Great Covers – X-MEN #49

A beautiful Jim Steranko image from X-MEN. a series that was decidedly third class for most of the 1960s period in which this cover was produced. Great overall composition and use of white negative space, and those skull-eyes gazing upwards at our heroes are very cool. Steranko reportedly hated the logo, so for the next issue’s cover he redesigned it into the classic X-MEN logo recognized by most people today.

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