New Music Monday: Starcrossed Losers

The Regrettes are an American punk rock band from Los Angeles. The band is led by frontwoman Lydia Night. They released their debut studio album, Feel Your Feelings Fool! on Warner Bros. Records in January 2017.

Prior to the formation of the band, lead vocalist Lydia Night met guitarist, Genessa Gariano, and bassist, Sage Chavis, and drummer Maxx Morando in music school. At the time, Night was in the two-piece band Pretty Little Demons (who changed their name to The Regrettes in the last few months of life) with drummer Marlhy Murphy. In 2015, Murphy departed from the band after the band released their EP "Hey!" on 16 October 2015, leading to Night asking Gariano, Chavis, and Morando to join. In 2016, the band toured with both Tacocat and Sleigh Bells, opened for Kate Nash, and performed at South by Southwest.

In 2015, the band's independent release led to a record deal with Warner Bros. Records. Their first album was produced by Mike Elizondo and their first single, "A Living Human Girl", was released in June 2016.

Other singles followed including "Hey Now", "Hot", and "Seashore." On January 13, 2017, the band released its debut studio album, Feel Your Feelings Fool!. In May 2017, the band announced a summer headlining tour which includes stops at Summerfest and Riot Fest.

On February 9, 2018, the band released a new song titled "Come Through," which will be on their EP Attention Seeker, which was released on February 23, 2018. It was accompanied by a music video.

The Fratellis - Starcrossed Losers

Fickle Friends - Wake Me Up

Kero Kero Bonito - The One True Path

Teenage Wrist - "Swallow" (Studio Edit)

Han, I can’t make exceptions. What if everyone who smuggled for me dropped their cargo at the first sign of an Imperial starship?

Is THIS iconic Star Wars character making a shock RETURN? ‘It’s a huge secret’

Possible Spoiler Alert!

STAR WARS’ iconic villain Jabba The Hutt is allegedly making a return in the upcoming Solo movie.

From The Sunday Express

The Han Solo prequel will reportedly introduce fans to Jabba and reveal why the beast has such a problem with Han in the original trilogy.

According to a new report, the appearance was being kept a closely guarded secret by bosses.

“It’s a huge secret but Jabba is returning to the Star Wars universe,” a source told The Sun.

"Fans will learn why Han ended up owing him so much money.”

They added: "Yoda was brought back for The Last Jedi and now Disney wants to bring back another legacy character.

“Jabba is so synonymous with the franchise.”

Jabba was famously strangled to death by Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia in Return of the Jedi, one of the most iconic movie moments of all time.

Solo is due out in May and stars Alden Ehrenreich as the character made famous by Harrison Ford.

He is joined by Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton and Woody Harrelson among others.

Ron Howard took the reigns as director following the controversial dismissals of Phil Lord and Chris Miller mid-way through production.

- Source

Geek-O-Rama On The Planet of the Apes

"I can't help thinking that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man. Has to be." - George Taylor

In 1966 Franklin J. Schaffner had purchased the rights to what he thought would make excellent movie. Pierre Boulle's novel "La Planete des singes." He peddled the idea to almost every studio in Hollywood, but nobody wanted anything to do with his "Monkey Planet." Studio executives thought the idea of talking apes would be laughed at. A ray of light came when he presented his idea to both Arthur P. Jacobs and Charlton Heston. Both signed on to produce and star in his movie. Now he had what he needed a huge star and some credibility. This got him in the door with Fox and got him his chance. Once again there were hesitations. What if the apes looked too fake? Could it be believable? A test scene was shot to test early ideas for the ape makeup. The test would feature Heston, Edward G. Robinson as Dr. Zaius, and Linda Harrison as Zira. It worked. The makeup test proved it could be done without looking cheesy. The movie was a go.

The next major hurdle would lie in the story itself. The Boulle novel featured the apes as a highly advanced civilization with modern vehicles and cities. The early Rod Serling scripts followed these themes. However the budget that Fox had assigned was not sufficient enough to handle both huge effects and a huge makeup tab. The makeup was crucial to the success of the production. The apes had to be more primitive. Michael Wilson was brought on board and together with Serling the two hammered out the finished screenplay with the apes having a more technologically challenged society. With this and John Chambers makeup ready the production began. The film with all it's technological difficulties was completed on time and on budget.

