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Giant Size X-men 1 Cover

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

106 Comments  -   11,883 Views  -   11 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: 11,883
Likes on CAF:
Favorited on CAF: 35
Comments: 106
Added to Site: 7/14/2009
Comic Art Archive: Giant-Size X-Men
Issue: 1   Page: cover


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. wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Shit sticks this is amazing!!
Posted on 7/14/2009

Paul N wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Important and iconic. Great to see. Will it get a comment record?
Posted on 7/14/2009

John Yon wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 7/14/2009

. BRAUNY wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
holy crap.... you lucky dog!
Posted on 7/14/2009

Ryan D wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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!)
Posted on 7/14/2009

tom horvitz wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 7/14/2009

Larry Tun wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Amazing. You're living every X-men art collector's dream.
Posted on 7/14/2009

LB Jefferies wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wonderful to see
Posted on 7/14/2009

Ruben DaCollector wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 7/14/2009

Wesley L wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 7/14/2009

Dan Forman wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 7/14/2009

Scott Williams wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 7/14/2009

Eric Seffinga wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 7/14/2009

Mark Levy wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 7/14/2009

Michael  Hosey wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow the best cover ever... First Storm... Oh wow!!!
Posted on 7/14/2009

Timothy L wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
WOW!!! Congratulations on picking this one up and thank you for posting it for all of us to enjoy.
Posted on 7/14/2009

Michael Shuley wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Are you %$!@&^ kidding me ?!! Historic, iconic and quite simply....Just plain cool !!
Posted on 7/14/2009

Chris C wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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.
Posted on 7/14/2009

John Butler wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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? :)
Posted on 7/14/2009

glen gold wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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!!!!
Posted on 7/14/2009

Ron Sonenthal wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I was hoping you'd get around to letting mortals see this. Thanks, Dave
Posted on 7/14/2009

Ted Latner wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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.
Posted on 7/14/2009

J. Sid wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 7/15/2009

J. Hiroshi Morisaki wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
..........what-!!?.......... I mean...what-!!?
Posted on 7/15/2009

Kin Wong wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 7/15/2009

Drake Tungsten wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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."
Posted on 7/15/2009

DW A wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Surely the cover of a generation David. What an amazing addition to your collection
Posted on 7/15/2009

Gal Schwartz wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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...
Posted on 7/15/2009

F M wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Never saw this one.Was it published? Congrats ;p
Posted on 7/15/2009

Filmore W. Bedwick wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Worth it for the Colossus figure alone.
Posted on 7/15/2009

Nelson Animated Ink wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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.
Posted on 7/15/2009

Ferran Delgado wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 7/15/2009

Gerry Turnbull wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
amazing ! and i agree with Ferran, the bigger the better !
Posted on 7/15/2009

CKC So wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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
Posted on 7/15/2009

Oroku Saki wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
WOW...simply WOW! Thanks for sharing such an incredible piece!
Posted on 7/15/2009

Alex B wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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 !
Posted on 7/15/2009

Will Tervay wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Call me crazy, but for some reason, I think this should be one of your Featured pieces. ;) Simply amazing. Thanks for sharing!
Posted on 7/15/2009

Matthew Stock wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
This is simply the most amazing and iconic cover. Thanks for sharing!!!
Posted on 7/15/2009

Ken R wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 7/15/2009

Jason Versaggi wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
How on earth...what a...sonuva...who did get a piece like...well, ain't that a kick in the...I think I have made myself quite clear.
Posted on 7/15/2009

Adam Harvey wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
If the rumors are to be believed....the mere site of it turns nerds into GODS !
Posted on 7/15/2009

mark ou wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 7/15/2009

Lan Pitts wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 7/15/2009

BRIAN POSTMAN wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
beautiful!...i remember buying this off the stands,,,
Posted on 7/15/2009

Joe Gonzalez wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
OM F*%^& G!
Posted on 7/15/2009

Joey  Boyack wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
A GIANT CONGRATULATIONS!! Just awesome! And thanks for sharing!!
Posted on 7/15/2009

Anthony F wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
WOW! Best X-men cover ever! Thanks for sharing!
Posted on 7/15/2009

Mike W wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Simply the best!
Posted on 7/16/2009

Rich Yanizeski wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Oh good. I had heard this thing had gotten destroyed. Glad to see it still exists.
Posted on 7/16/2009

Rich Yanizeski wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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.
Posted on 7/16/2009

Matthew Lyons wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 7/16/2009

Damon Watson wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 7/16/2009

george tanner wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 7/16/2009

Felix  Lu wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
The exception to the Albert Moy Rule ("There will always be another piece of art.")
Posted on 7/16/2009

Ronan Killack wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Striking piece, David - to say the least. Thanks for sharing.
Posted on 7/16/2009

Royd Burgoyne wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Great to see that this historically significant and very attractive piece is still alive and kicking - thanks for sharing Dave!
Posted on 7/16/2009

