Marvel Recycles 40-Year-Old Dave Cockrum Art for Uncanny X-Men #1 Variant

Continuing their tradition of exploiting celebrating nostalgia to boost comics sales, Marvel has revealed the Dave Cockrum Hidden Gem variant cover for Uncanny X-Men #1, using what appears to be a 1980 house ad by the legendary artist.

Marvel Recycles 40-Year-Old Dave Cockrum Art for Uncanny X-Men #1 Variant

Whether modern coloring techniques are an improvement over the original, we'll leave to you to decide.

Marvel Recycles 40-Year-Old Dave Cockrum Art for Uncanny X-Men #1 Variant

But either way, it's still better than using a Jim Lee trading card.

A press release provides further details but doesn't explain where Banshee came from.

This November, UNCANNY X-MEN returns with a new ongoing series, bringing together nearly every mutant left on earth in a story that threatens to destroy them. It's an epic tale of mystery and tragic disappearance, with an adventure so earth-shattering, it could very well be the X-Men's FINAL mission!

In celebration of the much-anticipated launch of UNCANNY X-MEN #1, Marvel is excited to reveal a new Hidden Gem variant cover from legendary artist Dave Cockrum!

Don't miss UNCANNY X-MEN #1, coming this November to local comic shops – X-MEN DISASSEMBLED will have fans talking for years to come!

Uncanny X-Men relaunches in November.

UNCANNY X-MEN #1 (SEP180791)
Written by KELLY THOMPSON, ED BRISSON and MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Art by MAHMUD ASRAR, MARK BAGLEY and MIRKO COLAK
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
UNCANNY X-MEN COCKRUM VAR (SEP180797)
On Sale 11/14/18

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