The film would center around George Taylor (Heston) an astronaut who had given up on mankind and traveled the stars to find out just what else the universe had to offer. He and his crew of three, one woman and two other men, traveled to the deepest reaches of space in suspended animation. Something would go terribly wrong with their spacecraft and it would crash-land off course on some unknown world. The three men would survive. The woman died in her sleep a year or so prior to the crash. The three survivors would march across a hostile desert before reaching a plush oasis with food and running water. A relaxing dip in the pond would lead to the group loosing their clothes and their first meeting with a group of primitive humans. Was this the best this planet had to offer?

A moments peace would be short lived. The humans would seem to be the hunted on this new world. As scared tribesmen would run in every direction the astronauts would get their first look at the dominant species. Apes! A desperate chase would ensue. One astronaut would be killed. Another netted. Taylor would end up shot in the throat and knocked out.

He would awaken days later in a cage in some sort of animal hospital. He would be under the care of a kind chimpanzee doctor named Zira (Kim Hunter). Zira had a kind heart toward the humans she worked with. She believed humans could be civilized. A notion laughed at by her fellow doctors. She saw something in Taylor.

Taylor would try to communicate with Zira, but his throat injury would prevent him from speaking. This would have gotten him attention because no other humans could speak. Taylor would be presented with a young woman, Nova (Linda Harrison), for a mate. He would connect with her although she was a primitive. Zira would end up naming Taylor "Bright Eyes" because of his advanced skills and blue eyes. She would show him off to both her fiance Cornelius and her supervisor Dr. Zaius. Both would scoff at her notion that he was different than other humans. Yet Dr. Zaius would recognize the dangers in a advanced human. He would soon plot Taylor's demise. Soon Taylor would steal Zira's notepad and write his name. She then understood that he could communicate and that he would be in danger.

Taylor would manage to escape. He would be chased throughout the Ape city and eventually be captured. That is when he would seal his fate a utter his first words. "Get your paws off me, you damned dirty ape!" A human had spoken. The apes were terrified. Taylor would be tried as a heretic. His fate would be experimental brain surgery to find out what makes him tick. Dr. Zaius would see to it personally. He knew more than he would let on.

Zira and Cornelius would free both Taylor and Nova. Their only hope would be to reach Cornelius's dig deep in what the apes call "The Forbidden Zone". A vast area of land that nothing lived in. The desert Taylor and his group had traveled across days earlier. Once there Cornelius would show Taylor the artifacts he had found proving an advanced civilization that preexisted before the apes. Zaius and his gorilla army would soon find them. Taylor would manage to take Zaius hostage. At gunpoint he would reveal the truth. Man was indeed there first and that he had destroyed his society. Taylor would agree to let Zaius free for his safe passage into the forbidden zone. Zaius would agree. Both out of fear of man and with the hope that he would die in the desert. He would bid farewell to his new ape friends and venture forth with Nova. Zaius would destroy all the evidence of the human society.

This would lead to one of the greatest scenes in movie history. The half buried Statue of Liberty on the beach to end the film. Taylor would then recite one of the most memorable lines in cinema history once he realized that he was on Earth and that mankind had destroyed itself in some nuclear nightmare.

Stop the Planet of the Apes. I Want to Get Off!

It's the part I was born to play, baby!

"I felt very intuitive that my particular personality and nature were like Nova"

During the late '60s and early '70s, Linda Harrison bade fair to be one of the screen's reigning beauty queens; as one of the three young starlets in the series Bracken's World and as the mute woman Nova in the first two Planet of the Apes movies, Harrison was a very attractive and visible young actress. Indeed, had she come along a few years later, when the ancillary market for television- and movie-related posters was more developed, she might have been a rival to the likes of Farrah Fawcett-Majors or Jaclyn Smith. Harrison was born in Berlin, MD, and took an early interest in dance and acrobatics. She won a series of local beauty contests which led to a short stint as a photo model in New York. While in California for a beauty competition, she was spotted by an agent who arranged a screen test for her at 20th Century Fox. She was signed up and immediately put into a small role in the pilot episode of a series called Men Against Evil, which evolved into the police show Felony Squad, with Howard Duff and her future Bracken's World co-star Dennis Cole. She also turned up as a cheerleader in an episode of Batman and as Wonder Woman in a failed TV pilot. It was in the Jerry Lewis comedy Way...Way Out that Harrison made her big-screen debut and she followed this with an appearance in the low-budget comedy The Fat Spy, then turned up in a somewhat more prestigious vehicle, A Guide for the Married Man.

