Giant-Size X-Men #1 Tribute to Wein and Cockrum Review

by Carlos R. on September 30, 2020

Giant-Size X-Men #1 Tribute to Wein and Cockrum Cover Graphic
Original Giant-Size X-Men

Story & Edits by: Len Wein
Art by: Dave Cockrum
Lettered by: John Costanza
Colors by: Glynis Wein

Giant-Size X-Men Tribute

Art by (in order of appearance): Alex Ross, Kevin Nowlan, Chris Samnee & Matthew Wilson, Marcus To & Sunny Gho, Siya Oum, Stephen Segovia & Rain Beredo, Marguerite Sauvage, Carmen Carnero & David Curiel, Bernard Chang & Marcelo Maiolo, Aaron Kuder & Jordie Bellaire, Takeshi Miyazawa & Ian Herring, Juann Cabal & Federico Blee, Gurihiru, Mark Brooks, Kris Anka, Phil Noto, Valerio Schiti & Mattia Iacono, Leinil Francis Yu & Sunny Gho, Matteo Lolli & Ruth Redmond, Ema Lupacchino & David Curiel, Carlos Gómez & Carlos Lopez, Iban Coello & Marte Gracia, R.B. Silva & Jesus Aburtov, Ramon Rosanas & Marte Gracia, Joshua Cassara & Tamra Bonvillain, David Baldeon & Jesus Aburtov, Marcelo Ferreira & Roberto Poggi & Rachelle Rosenberg, Javier Garrón & Tamra Bonvillain, Rod Reis, Javier Rodríguez & Álvaro López, Pepe Larraz & Matthew Wilson, Jen Bartel, Mike del Mundo with Marco D’Alfonso, Rahzzah, Marco Checchetto, Mike Hawthorne & Jordie Bellaire
Lettered by: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Publisher: Marvel Comics
First of all, check out that lineup! What an incredible ensemble of creators Marvel has assembled for this tribute issue.

Whether you’re new to the uncanny world of mutants or if you’re a seasoned X-fan you’re bound to find something to love about this issue. The story of this seminal issue hasn’t changed, but each page is inspired by Cockrum’s and Glynis Wein’s original artwork and reimagined by a different team of creators. To close the book are interviews that give insight on the creation of the original issue.

This makes for a great tribute piece and each page is gorgeous. I have yet to decide which is my favorite, but Leinil Francis Yu’s & Sunny Gho’s is a strong contender because I love Cyclops so dang much. Clayton Cowles does a fantastic job of uniting each page and that lends to the flow of the book. This is a great piece to pickup if you can, the artwork is mind-blowing, each page is visually distinct, but never loses momentum. If you find yourself lingering on a page, it’ll be to admire how much work went into this issue.

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