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Uncanny X-Men #4 (#623) Mark Brooks Variant Cover

In Shops: 2018-12-05 ; 28 Pages ; SRP: $3.99

Diamond Code: OCT180878 ; Barcode / UPC: 7-59606-09134-8-004211

Marvel Comics, February 2019.

3 Star Rating: Rare 101-1,000 Rare

Uncanny X-Men #4 (#623) Mark Brooks Variant Cover

X-MEN DISASSEMBLED CONTINUES!

Just when things didn't look like they could get worse... The ride of the Four Horsemen of Salvation? The coming of X-Man? And...a return to the AGE OF APOCALYPSE? The weekly epic that threatens to leave the X-Men in tatters rolls on toward its explosive conclusion!

Uncanny X-Men #4 (#623) Mark Brooks Variant Back Cover

This is the 1:100 "Hidden Gem" Psylocke cover variant by Mark Brooks. The "Hidden Gem" refers to art that had been previously used elsewhere and Marvel decided it was good enough to re-use for a cover variant. In this case the art was originally for a print included with the Psylocke Sideshow Collectibles statue, designed by Mark Brooks and sculpted by Adam Ross:

Original Mark Brooks art print from the Psylocke Sideshow Collectibles statue

There were several covers for Uncanny X-Men #4: the standard edition and the second print featured art by Elizabeth Torque:

Uncanny X-Men #4 (#623) Elizabeth Torque covers

There were also three other first print variants available through Diamond Comic Distributors: the John Tyler Christopher Action figure variant, the Gerardo Zaffino variant and the In-Hyuk Lee variant, all shown below:

Uncanny X-Men #4 (#623) Elizabeth three other covers

At the end of April 2019, CGC had 27 recorded gradings for the "Variant Edition", with 22 in the top grade of 9.8 (near mint / mint).

Uncanny X-Men #4 Legion Interior Page.jpg

The Brooks variant is not particularly cheap: in April 2019, you could get a near mint copies for around $175 and a CGC or CBCS 9.8 encapsulated copies for anything between $200 and $400.

Uncanny X-Men #4 (#623) Thor Interior Panel

Uncanny X-Men #4 (#623) 1:100:
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Mark Brooks & Adam Ross Psylocke Statue:
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