It was around that time that she first met Richard Zanuck, a production executive (and the son of legendary mogul Darryl F. Zanuck), who offered her the role of Nova in the film Planet of the Apes. That movie took a long time to get off the ground and before she ever appeared as Nova, Harrison served as a stand-in in the role of Dr. Zira (the part ultimately played by Kim Hunter) in the screen tests and extensive make-up tests through which the project evolved, even participating in a test for Edward G. Robinson in the role of Dr. Zaius (Robinson was forced to withdraw from the project because of a heart condition that prevented him from working under the heavy make-up and in the high altitude location where much of the film was to be made). Although the character of Nova was mute, Harrison made a serious impression on audiences with her long dark hair and big brown eyes, which did most of her acting for her in the absence of any spoken dialogue for her character. The film was a huge hit, earning huge grosses across more than one year of release around the world and eventually yielded a sequel.

In the interim, Harrison was cast as Paulette, the young aspiring actress in the Fox-produced network series Bracken's World. It was here that she not only reminded television audiences, weekly, of her stunning appearance but proved that she could act, playing a character who was juggling romantic entanglements, studio pressures, and the nagging of her mother (Jeanne Cooper) over her career. In 1970, during the run of Bracken's World, Harrison reprised her role as Nova in Beneath the Planet of the Apes, where her character was, if anything, featured even more prominently -- indeed, it is the death of Nova that leads the Charlton Heston character to the grim notion that the whole world-turned-upside-down should be destroyed.

Harrison disappeared from movies for a time, after Beneath the Planet of the Apes and the cancellation of her television series, when she married Richard Zanuck. During the mid-'70s, however, she tried to re-emerge in her profession, which engendered some frustrating moments; she had, and then lost, the role of Roy Scheider's wife in Jaws, when Universal Pictures insisted that it go to Lorraine Gary, the wife of studio chief Sidney Sheinberg. As a consolation prize, she played a part in Airport 1975, working under the pseudonym of Augusta Summerland.

She later divorced Zanuck and left the business altogether for a time, to work on raising her family and pursuing her personal spiritual goals. The two remained sufficiently close to each other, however, so that when Harrison resumed studying acting in the 1980s, Zanuck offered her a role in his production of Cocoon, which she reprised in the sequel. She appeared in the movie Wild Bill and participated onscreen in the documentary Behind the Planet of the Apes.

Planet of the Apes Trivia:

Roddy McDowall, an experienced actor, recommended to his companions in makeup that they should frequently add tics, blinks and assorted facial gestures to add a sense of realism and keep the makeup from appearing "mask-like". McDowall reportedly became a merry prankster with the makeup, driving home with his make-up on, and shocking some of the other drivers on the freeway.

McDowall also appeared on an episode of The Carol Burnett Show wearing his Planet of the Apes make-up. The look of fright on Carol Burnett's face was reputed to be genuine.

During breaks in filming, actors made up as different ape species tended to hang out together, gorillas with gorillas, orangutans with orangutans, chimps with chimps. It wasn't required, it just naturally happened.

All the Ape actors and extras were required to wear their masks even during breaks and in between shots because it took so much time to make them up. Because of this, meals were liquefied and drunk through straws.

Charlton Heston was sick during much of the film with the flu. Rather than wait for him to get better, the producers felt that his hoarse voice added something to the character of Taylor. According to Heston's diary, after filming the scene where Taylor and Nova are forcibly separated, he wrote that he was feeling like hell while shooting because of his illness, and felt even worse "every time that damn fire hose hit me".

Turning down the part of Zira was one of Ingrid Bergman's greatest regrets. Much surprised at how well the finished film turned out, she later confided to her daughter Isabella Rossellini that in hindsight the film would have been an ideal opportunity for her to "disregard her regal bearing". She also regretted missing the opportunity of working with Charlton Heston.

