INSIDE LOOK: Marvel’s GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1 Tribute to LEN WEIN and DAVE COCKRUM

Dig this EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK…

Marvel’s got one helluva comic due Sept. 30 — Giant-Size X-Men #1 Tribute to Wein & Cockrum, a note-for-note remake of the 1975 landmark issue with a different artist recapturing each page in their own style.

We’re talking folks like Alex Ross, Kevin Nowlan, Chris Samnee, Phil Noto, Ema Lupacchino, Jen Bartel, Mark Brooks and many more, paying homage to Len Wein and Dave Cockrum’s book, which launched the X-Men into the stratosphere.

Dig this EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK at the first lettered pages, along with the four available covers and the complete list of artists:

Main cover by Adi Granov (aping Gil Kane and Dave Cockrum, natch)

Dave Cockrum variant. (Colors by Jason Keith.)

Tradd Moore variant

Ed McGuinness variant. (Colors by Morry Hollowell.)

Ross

Nowlan

Marvel has already put out two unlettered pages, so here they are in case you missed them:

Carlos Gomez and Carlos Lopez

Rod Reis

Naturally, you want to see how they compare to the original.

Well, here you go:

MORE

— INSIDE LOOK: Dave Cockrum’s X-MEN Artifact Edition. Click here.

— ROY THOMAS Details DAVE COCKRUM’s Role in Revamping the X-MEN. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. It’s really nice of Marvel to pay tribute to Len Wein and Dave Cockrum with this remake.

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  2. All the variant covers ( except two ) are pretty amazing. Not sure about redrawing the original classic pages though – they’re not doing anything for me, personally.

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    • Yeah I’m with you. Like the fact that they are “reprinting” this, but would rather have a true reprint. As good as those artists are, it’s all really a pale comparisson.

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      • Marvel published a true reprint of Giant-Size X-Men #1 last year in the form of a Facsimile Edition, which reprinted the entire magazine (including the ads).

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  3. I know they don’t make mainstream comics for my generation anymore but it is more than a little sad that only three names on that list of artists are recognizable to me at all.

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