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The Uncanny X-Men Trading Cards: The Complete Series

The Uncanny X-Men Trading Cards: The Complete Series

Hardcover

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Publisher Price: $24.99

ISBN10: 1419757245
ISBN13: 9781419757242
Publisher: Abrams Comicarts
Published: Aug 9 2022
Pages: 272
Weight: 1.30
Height: 0.80 Width: 5.70 Depth: 7.20
Language: English
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of artist Jim Lee's legendary X-Men trading-card art with this annotated, digest-size collection of the complete 1992 set! Includes 4 bonus cards!

In 1992, Marvel Entertainment commissioned Jim Lee, the young superstar penciller behind X-Men (1991) #1, the bestselling single-issue comic book of the modern era, to create all of the art for a new set of 105 trading cards--a set that would go on to become one of the most celebrated in Marvel history and the gold standard for non-sports trading-card artwork and design. Lee was the first artist to create all of the original artwork for a Marvel card set; his dynamic character portraits, battle scenes, team shots, and innovative nine-card Danger Room puzzle cards helped fuel both the '90s boom of comic-book trading cards and the general public's mania for all things X-Men. Fans of the chart-topping comics could turn to the cards for further insight into their favorite characters, as Marvel writers and editors included bios, stats, and trivia for each hero and villain.

The Uncanny X-Men Trading Cards: The Complete Series collects, for the first time, the front and back of each collectible card in the set--including Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops, Magneto, and Deadpool--along with select scans of Lee's original and digitally remastered art. It also includes an introduction by and original interviews conducted by writer and set editor Bob Budiansky, with the Marvel staff who helped assemble, design, and create these iconic trading cards.

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