Actress Kim Hunter (Zira) was a political activist, she signed several civil rights petitions and was a sponsor of a 1949 World Peace Conference in New York - which triggered her label of being a Communist sympathizer, for which she was blacklisted in films and TV even though she never even held pro-Communist views. Her testimony to the New York Supreme Court in 1962 against the publishers of "Red Channels" helped pave the way for clearance of many performers unjustly accused of Communist connections.

​The first director to spot the potential in Pierre Boulle's novel was Blake Edwards. He brought on board leading sci-fi writer Rod Serling who produced nearly 40 drafts of the screenplay. While Serling was able to get to grips with the structure, he gave full credit to Michael G. Wilson for the final screenplay.

The final scene with Taylor coming across the Statue of Liberty was suggested by Rod Serling. According to rumor, Pierre Boulle was greatly upset by this ending, but later warmed to it, preferring this new ending over the very different ending he had written. The skeletal remains of the torch appear as "set decoration" in the final episode of Lost in Space: Junkyard of Space.

John Chambers' outstanding makeup technique pioneered in the film was based upon one technique he had used during World War II to give disfigured veterans a normal appearance. Chambers spent many hours watching the apes at Los Angeles Zoo, studying their facial expressions. Several other productions were delayed due to the fact that many of Hollywood's top make up artists were working on this film. Leftover makeup supplies were later used on actor Michael Conrad, playing an ape-like alien in Lost in Space: Fugitives in Space. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gave Chambers a special award for makeup (which was not an Oscar category until 1981) for this achievement, in the second time that a make-up artist received an Academy Award. [William Tuttle was the first, with 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)]. Chambers' award was presented by Walter Matthau and a chimpanzee in a tuxedo.

Although it is widely believed that the budget for the ape make-up was at a million dollars, Assoc Producer Mort Abrahams later revealed via interview that the make-up was "more like half a million...but a million dollars (quote) made better publicity". Abrahams was certainly qualified to know, since his function was more as the active Line Producer through Planet of the Apes and Beneath the Planet of the Apes.


"Beware the beast man, for he is the Devil's pawn. Alone among God's primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother's land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him, for he is the harbinger of death." - The Sacred Scrolls

Planet of the Apes (1968)
Directed By: Franklin J. Schaffner
Written By: Michael Wilson and Rod Serling
From the Novel: "La Planete des singes" by Pierre Boulle

Charlton Heston as George Taylor
Roddy McDowall as Cornelius
Kim Hunter as Zira
Maurice Evans as Dr.Zaius
James Whitmore as President of the Assembly
James Daly as Dr. Honorious
Linda Harrison as Nova
Robert Gunner as Landon
Lou Wagner as Lucious
Woodrow Parfey as Dr. Maximus
Jeff Burton as Dodge
Buck Kartalian as Julius
Norman Burton as Leader of the hunt
Wright King as Dr. Galen
Paul Lambert as Minister
Diane Stanley as Stewart

AKA: Monkey Planet (1968)
Runtime: 112 Minutes
Color: DeLuxe
Sound: 4-Track Stereo
Released: February 8, 1968
Budget: $5,800,000
Gross: $32,600,000

25% Off Easter Sale Underway At View Obscura Comics

(March 16th 2018, Victorville, CA) View Obscura Comics and Toys, the number one rated retailer for comic books, toys and memorabilia on Etsy, is proud to announce our annual Easter. This sale applies to every single item in our catalog so hurry before the items you love are gone!

We have been busy of late adding issues from the Silver and Bronze Age including The Avengers, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, and The Justice League. - All 25% Off!

Now is the time to fill holes in your comic book collection! View Obscura has hundreds of back issues to choose from ranging all the way back to the 1940s. If you are looking for any book, and can't find it in our store, don't be afraid to drop us a line. We have tons of back stock!

Looking For some real steals? We are all penny-pinchers at heart and we have comics for just that, mere pennies. Check out our $1 comic bin for comics that may be less-than-perfect, but still full of exciting stories to thrill the imagination!

