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Marvel Celebrates The 45th Anniversary Of A Groundbreaking Comic With A Special Tribute

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In 1975, writer Len Wein and artist Dave Cockrum changed the comics landscape forever with Giant-Size X-Men #1. This special issue marked a new genesis for the team, introduced iconic Marvel characters like Storm and Nightcrawler, and set the X-Men on the path to becoming the cultural powerhouses they are today. Now, 45 years later, Marvel Comics is honoring this landmark issue in an extraordinary way with the help of 37 of the industry’s top artists. Each pulse-pounding page of this unforgettable issue will be re-envisioned by artists such as Alex Ross, Carmen Carnero, and Mark Brooks. This diverse group of talent have joined together to pay homage to this comic book masterpiece by redrawing Cockrum’s original art in their own unique styles.

“The artists were so excited to work on it because the art in this book inspired them all,” recounts Editor Jordan D. White. “Everybody involved loves this comic book and is doing amazing work. You’ve gotta check it out.”

“As a kid the X-Men was my very first comic and Len Wein and Dave Cockrum were instrumental in influencing me to become a comic book illustrator,” says artist Mark Brooks. “Being able to contribute to the recreation of a book that means so much to me is an honor and a privilege. This assignment along with the accompanying pressure to do Len and Dave justice is one I'm thrilled to take on as a thank you for showing a nerdy kid that it's okay to be different and pave your own path."

“The presence Wein and Cockrum have on comics is too immense to weigh,” says artist Mike Hawthorne. “I can honestly say their X-Men were my first love and it's a privilege to pay homage to these two giants and their contribution to our culture. I drew my page with my heart in hand, sirs. I hope it's enough. Thank you.”

GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: TRIBUTE TO WEIN & COCKRUM #1 goes on sale May 27th but you can get your first look at this milestone issue in this special announcement trailer featuring Editor Jordan D. White and Assistant Editor Annalise Bissa!
 



GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: TRIBUTE TO WEIN & COCKRUM #1

Written by LEN WEIN

Art by ALEX ROSS, KEVIN NOWLAN, CHRIS SAMNEE, MARCUS TO, SIYA OUM, STEPHEN SEGOVIA, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE, CARMEN CARNERO, BERNARD CHANG, AARON KUDER,

TAKESHI MIYAZAWA, JUANN CABAL, GURIHIRU, MARK BROOKS, KRIS ANKA, PHIL NOTO, VALERIO SCHITI, LEINIL FRANCIS YU, MATTEO LOLLI, EMA LUPACCHINO, CARLOS GÓMEZ, IBAN COELLO, R.B. SILVA, RAMON ROSANAS, JOSHUA CASSARA, DAVID BALDEÓN, MARCELO FERREIRA, JAVIER GARRÓN, ROD REIS, JAVIER RODRÍGUEZ, MARCO CHECCHETTO, JEN BARTEL, MIKE DEL MUNDO, RAHZZAH, PEPE LARRAZ & MIKE HAWTHORNE

Cover by ADI GRANOV

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Get a classic and turn it into a pointless art-jam issue. I'm stick with the original

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Eh, it's a fun idea for an anniversary celebration. I probably don't need it, but I don't mind the concept.

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8 hours ago, leokearon said:

Get a classic and turn it into a pointless art-jam issue. I'm stick with the original

Dave Cockrum was one of the masters of comic book art- regardless of whether he was at Marvel or DC. I've seen very few artists today that are in his league. Frankly, when they showed the montage of his work, overlaid/redone by current artists.....he's just light years better.

I miss the line up Marvel had. Cockrum, Buscema, Romita, Buckler, Ditko, Adams, Gil Kane, Colan, Steranko, Starlin, Bryne, Perez....

Probably wont pick this up as I have the original run, but I'm glad that there's a tribute to the Len Wein/Dave Cockrum masterpiece, glad that its being recognized for the gem that it is.

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5 hours ago, Bluecomet said:

Saw this first in youtube, I assumed it was a toy remake of the cover....interesting

Like the X-men #1 toy cover Hasbro did last year. Maybe they will do one later to hype the FA Storm

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15 minutes ago, Atlantis said:

Dave Cockrum was one of the masters of comic book art- regardless of whether he was at Marvel or DC. I've seen very few artists today that are in his league. Frankly, when they showed the montage of his work, overlaid/redone by current artists.....he's just light years better.

I miss the line up Marvel had. Cockrum, Buscema, Romita, Buckler, Ditko, Adams, Gil Kane, Colan, Steranko, Starlin, Bryne, Perez....

Probably wont pick this up as I have the original run, but I'm glad that there's a tribute to the Len Wein/Dave Cockrum masterpiece, glad that its being recognized for the gem that it is.

I don't see why they didn't just to a Facsimile Version

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