$240,000Initial Offering Marketing Cap
$20Initial Offering Share Price
03/2021Initial Offering Date
Looking for new stories in the early ‘60s, Stan Lee began brainstorming characters and their super-powers. Having used the “radioactive-accident” origin story multiple times, Lee “took the cowardly way out” and decided they would be born mutants, providing the spark for the X-Men. He originally called the team the Mutants, but was advised by Marvel’s publisher that kids were unfamiliar with the term, so instead settled on the name X-Men. The X-Men series was not an immediate hit, but caught a second wind in 1975 when writer Len Wein and artist Dave Cockrum introduced new characters like Wolverine and Nightcrawler.
“X-Men are an esteemed comic book property, and as such, their key issues remain some of the rarest and sought after books on the market.”— Go Collect
Stan Lee joins Timely Comics, which would eventually become Marvel.
X-Men #1 is released, marking the first appearance of the X-Men team and characters such as Professor X, Cyclops, Beast, Angel, and Marvel Girl. #XMEN1 is printed.
X-Men #94 is released. Marvel Girl, Angel, and Iceman depart the team, leaving Wolverine, Nightcrawler, and others to carry the torch.
While in dire financial straits, Marvel is forced to sell off the X-Men film rights to 20th Century Fox for just $2.6 million.
The first X-Men movie, X-Men, is released by 20th Century Fox. Directed by Bryan Singer, the film stars Patrick Stewart as Professor X, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, and Halle Berry as Storm. X-Men takes in $269,339,528 at the worldwide box office.
Following up on the first release, the X-Men sequel, X-Men 2, hits theatres, grossing $407,711,549 at the worldwide box office.
The third film in the franchise, X-Men: The Last Stand, takes in $460,435,291 at the worldwide box office.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the origin story of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. The film would generate $373,062,864 at the international box office.
X-Men: First Class is released, taking in $352,616,690 at the worldwide box office.
With $746,045,700 at the worldwide box office, X-Men: Days of Future Past sets a new record revenue mark for an X-Men title.
X-Men: Apocalypse is released, taking in $543,934,105 at the worldwide box office.
After the Disney-Fox merger, the film rights to the X-Men are brought back in-house.
Rally enters into an agreement to acquire #XMEN1 and offer it on the Rally platform.
Rally’s #XMEN1 is a 1963 X-Men #1 comic book graded CGC NM 9.4. In the top .5% of all graded copies, #XMEN1 is 1 of 13 graded CGC 9.4, with only 6 copies graded higher.Invest Now
|Price Per Share||$20.00|
|Number of Shares||12000|
|Key Issue||First issue in self-titled series|
|Key Issue cont’d||First appearance of X-Men|
|Store Date||August 31, 1963|
|Cover Artist||Jack Kirby|
|Inker||Sol Brodsky, Paul Reinman (disputed)|
|Rarity||1 of 13 (CGC NM 9.4)|
|Authentication||Certified Guaranty Company (CGC)|