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Shout! Factory To Acquire Roger Corman Film Library

From The Hollywood Reporter

Indie film godfather Roger Corman has sold his New Horizons Pictures library to Shout! Factory and China-based Ace Film HK Company.

Terms of the deal were not available, but around 270 films and an action sci-fi TV series, including Rock‘N’Roll High School, Battle Beyond the Stars and Piranha, Galaxy of Terror, were purchased from Corman and Julie Corman, the veteran film director and producer's wife and long-time business partner.

"During the past decade our personal and professional relationships with Shout! Factory's Bob Emmer, Richard and Garson Foos, and Ace Film's Henry Luk and Adam Yuchen Ren have shown us that their independent, entrepreneurial spirit, respect for our work and creative methods of distribution and production make them especially well-suited to carry on with the New Horizons film library." Roger and Julie Corman said in a joint statement on Thursday.

The announcement was made by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and Henry Luk and Adam Yuchen Ren, CEO and COO of Ace Film HK Company. The acquisition deal hands Shout! Factory all rights to the New Horizons library in North America, Europe, Australia, and Russia.

ACE gets all rights for China, Asia, Africa, and South America. Corman properties in the deal included Bloodfist, Black Scorpion, Eat My Dust!, Humanoids from the Deep, Slumber Party Massacre and Forbidden World.

The New Horizons Picture library acquisition follows Shout! Factory’s home entertainment and digital distribution exploitation of Corman’s Cult Classics-branded films since 2010. "We’ve loved working with them over the last eight years and are thrilled to now be the custodians of these beloved films, making sure that film buffs and fans everywhere discover them like we did,” Shout! Factory’s founders added in their own joint statement.

Corman, now 91 years old, has been credited with discovering talent through the years such as Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard and James Cameron. Over his career, he has produced and directed over 500 films.

Corman also founded New World Pictures in the 1970s, which grew to become the largest independent motion picture distribution company in the country. Shout! Factory and Ace Film plan to tap the 270 film and TV titles in the New Horizons library for new content development, remakes, merchandise licensing programs, digital media content and syndication across streaming, TV, digital and VOD platforms.

The deal was negotiated by Emmer and Bruce David Eisen of Media Advisory Services for Shout! Factory, Henry Luk for ACE, and Alan Schwartz and Robert Sherman of Greenberg Traurig, LLP on behalf of Roger and Julie Corman.

Red Sonja Pirate For Hire


Red's return to the life of a pirate-for-hire puts her square in the middle of a High Seas gang war, which spells trouble for someone, but maybe not who you would expect!

Iron Man Done Gundam Style

From Marvel Comics

On June 20, Tony Stark returns—but he’ll look a little different this time.

In TONY STARK: IRON MAN, writer Dan Slott teams up with artist Valerio Schiti to tell a different kind of super hero story. Forged by the future, the cutting-edge hero is always changing, always evolving. So, naturally, the most famous inventor in the Marvel Universe will have a lineup of armors to help him protect the innocent—and achieve his high-flying goals.

Check out this gallery of Schiti’s concept art for a taste of what to expect from the upcoming series…

On June 20, read TONY STARK: IRON MAN #1 by Dan Slott and Valerio Schiti! And stay up-to-date with all the exciting announcements coming from Marvel Comics

Power Rangers: Behold The Ranger Slayer!

From BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands announced today new chapters of  POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID, available at comic shops in June 2018. As the battle rages across time and space, the Mighty Morphin team must form new teams to battle Lord Drakkon – a twisted, alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver, the Green Mighty Morphin Power Ranger – while the Ranger Slayer, a mysterious new Power Ranger, debuts a new Zord!

In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #28, from writer Kyle Higgins and artist Daniele di Nicuolo, The Mighty Morphin team splits into two strike forces—one with RPM and one with Time Force—to battle Drakkon across worlds…even as all hope seems lost! This issue features a main cover by Jamal Campbell (Green Arrow), with variant covers by Jordan Gibson (America) and Carlos Villa (Lockjaw).

