011

A collection defining piece. Enjoy it!

Yehoy Lee
Member Since 2010

Posted on 11/28/2011

Damn Joe. This is incredible. A HUGE CONGRATS!

TIM TOWNSEND
Member Since 2004

Posted on 11/28/2011

You did it! Wow! Huge congrats', buddy! I know how long you've wanted this. Welcome to the club. 8)

Y M
Member Since 2003

Posted on 11/28/2011

Sweet, sweet pickup buddy!

Eric DLS
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/28/2011

Man, how long have we known each other now? I remember some of our earliest conversations after we first met and how you swore that someday you would have a cover from this historical Ucanny X-men run by Byrne and Austin. Well, it took you over a decade to make it happen, but you sure picked a good one buddy! Congratulations on making one of your big collecting dreams come true. I hope you are still enjoying this piece by the time your girls are grown and having kids of their own!

Justin Porter
Member Since 2003

Posted on 11/28/2011

The BEST X-men cover and it's in the BEST gallery on CAF! Congrats my friend. I don't know how you can ever top this but I look forward to seeing you try.

Jason Hickok
Member Since 2009

Posted on 11/28/2011

Well done! A true gem. Congrats!

Filmore W. Bedwick
Member Since 2003

Posted on 11/28/2011

The BEST at what he does!!!!!

I D
Member Since 2004

Posted on 11/28/2011

Scott Williams wrote:

The monster must be fed, and what a feast this is. Unreal.

We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. THIS IS INSANE!

Will Tervay
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/28/2011

Just another day in the office for Joe's collection. :) Absolutely magnificent.

Beta Ray Benny
Member Since 2003

Posted on 11/28/2011

Wow!

Alberto Giavoni
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/29/2011

Joe! My really most sincere congratulaions for this piece! there is everything that I loved and still love about UXM: Byrne, Claremont, Austin, Wolverine and quite a bulk of nostalgia!

Joe Murray
Member Since 2006

Posted on 11/30/2011

Whoa, did I get to this party late! "Jealous" is simply too small a word, CONGRATS!!

Earl Hamilton
Member Since 2009

Posted on 11/30/2011

OMG!! I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS CHANGED HANDS!! YOU MUST HAVE MADE AN OFFER HE COULDN'T REFUSE!! THIS IS THE ULTIMATE COVER!! I GOT CHILLS SEEING IT POP! HUGE CONGRATS!! THE SCORE OF MANY LIFETIMES!!

Ken M
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/30/2011

Joe every time I think you've topped yourself, you do it again!!!

Thomas V
Member Since 2008

Posted on 11/30/2011

Byrne and Austin were a killer combo. I didn't read these until years after their original publication, but their Uncanny X-men stuff holds up as good as anything. One of my favorite covers by the dynamic duo.

Royd Burgoyne
Member Since 2003

Posted on 12/1/2011

Damn, that's impressive - congrats Joe!!

Nelson Animated Ink
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/1/2011

Recession? What recession ? Congratulations buddy, I know you had your eye on this cover for quite some time. Cheers! N.

Michael  Mikulovsky
Member Since 2009

Posted on 12/1/2011

Beauiful! Congrads on owning this iconic cover! WOW!

Davide G.
Member Since 2009

Posted on 12/2/2011

Just entered in top 5 of most commented cover artworks on Caf... in 5 days only! My most incredulous congratulations!

Steven Lim
Member Since 2008

Posted on 12/2/2011

grail to the max... huge congratulations. thanks for sharing!

COMIC PARADISE
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/3/2011

again.....nothing but the BEST Joe. congrats

Joseph Melchior
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/4/2011

Meh, I guess it's cool if you're into vintage Byrne/Austin, X-men or Wolverine. ;o) A modern age classic which I agree thrust Wolvie into the big time. Er, what was Bill thinking??

Raul Novo
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/4/2011

simply the MOST AMAZING comic book cover ever created... You are one lucky man Joe

JONATHAN MANKUTA
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/4/2011

A huge congrats Joe...I've seen this cover in person a few times and it's lovely. Very happy for you :)

Maria Coppola
Member Since 2011

Posted on 12/4/2011

Quite a few Grails changing hands these last couple weeks. But this one takes the cake! Iconic is an understatement, congrats!

Romain Verlier
Member Since 2009

Posted on 12/4/2011

Unbelievable !!!!! lucky 77 Congrats !!!!