Daniel Lang wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Congratulations, that is one of the most historic covers!
Posted on 7/17/2009

Parker Jluc wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Belle pièce, bravo.
Posted on 7/17/2009

Thomas V wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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
Posted on 7/19/2009

Lee Coyne wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
What can you say about a piece like this? Except for "thanks for sharing"!!
Posted on 7/20/2009

* CHAD * LSH ART wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow! And to think Dave left the Legion for this. What were ya thinking DC!
Posted on 7/21/2009

Ferran Delgado wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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.
Posted on 7/23/2009

Mike McKone wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Oh my giddy aunt!! Congratulations, this is amazing piece of pop culture history and a really, really fine cover.
Posted on 8/20/2009

Chris Hampton wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
WOW!!!!! A truly amazing piece from back when I couldn't wait until next month to see what happened to my favorite heroes. Congrats.
Posted on 8/21/2009

The  Comic Coffin™ wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
It doesn't get much better than this! Congrats!
Posted on 1/13/2010

Matt S wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Seriously David? you might as well post action comics #1 while your at
Posted on 3/26/2010

Comic Art Addiction (Shawn Nixon) wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I am glad this piece was not gone. What an important and amazing piece of art and history!
Posted on 7/20/2010

Michael  Mikulovsky wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 7/25/2010

Michael  Mikulovsky wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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.
Posted on 7/26/2010

Timothy Finney wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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?
Posted on 8/6/2010

Mike (aka Off White) White wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Another True Grail Piece.
Posted on 8/22/2010

James Halperin wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
What an amazing masterpiece. Perhaps the best-designed and best-rendered Silver Age cover of them all.
Posted on 12/12/2010

Adam Ianbarry wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Wowzas!!!! Off the chart!!!!!!!!
Posted on 1/22/2011

Phillip Hester wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Stared at this cover for hours on end as a kid. Now I can come here and do the same. Thanks!
Posted on 1/27/2011

Eric B wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
How does one even begin to get to this point. An inspiration. My sincerest congrats.
Posted on 3/15/2011

Mark Walters wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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.
Posted on 5/12/2011

Robbie  Cook wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
One of the most important pieces of comic history!
Posted on 7/16/2011

T n T wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
The Holy Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrail of all X-Men piece.
Posted on 7/30/2011

Davide G. wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 8/8/2011

JT  Rodgers wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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.
Posted on 8/27/2011

Fred DeBoom wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
!!!WOW!!! No doubt about it--this **IS** the GREATEST Marvel cover of the 1970's!!! Congratulations on acquiring the Holy Grail!!!
Posted on 9/20/2011

L. C. wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
LOL @ JT Rodgers' comment. Hey David, nice artwork but I got the actual comic book and it's in color!
Posted on 11/13/2011

L. C. wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
LOL @ JT Rodgers' comment. Hey David, nice artwork but I got the actual comic book and it's in color!
Posted on 11/13/2011

COMIC PARADISE wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
you are the king in this site D. just speechless!
Posted on 12/5/2011

Maria Coppola wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
A piece of comic book history, truly iconic and a Grail amongst Grails. Priceless.
Posted on 4/1/2012

Alberto Giavoni wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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
Posted on 4/6/2012

John Dell wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
You bastard. You lucky, lucky bastard.
Posted on 6/13/2012

James  Henderson wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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 ! ! ! !
Posted on 8/14/2012

kwun 1 wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Awesome, me want it lol concrat
Posted on 10/15/2012

George 1 wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
It does not get any better than this
Posted on 12/23/2012

Don Raskin wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I don't have any other words than Damn! Friggin impressive!
Posted on 2/8/2013

Lionel C wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
one of the best. congratulation
Posted on 2/14/2013

Edward Grekoski wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Kane and Cockrum perfect together...and a perfect cover too!!
Posted on 7/15/2013

Edward Grekoski wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Kane and Cockrum perfect together
Posted on 7/16/2013

Edward Grekoski wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Kane and Cockrum perfect together
Posted on 7/16/2013

Carmine Gawain wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 5/18/2014

Art Van Kampen wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
You've got to be f#@!ing kidding.
Posted on 9/6/2014

Tom Coker wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
"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.
Posted on 11/17/2014

Ben Friedman wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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).
Posted on 1/12/2015

Michael Kenyon wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
One of if not the most important OA covers to grace CAF.Congratulations buddy!
Posted on 8/8/2015

Vartan Dadian wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Pretty good, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.
Posted on 4/7/2016

Beta Ray Benny wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 7/2/2016

Mark Warunek wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 10/12/2016

Andrew Allen wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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.
Posted on 4/10/2017

Shaun Crowell wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
My favorite comic ever, can't believe someone actually owns this! Thanks for sharing!
Posted on 7/23/2017

Thomas F wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
106th comment: Yes, it indeed belongs into a museum... Congrats! Nice one. ;-)
Posted on 7/26/2017

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