Then, in Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #10, from writer Ryan Parrott and artist Dan Mora, the Ranger Slayer, in service of Lord Drakkon, has arrived, threatening the future of the Power Rangers by destroying their pasts. But who is this mysterious new Power Ranger? This issue features a main cover by Dan Mora, with variant covers by Miguel Mercado (Over The Garden Wall), Audrey Mok (Archie) and Natacha Bustos (Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur).

“Now that we’ve assembled so many iconic Power Rangers in one place, we’re putting them together in all-new teams to bring a whole new dimension to the fight against Lord Drakkon,” said Dafna Pleban, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “And with the Ranger Slayer debuting a new Zord in their conflict with the Mighty Morphin team, this is the biggest month of POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID yet!”

Print copies of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #28 and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #10 will be available for sale in June 2018 at local comic book shops (use to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating 25 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest running kids’ live-action series in television history with nearly 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the franchise celebrates its milestone anniversary year with the 25th season, “Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel” currently airing on Saturdays at 12 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S.

For continuing news on POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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Godzilla:King of Monsters - Mothra May Steal The Show

It looks like someone has allegedly seen an unfinished print of Godzilla: King of Monsters and thinks that it is shaping up to be an amazing film.

This review was posted on Reddit:

"And it was really nice. It's really atmospheric, but I liked that even though I feel the movie is going to be long (not like the first, but still long) that it was going fast. There are many plot lines they started in the first 20 minutes. I can't say much, because of embargo, but can say that I'm really satisfied with the route they went. Acting and cinematography are really nice and even though the effects were not finished and some not even half-finished it looked really great. We are introduced to a family and the acting by every single one of them especially Vera Farmiga was great. It feels like continuation to the first and there are a lot of new characters introduced in the first 20 minutes. I think there was a cut in these 40 minutes like 15 minutes before it finished where I felt was the middle of the movie. O'Shea Jackson was good and I think you are going to like how much of the other creatures you are going to see in this movie :)(especially Godzilla). For what I saw I'm very pleased and can honestly say it will probably be the most original from this universe and loved every single casting."

According to the reviewer Mothra was really impressive:

"The effects for her weren't finished, but the design was something that I really enjoyed... If you remember this Enchantress thing in SS with this blackness that boils from here there is a similliar thing to Mothra here, but with something like yellow pollem. I don't if it will be in the movie, because as I said, the effects are not in their final form. I honestly don't know how she looked in the old movies, but just have heard of her and she looks like a huge,beautiful bug although she has that gritty look of the monsters like Godzilla and Kong. The hair on the wings looked really f-cking good, this was the thing that I really remember as a standout about the design and the colours too."

All this should be taken with a grain of salt of course, but if this any indication of what we can expect from the new film giant monster fans should be in for a treat.

John Byrne’s Iconic X-Men Run To Receive Artifact Edition Treatment

From IDW Comics

One of the most requested Artist’s Edition-style books is finally on its way – John Byrne’s X-Men Artifact Edition. John Byrne, thought by many to be the quintessential X-Men artist, began his legendary run on the title with issue #108 in 1977. Already a major hit in the Marvel Universe, Byrne, along with his co-creators Chris Claremont and Terry Austin, brought the X-Men to the highest levels of popularity. To this day their run on the X-Men is one of the most fondly remembered series’ ever published by Marvel Comics.

“Even after all these years, it’s the X-Men work I did with Chris and Terry that still resonates the most with fans.” said Byrne, “Hopefully when you all see the pages in this format you’ll still feel the same way!”Now IDW Publishing is proud to present John Byrne’s X-Men Artifact Edition, a gorgeous 12” x 17” Artist’s Edition style book featuring more than 100 pages of Byrne’s X-Men work, each and every one scanned from the rare and valuable original art. The only way you could have a better look at these originals would be if you were sitting next to Byrne as he was drawing them!“It doesn’t get much bigger and better than John Byrne’s X-Men.” said award-winning Artist’s Edition Editor Scott Dunbier, “This truly will be an event, one absolutely not to be missed!”

IDW’s Artist’s Editions have been praised for their beauty and meticulous attention to detail, they have won five prestigious Eisner Awards to date. John Byrne’s X-Men Artifact Edition will arrive in July.

See: Uncanny X-Men #143 (1963 1st Series) March 1981 Marvel Comics Grade VF/NM