Mark Levy
Member Since 2004

Posted on 12/5/2011

This wasn't for sale but it was the most desirable piece of comic art at the November Heritage auction...a thrill to see it live. If one piece could satisfy a collector this may be it but I am sure we will see more updates in your sensational gallery...you have the bug for sure!

josh gray
Member Since 2008

Posted on 12/7/2011

(more like) "JOE L LASHES OUT" !!!

Alex B
Member Since 2008

Posted on 12/8/2011

To me this is really the issue that launched Wolverine as a star character. Without that issue, comics history would have lost its most popular creation of those last 40 years. So how is it possible to define such a beautiful cover of THIS issue ? To me it's like the 1st recording of the Beatles, Warhol 1st major painting, etc. Congrats for now owning a major piece in the history of our pop culture !

Michael  Hosey
Member Since 2004

Posted on 12/15/2011

Merry Christmas to you. Wow!!

Raul Novo
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/17/2011

man this cover just keeps me coming back... so lucky Joe

Rafael Amat
Member Since 2008

Posted on 12/26/2011

... Ive not words...

naqam washington
Member Since 2010

Posted on 1/4/2012

EPIC!!!!!!!!

Jim Warden
Member Since 2003

Posted on 1/22/2012

Congratulations on landing a true Grail; certainly one of the most memorable covers by Byrne and Austin! It is great to see it has the best possible home!

Parker Jluc
Member Since 2006

Posted on 2/9/2012

Gem, Grail etc....congrats.

Dan Jerome
Member Since 2009

Posted on 3/12/2012

This is easily one of the greatest covers ever. Thank you for sharing this with the rest of us. Major respect & envy.

Alex Bullock
Member Since 2006

Posted on 3/21/2012

well, i can't help but comment on one of the greatest works of comicdom ever produced. bravo!

Eelco V
Member Since 2004

Posted on 3/28/2012

Such a killer Byrne X-Men cover !!

Jamie Cufr
Member Since 2009

Posted on 8/28/2012

This is one of the pieces that it's kind of hard to imagine someone actually owning. It's easily one of the most iconic covers of all time. Amazing...

* From The Land Beyond
Member Since 2006

Posted on 9/13/2012

Really? It's possible to own something as EPIC as this? Whoa.

Johan Tudts
Member Since 2008

Posted on 12/21/2012

Omg, as a European i still have to discover a lot of American OA, GORGEOUS piece, congratz +++

Paul Greer
Member Since 2007

Posted on 1/9/2013

Absolutely my favorite X-Men cover of all time. The color green isn't dark enough to convey my envy. Congrats!

James Meeley
Member Since 2004

Posted on 5/18/2013

Easily one of the most memorable covers to the Byrne/Claremont run. Absolutely amazing!

* From The Land Beyond
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/24/2013

Had to comment again. This is the single most favorite Wolverine/X-Men cover for me. Awesome.

Paul  Brzegowy
Member Since 2010

Posted on 7/31/2013

It is an amazing cover and pieces like this one you dream about finding much less having it in your collection. Congrats on an Iconic cover!!!

Sean Rutan
Member Since 2012

Posted on 9/5/2013

Truly fantastic! Congratulations, bud

Paul A.
Member Since 2013

Posted on 1/26/2014

This is the grail piece of a lifetime!!! A truly iconic piece and defining moment in Wolverine's history!! Congrats Joe!!!

PR Churchill
Member Since 2004

Posted on 1/26/2014

99 comments and counting. One of the best Byrne art posts on CAF.

Peter Venkman
Member Since 2003

Posted on 1/30/2014

Allow me to add a hundredth comment to this piece which in fact needs none.

michael Avila
Member Since 2004

Posted on 1/9/2015

I pop in to your gallery to eye this beauty every so often -- it's truly one of the greatest cover images in the history of comics. I will never forget eyeing this comic for the first time on the spinner rack at a U-Totem in Miami wayyy back in the day. Congrats on being the proud caretaker of this uncanny cover!

Mike D
Member Since 2004
Forum Moderator

Posted on 2/7/2015

We've talked about this cover a bunch of times but can't believe I haven't actually commented on it.....well, not much left to add other than my #1 favourite cover of all-time. You da man Joe!

Phillip Hester
Member Since 2009

Posted on 2/16/2017

When I saw this as a kid it just straight up fried my nervous system. Fantastic piece.

Rick W
Member Since 2017

Posted on 7/15/2017

Prime time cover!

John Nguyen
Member Since 2016

Posted on 11/25/2017

Another holy grail.huge congratulations

Marc W
Member Since 2014

Posted on 12/8/2017

106 comments for this epic Cover. Nuff said!

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