And check out OUR NEWLY LISTED ITEMS. This is an original cover proof for The Uncanny X-Men #161, published by Marvel Comics in September of 1982.This is a full-size printed proof of the cover, which is on smooth coated high-quality photostat paper stock, and measures approximately 12" by 17 1/2" (the same size as original artwork). It does have several bend/crease marks which are not that visible in the scan. There is a bend line that goes through the middle of the piece above the characters' heads, along with shorter bend lines near the edges above and below that, and a horizontal line towards the top left corner edge. Please note that this is NOT a mass-produced print or lithograph. It is a cover proof that is created during the production process for the comic, and used internally by the comic company. It features a classic cover by the legendary Dave Cockrum, which has Professor Charles Xavier side-by-side with the X-Men's greatest villain, Magneto! Cockrum is a true legend, best-known for co-creating the new X-Men team. His 1970's and 1980's XMen work is probably the most sought-after, and prices for originals have gone sky-high. Here is a much-more affordable way to get a production piece from the series. This is a great piece that would look fantastic framed and prominently displayed, and would be a great piece in any collection. Please note that this is an authentic piece from the 1980's, not something made for a later reprint or collection book. We have been told there are reprint production art pieces being listed by other sellers that make them seem to be old and from original printings, even though they are not for example, older production art did not have the words on a separate sheet from the images. Those kinds of things were only done much more recently, using computer technology.
We advise buyers to be careful, as there are disreputable sellers tricking many people into believing they are purchasing items that are older and more valuable than what they actually are. Some sellers simply do not state their items are from reprints, while others make very long listings and put a tiny mention about reprints buried deep in the listing, and/or use a hard-to-read font color (like yellow) to prevent buyers from seeing this information.
Unfortunately, everything else in the listing the title, pictures of the cover of the comic from the 1st printing, etc. This item is a genuine proof from the'80's, not something made for a reprint. Check out our other auctions for more great items. Check it out, you'll be glad you did! The item "UNCANNY X-MEN #161 ORIGINAL COVER PROOF PRODUCTION ART DAVE COCKRUM MAGNETO PROF" is in sale since Monday, March 31, 2014.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comics\Original Comic Art\Other Original Comic Art". The seller is "satchj3" and is located in Brooklyn, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.