Chris Bachalo nailed it

Three quick notes on this original art piece, from Generation X #1.

1. Something seems extra cool about this being from an “important” issue of the series. Although you often see great original art, for some reason the pieces from big issues fetch a larger price tag because, well, they were more relevant. More people saw this page than some random shot from Generation X #13. Issue #1 is catching a lot of casual fans, give-it-a-try’s and also had a large chance of becoming the “I love this ______ (artist/book/writer/character)” issue.

2. Page gives you a great sampling of the book’s main characters. Monet, Jubilee, Husk, Banshee. Outside of Emma Frost and/or Chamber, you’ve covered most of your bases.

3. It’s amazing to see how much time and effort it appears that Bachalo sank it to some of these early issues of Generation X. Look at how crisp, smooth, and detailed this page is – ask yourself if you’ve ever seen Bachalo’s work look so crafted. And this isn’t in anyway bashing any of his other work – the looseness of his style explodes on the page and has become his signature. Here he feels like a focused and sharp weapon – all of the energy in his pencils just oozing out of these tightly drawn, precise pages. Within 12 issues his style loosened, and his illustration transformed into Busta Rhymes – extravagant, unique, explosive.Whether enjoyed or not, Bachalo’s art demanded attention like few others, and continues to do just that today.

So in summary, a $645 Buy It Now seems reasonable for this. A little lower and I think I’d have to start thinking about it.

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