Late post but I guess better late than never. I was tagged by the geek homie @marauder760 for #FavoriteXmenComics so I just went with my slabbed copies, which I do love. Here they are: (1) X-Men 1 signed Stan Lee; (2) & (3) X-Men 58 & 59 signed Roy Thomas, Neal Adams & Tom Palmer; (4) X-Men 100 signed Chris Claremont & Marv Wolfman; (5) X-Men 129 signed Chris Claremont; (6) X-Men 137 signed John Byrne (on first page); (7) New Mutants 87 signed Louise Simonson, Rob Liefeld & Bob Wiaceck; (8) X-Men 266 signed Chris Claremont, Jim Lee, Andy Kubert & Joe Rubenstein; (9) X-Men 1 Vol. 2 signed Chris Claremont & Jim Lee! What do y'all think? I still have a long way to go lol, hopefully I'll get a really nice copy of X-Men 49 & 50 for Jim Steranko to sign someday. Fingers crossed on that one 🙏🏽#comicbookgoals
Super early Michael Golden art from "Micronauts" 1, Marvel 1978.
I wonder how much of of this shadow work was in the pencils or if it was added by inker Joe Rubinstein.
It's also crazy how much Kelly Jones' artwork would end up looking like this. Jones would later take over art on the series from Golden.
"Dog soldier to command point 1: The elitists and now entering the destruction zone." "Annihilation: Imminent!" From "Micronauts" 1, 1978. The Bill Mantlo script/ Michael Golden pencils/Joe Rubinstein inks.
Marvel used to do a ton of backstory development for toy licenses back in the day. Micronauts, Rom, Transformers, they basically created GI Joe's entire backstory. Pretty crazy.