Three Legendary Marvel Comics Covers Are Getting The Limited Edition Poster Treatment

Three of the most iconic comic books ever can now decorate your walls. (Image: Marvel Comics/Grey Matter Art)

Starting tomorrow you can get Amazing Fantasy #15, Uncanny X-Men #1, and The Incredible Hulk #181 for $US40 ($59) each. Now, they’re limited edition posters instead of the actual comics — but for most of us, that’s probably as close as we’ll ever get to owning those legendary issues.

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Marvel Comics, Grey Matter Art is taking the historic first appearances of Spider-Man, the X-Men, and Wolverine and recreating them into screenprints. Each is a 40 x 60cm poster in editions of 150 or 125. They go on sale Friday, August 30 at 3am AEST at this link. (And thankfully they ship to Australia!) Here’s a closer look.

Amazing Fantasy #15: Story by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko, cover art by Jack Kirby. Edition of 150. (Image: Marvel Comics/Grey Matter Aet)
Incredible Hulk #181: Story by Len Wein, art by Herb Trimpe and Jack Abel, cover art by Herb Trimpe. Edition of 125. (Image: Marvel Comics/Grey Matter Art)
Uncanny X-Men #1: Story by Stan Lee, art and cover by Jack Kirby. Edition of 125. (Image: Marvel Comics/Grey Matter Art)

Now, if you wanted to own those comics for real, it would cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on the condition. Maybe more. And yet, it’s almost (emphasis on “almost”) as nice to have them in this format. Here you don’t have to worry about damaging 50-year-old paper worth as much as a house, and still celebrate just how historic and important these comic books were and continue to be.

Before these issues were released on spinner racks in stores across the world, no one knew who “Spider-Man” was. Or the “X-Men.” Or “Wolverine.” Today, they’re among the most famous characters ever created.

These posters are pretty special. Here’s the link again.


    When I remember that I had a copy of Incredible Hulk #181 and sold it, I have to cry. Such a dumb move. At least I still have my original Phoenix Saga.

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