An original double page splash for X-Men #137 (1980) is to cross the block at Heritage Auctions in Dallas on August 29.
The piece was created by John Byrne and Terry Adams and is among the most stunning depictions of the full X-Men team available on the market.
It's valued in excess of $75,000.
Heritage comments: "This is one of the greatest full-team images of the X-Men ever, by the gold standard team of Byrne/Austin - directly from the heart of one of the most acclaimed runs in comic book history!
"Worth noting is that this may be the first time many fans have seen this art in its entirety. Due to the process used to bind the square-bound issue #137, the center of the artwork was obscured."
An original Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim comic strip is another coveted lot, expected to sell for more than $45,000.
The piece dates to 1935 and forms part of the Tournaments of Mongo series. It's a prime example of creator Alex Raymond's much imitated style.
Heritage comments: "This is by far some of the most impressive newspaper comic strip original art we've seen to date here at Heritage, and we've seen a ton of great pieces since beginning our Comics and Comic Art division in 2001."
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