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X-men #127 - John Byrne art & cover

X-men v1 #127 marvel comic book cover art by John Byrne
John Byrne
X-Men v1 #127, 1979 - Moira MacTaggart tracks down Proteus (formerly Mutant X) to the city of Edinburgh. Consequently, she's taken hostage just as the X-men close in. John Byrne's opening splash is similar to his cover, only darker and graver. Superbly illustrated, the artist manages to handle a multitude characters (joined by Havok and Polaris) with seemingly little effort. A highlight is Cyclops' attack on his own teammates (pages 7-15), testing their battle readiness. This is number 19 of 35 X-men issues with Byrne art and/or covers.
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over pencils (Terry Austin inks) = ****
"The Quality of Hatred" Byrne story
pencils (Terry Austin inks) 17 pages = ***
 

X-men v1 #127 marvel comic book page art by John Byrne
John Byrne
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