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The Uncanny X-Men Trading Cards: The Complete Series Hardcover


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In 1992, Marvel Entertainment commissioned Jim Lee, the young superstar penciller behind X-Men (1991) no. 1, the bestselling single-issue comic book of all time, to create all of the art for a new set of 105 trading cards—a set that would go on to become one of the most celebrated in Marvel history and the gold standard for non-sports trading-card artwork and design. Lee was the first artist to create all of the original artwork for a Marvel card set; his dynamic character portraits, battle scenes, team shots, and innovative nine-card Danger Room puzzle cards helped fuel both the ’90s boom of comic-book trading cards and the general public’s mania for all things X-Men. Fans of the chart-topping comics could turn to the cards for further insight into their favorite characters, as Marvel writers and editors included bios, stats, and trivia for each hero and villain.

The Uncanny X-Men Trading Cards: The Complete Series collects, for the first time, the front and back of each collectible card in the set—including Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops, Magneto, and Deadpool—along with select scans of Lee’s original and digitally remastered art. It also includes interviews, conducted by writer and set editor Bob Budiansky, with the Marvel staff who helped assemble, design, and create these iconic trading cards. You can pre-order this on Amazon now.

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Oh man! I'm not an X-fan but I do hope this does well so that maybe they will branch into other characters/teams. The trading cards from the 90s were my introduction to comics when a friend showed me a Venom card. I'd be all over something like this for Spidey/Street characters and Avengers.

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I'm very excited by this. I am a huge fan of this card set and still have it in my collection. Jim Lee is by far one of the best X-men artists ( after Byrne and Cockrum of course) and did some great things for the X-Men in the short time he was on the book. 

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