You mean…like a…mutant?

§ August 27th, 2012 § Filed under found art, x-men § 13 Comments

Recently acquired at the shop…issue #59 of X-Men (August 1969), with a special message for you X-fans scribbled onto the logo by some anonymous comics critic:

And apparently our critic wasn’t satisfied with warning you on the cover…he hit the first page, too:

Just what we needed…a back issue that deliberately insults possible buyers. …Surely that’s my job?

13 Responses to “You mean…like a…mutant?”

  • Snark Shark says:

    “So this one ISN’T in MINT condition??”

  • Isaac says:

    For some reason I feel compelled to buy that comic from you, Mike.

  • Walaka says:

    Hey, I bought that issue, and I may not be Homo Superior, but I am neither subnormal nor a fool. I think.

  • swamp mark says:

    That’s great!
    I’m going to go right now and start writing on all my early X-Men comics.Since they should remain collectable forever,what a great way to leave messages to future generations.

  • swamp mark says:

    What would you write on X-Men#59,Mike?

  • Subnormal Human Being Possible Buyer says:

    “Just what we needed…a back issue that deliberately insults possible buyers. …Surely that’s my job?”


    All-Father Ralph sent you all those the POGs to teach you humility.

    So be humble, DAMMIT!

    “Only a fool would buy this trash!”

    But it takes a greater fool to pass it up.

    Never to be inspired by it– maybe learn something from it– and someday become a 99-Cent Kindle Millionaire! Or a funnybook/POG salesman who blogs!

    Nuff said, True Believers!


  • Anonymous says:

    Only a true fool would insult such an awesome comic, or the folks who buy it!

  • Wayne Allen Sallee says:

    I remember that Adventure Comics with Supergirl you had with all the men ready to be killed by a group of women and someone wrote WAY TO GO, PIXIE PIE between the genders.

  • Dave-El says:

    I have an old Justice League from when I was 5 or 6 years old and I pencilled in capes on Flash, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman. I bet that’ll bolster its value by 100%.

  • BobH says:

    Looks like something a typical big brother would do to a comic to tease a sibling.

  • Joe S. Walker says:

    Not comics, but some years back I had a copy of Neal Gabler’s “An Empire Of Their Own: How The Jews Created Hollywood” from out of the local library, and in the index someone had written “GOOD MAN” next to “Hitler, Adolf”.

  • Sarah says:

    I think BobH has put his finger on it.

  • Dan Latta says:

    Given the amount of unbridled hatred X-Men comics seem to incite in fans of, say, The Flash, I’m surprised all your back issues aren’t vandalized.