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John Romita Jr. X-Men #207 Cover

Artist: John Romita Jr. (All)

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John Romita Jr. X-Men #207 Cover Comic Art
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Title: John Romita Jr. X-Men #207 Cover
Artist: John Romita Jr. (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: Nope...I plan to keep it
Views: 3,578
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Favorited on CAF: 7
Comments: 38
Added to Site: 2/26/2011
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This cover has a bit of a history for me.

I first saw this in my friend Eric Delos Santos collection around 2001. I managed to do a deal with Eric for it but, foolishly let it go. I don't remember the exact circumstances except that I had a money crunch b/c I was buying my Mcfarlane Spider-Man/Venom cover.

Fast forward to about 2006. I was visiting the East Coast and decided to meet Bill Woo and to check out his crazy art collection. There were great art pieces everywhere---Buscema, Kirby, Romita Sr., Starlin, etc., etc.. Needless to say, I really felt overwhelmed. lol

Anyway, the one piece that I saw and recognized right away was this X-Men 207 cover. It wasn't for sale but Bill said he would remember me when the day came. Well, that day arrived and the 207 cover is now mine once more!!!!

My sincere thanks to Bill Woo who frankly, could probably buy and sell me over 100 times with his pocket change. Bill's just one of those cool, nice guys in the hobby that makes it so fun to be a part of. He's also a guy who despite his amazing collection, is very humble. I couldn't hate the guy even if I tried. lol

Last but certainly not least, thanks to Eric for letting this go in the first place. It meant a lot to me at the time (and still today) that Eric would hook me up with such a great cover. As a newbie collector in those early days, the task of adding nostalgic pieces from my childhood seemed like a herculean task. I had no connections and even less money. So, I will always be grateful to Eric for jump starting my collection with such a memorable cover.

Thanks amigos!!!!


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LB Jefferies wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Well done, Joe! I can just imagine what it must feel like to get a key piece back in the collection. Enjoy.
Posted on 2/26/2011

Jonathan Mueller wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Congrats on reacquiring this classic cover! It's the definitive example from Romita Jr.'s first X-Men run. Just a lovely piece, all the more lovely for it's personal meaning to you. Brings a smile to my face... 2010 was an exceptional comic art year for you! Thanks for sharing it!
Posted on 2/26/2011

Alex B wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Congrats Joe : it's an unforgettable cover in many ways. Thanks for sharing the 10 years long saga of your reacquisition of that stunning Grail. There are so few pieces that are "the special one"...
Posted on 2/26/2011

I D wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Romita jr at his best. Very memorable cover.
Posted on 2/26/2011

Colorado Kid wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Great story, Joe. I'm glad you have this one back. It will always be an X-MEN classic!
Posted on 2/26/2011

Wesley L wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
One of JRJr's very best covers. Glad you got this one back Joe.
Posted on 2/26/2011

Josh Flanders wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Joe this is the cap of your collection. I used to have this one on my wall in high school, along with the Wolverine mini series. Awesome.
Posted on 2/26/2011

George H wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
This is for sure one of my favorite JRJR Covers and is a classic!!! Congrats on adding another GEM to your incredible collection! You are on an incredible streak my friend!!!
Posted on 2/26/2011

Matches Malone wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Classic. Amazing acquisition.
Posted on 2/26/2011

Mike W wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
My God!!! You continue to astonish!!! Keep it going, my friend!!
Posted on 2/26/2011

John Bamber wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr......! Jealous Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....................!
Posted on 2/26/2011

Artur & Biggi J. wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Killer piece! Congrats!
Posted on 2/26/2011

Eric DLS wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Ha! I still remember the first time we met, when you came by the house while I was still living in San Diego. I showed you my whole collection, but when I pulled this out, I think you almost fell off the sofa! LOL! I have no doubt that from the time you walked out my door you were already scheming on how to get this away from me. I'm still not too happy you flipped it in the first place, but now that you got it back, I guess I'll let you out of the doghouse! LOL!
Posted on 2/26/2011

Justin Porter wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
One of my all time favorite X-Men covers. Congrats!
Posted on 2/26/2011

The AvengersFan wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Great story AND a great cover.
Posted on 2/26/2011

Nelson Animated Ink wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I have to admit that I wasn't crazy about the JRJr / Dan Green combo on the X-Men back then. However, I do remember thinking what a cool cover this was when the issue hit the stores. Looking at it now, it still looks cool. Congratulations Joe, you rarely get a second chance to reacquire a piece you love. Cheers! N.
Posted on 2/26/2011

Foggy Bottom wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 2/26/2011

Carlo M wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
JrJr was really maturing as he was doing X-Men. Even though I personally believed he peaked later on (Daredevil), this cover is simply stunning. The spatial paradox is amazing (the cuts are in front of Wolverine but from the tapestry behind him...) - so you have your own Lucio Fontana created a-la- Woverine...perfect!
Posted on 2/27/2011

Crees Tyler wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
You're killing me ! Again... ;) Congratulations !
Posted on 2/27/2011

Jason Versaggi wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Graily grail grail if ever I saw one. You ared really making me green with envy lately dude. Bravura performance.
Posted on 2/27/2011

Thomas V wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
JRJR has done a lot of great artwork over the years but this is my absolute favorite cover by him.
Posted on 2/27/2011

Alan N wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
One word, CLASSIC!
Posted on 2/27/2011

DW A wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Classic cover Joe, great its come home!
Posted on 2/28/2011

Ronan Killack wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
My jaw dropped when I saw this - one of those amazing and timeless images that you never forget. Not surprised you have had in your collection...twice!
Posted on 3/4/2011

Hans  Kosenkranius wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Very nice Joe! Now you just need another X-cvr. from this year as a bookend to match it. :)
Posted on 3/5/2011

Edmond Yanga wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
One of My Favorite Wolvie Cover,W@@W!!
Posted on 4/29/2011

C F wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Love this one! It is the first X-Men comic I ever bought. Congrats!
Posted on 7/7/2011

Alberto Giavoni wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
love the the story behind!
Posted on 11/13/2011

Lee Coyne wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
One of Romita Jr's very best. Just amazing stuff, and one of the first covers I can remember seeing that literaly jumped off the page!
Posted on 11/21/2011

Josep  M. Neff wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Great Romita Jr.
Posted on 11/27/2011

Mario Losada wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
My prefer uncanny comic-book
Posted on 11/30/2011

Brian  Tidwell wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Sweet sassy molassy!!!
Posted on 2/25/2012

Dax Stryker Torres wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
This is the cover that got me into X-Men. LOVE IT!!! Congrats on (re) adding it to your collection.
Posted on 8/1/2012

* From The Land Beyond wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I remember re-drawing this cover as a kid. Sweet!
Posted on 9/13/2012

Rabid Ferret wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
This was always one of my favorite JRJRs. Such a fun style he was playing with back then.
Posted on 4/7/2013

James Meeley wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
One of my personal favorite X-Men covers! Congrats!
Posted on 5/18/2013

George 1 wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Joe, i would honestly kill to own this cover, its all kinds of awesome.
Posted on 8/30/2013

Thomas V wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
This is just one of the most memorable images of the 1980's for me. It's always the simplest ideas that have the most impact. If I had to pick one image that summed up why i love comic art this would be it.
Posted on 11/1/2013

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