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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



Artwork Details

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: 7,158
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Favorited on CAF: 9
Comments: 40
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 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 2/26/2011

Well done, Joe! I can just imagine what it must feel like to get a key piece back in the collection. Enjoy.

Jonathan Mueller 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/26/2011

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!

Alex B 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 2/26/2011

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"...

I D  
Member Since 2004

Posted on 2/26/2011

Romita jr at his best. Very memorable cover.

Colorado Kid 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 2/26/2011

Great story, Joe. I'm glad you have this one back. It will always be an X-MEN classic!

Wesley L 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 2/26/2011

One of JRJr's very best covers. Glad you got this one back Joe.

Josh Flanders 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 2/26/2011

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.

George H 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 2/26/2011

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!!!

Matches Malone 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/26/2011

Classic. Amazing acquisition.

Mike W 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 2/26/2011

My God!!! You continue to astonish!!! Keep it going, my friend!!

John Bamber 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 2/26/2011

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr......! Jealous Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....................!

Artur & Biggi J. 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 2/26/2011

Killer piece! Congrats!

Eric DLS 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/26/2011

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!

Justin Porter 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 2/26/2011

One of my all time favorite X-Men covers. Congrats!

The AvengersFan 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 2/26/2011

Great story AND a great cover.

Nelson Animated Ink 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/26/2011

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.

Foggy Bottom 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 2/26/2011


Carlo M 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 2/27/2011

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!

Crees Tyler 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 2/27/2011

You're killing me ! Again... ;) Congratulations !

Jason Versaggi 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/27/2011

Graily grail grail if ever I saw one. You ared really making me green with envy lately dude. Bravura performance.

Thomas V 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 2/27/2011

JRJR has done a lot of great artwork over the years but this is my absolute favorite cover by him.

Alan N 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 2/27/2011

One word, CLASSIC!

Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/28/2011

Classic cover Joe, great its come home!

Ronan Killack 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/4/2011

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!

Hans  Kosenkranius  
Member Since 2004

Posted on 3/5/2011

Very nice Joe! Now you just need another X-cvr. from this year as a bookend to match it. :)

Edmond Yanga 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 4/29/2011

One of My Favorite Wolvie Cover,W@@W!!

C F 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 7/7/2011

Love this one! It is the first X-Men comic I ever bought. Congrats!

Alberto Giavoni 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/13/2011

love the the story behind!

Lee Coyne 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/21/2011

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!

Josep  M. Neff 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 11/27/2011

Great Romita Jr.

Mario Losada 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 11/30/2011

My prefer uncanny comic-book

Brian  Tidwell 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 2/25/2012

Sweet sassy molassy!!!

Dax Stryker Torres 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 8/1/2012

This is the cover that got me into X-Men. LOVE IT!!! Congrats on (re) adding it to your collection.

* From The Land Beyond  
Member Since 2006

Posted on 9/13/2012

I remember re-drawing this cover as a kid. Sweet!

Rabid Ferret 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/7/2013

This was always one of my favorite JRJRs. Such a fun style he was playing with back then.

James Meeley 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 5/18/2013

One of my personal favorite X-Men covers! Congrats!

George 1 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 8/30/2013

Joe, i would honestly kill to own this cover, its all kinds of awesome.

Thomas V 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 11/1/2013

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.

Mark Howland 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 2/2/2017

Yep. I understand. (Your NFS addendum.)

Paul P 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 6/7/2017

Great story, and an even greater cover! I got the chance to meet & hang out with John Romita Jr. at a Super Bowl party this year, and he is an awesome guy. Very humble for being such a legendary artist.

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