IDW To Release John Byrne’s X-Men As An Artifact Edition This July

by Oliver MacNamee

Comic book readers who have any love for the X-Men will forever hold a place in their heart for the classic Chris Claremont/John Byrne run on the Uncanny X-Men that kicked off with issue #108 way, way back in 1977. And now, thanks to IDW, they’re bringing some of those classic comics to their oversized Artifact Edition this July. With the added sheen that inker Terry Austin brought to these stories, I can’t wait to see what these pages will look like.

Byrne says:

Even after all these years, it’s the X-Men work I did with Chris and Terry that still resonates the most with fans. Hopefully when you all see the pages in this format you’ll still feel the same way!

Hand scanned from the original pages – a feat in itself to collect together over 100 pages of original art, one imagines – this gorgeous 12” x 17” Artist’s Edition style book is clearly a labour of love.

Scott Dunbier adds:

It doesn’t get much bigger and better than John Byrne’s X-Men. This truly will be an event, one absolutely not to be missed!

So, look out for John Byrne’s X-Men Artifact Edition this July from IDW.