Marvel is ramping up the X-Men facsimile editions this July.
X-Men #1 Facsimile Edition introduces the mighty mutants that would become a powerhouse franchise for the Marvel Universe. Written by Stan Lee and drawn by Jack Kirby, with cover by Kirby, this premiere issue introduces the Children of the Atom, the Uncanny X-Men. The book re-presents the story that launched a pop-culture phenomenon, in its original form, with all ads included. The 32-page issue has an MSRP of $3.99. Release is July 10.
Giant-Size X-Men #1 Facsimile Edition
reprints the classic issue from 1975 written by Len Wein and drawn by Dave Cockrum, featuring a cover by Gil Kane. The original X-Men team goes missing in the South Pacific, and only Cyclops and Professor X remain to lead a new team of recruits (Colossus, Storm, Nightcrawler, Banshee, Thunderbird, Sunfire and Wolverine) to the rescue. The 64-page issue has an MSRP of $4.99. Release is July 17.
New Mutants #98 Facsimile Edition
reprints the poignant issue written by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza, with art by Liefeld, that introduces Deadpool and Domino. Cable continues in his quest to reinvent the New Mutants as his own paramilitary squad, but he’s suddenly under attack, by the merc with a mouth. The 32-page issue has an MSRP of $3.99. Release is July 3.
X-Men #137 Facsimile Edition
is written by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, with art and cover by Byrne. The climax of the Dark Phoenix Saga, Jean Grey is forced to stand trial on an alien moon for the Phoenix’s cosmic crimes. The X-Men battle the Shi’ar Imperial Guard to decide Jean’s fate. Can she keep her dark side under control? Relive this epic moment in Marvel history in its original form. The 48-page issue has an MSRP of $4.99. Release is July 24.
July will also see the release of a Marvel Graphic Comic Box: X-Men, bundled in packs of 5. The box will be illustrated on all sides from some of Marvel’s best artists. The inside of the box measures 15-1/2” x 7-5/8” x 10-7/8”. MSRP is $10.00 each. The bundles release on July 10.